Community Engagement

Did you know you can learn ways to change the world every day through community engagement? By working, studying and developing solutions for real world issues you can make a difference in your community, Canada and the world.

Community Engagement at a Glance

Professor speaking to students in classroom. Community Engagement.

What do I gain from Community Engagement?

You will be enabled to:

  • make connections in the community
  • volunteer in your field of study
  • build up your resume
  • get hands on experience

For Students

There are multiple ways to get involved. A co-curricular record is one option we suggest!

Co-Curricular Record

You’re already doing the work and getting the experience, so why not get recognized for it? Carleton’s Co-curricular Record is a great way for you to get recognized! It recognizes your extra-curricular involvement in:

  • student organizations or within Carleton offices
  • leadership accomplishments
  • community service activities

For further information you can visit Carleton’s Co-Curricular Record website.

There are also several opportunities for community service offered through the Student Experience Office—programs like Alternative Spring Break. There are also a number of clubs and societies offered through the Carleton University Students Association  that you may wish to explore.

For Faculty

If it’s possible, try adding a community involvement element to your course. Let your students apply what they’re learning to the community around them.  For help, guidance and mentorship,  the Discovery Centre is a active member and supporter of the Carleton Community Engaged Pedagogy group.  This faculty group will support you in your efforts to reach out to the community.

The Discovery Centre supports Carleton’s Community Engagement Committee in sponsoring its annual event.