We are grateful to our community partners and the educational experiences they bring to our students.  The program seeks to engage a wide range of community-based, national and international organizations in our work. We seek to advance research that is of value to philanthropy and civil society, assist in building capacity in this sector, and provide invaluable experiential learning for our students.  For further information on what is involved for practicum placements and research projects please refer to description below.   If your organization wishes to be involved or requires further information please contact us at mpnl@carleton.ca

Masters of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership – Community Partners

ACORN Canada

Adoption Council of Canada/Conseil d’adoption du Canada

Aga Khan Foundation Canada

Air Force Association of Canada

Alterna Savings

Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County

Amnesty International Canada (English-Speaking)


Artez Interactive Inc. Canada

Association of Fundraising Professionals – Ottawa Chapter

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa

BMO Financial Group

Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa

Camp Aftermath

Canada Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Research Network

Canada Without Poverty

Canadian Artists’ Representation (CARFAC)

Canadian Association of Family Resource Programs (FRP Canada)

Canadian Association of Gift Planners

Canadian Association of the Deaf

Canadian Centre for International Justice

Canadian Federation for Sexual Health

Canadian Federation of University Women


Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women

Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity

Canadian Society for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse (CSMSSA)

Canadian Wildlife Federation

CanUgan Disability Support

Catholic Family Service Ottawa

Causeway Work Centre

Charity Intelligence Canada

Children’s Aid Foundation of Ottawa 

Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Foundation

Christie Lake Kids

Citizen Advocacy of Ottawa

Citizens for Public Justice

City for All Women Initiative (CAWI)

Canadian Co-operative Association

Community Forward Fund

Community Foundation of Ottawa

Community Foundations of Canada

Community Laundry Co-op

Connect Legal

Description of how your Organization can be involved….

Professional Development Practicum is an optional course for this program.  It is an unpaid practicum in an organization that would be approximately 7-10 hours a week for 3 months (1 semester).  The practicum gives students a wonderful opportunity for hands on work experience in the philanthropic sector.  The student would be working in the office on projects that can be of help to the organization and supervised by a person within the organization.   Paid practicums would also be considered if that is of interest to the organization. 

Capstone Project is a mandatory course for this program completed in the final fall term.  The students sign up for projects to form student teams to undertake research on an issue of relevance to the organization.  It is an unpaid research project conducted offsite during a 3 month period (1 semester).  The capstone project would be of an issue that the organization wants to be researched (previous examples:  social return on investment, evaluation, policy research, etc.).   The student(s) would conduct research offsite under the guidance of a faculty supervisor.  At the end of the term the student(s) would give a formal presentation and submit a report to the organization / faculty supervisor on their research findings.