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.

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.

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

Alterna Savings

Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County

Amnesty International Canada (English-Speaking)


Arts Network Ottawa 

Association of Fundraising Professionals – Ottawa Chapter

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa

BMO Financial Group

Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa

Camp Aftermath

Camp Quality Canada

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 Co-operative Association 

Canadian Federation for Sexual Health

Canadian Federation of University Women

Carebridge Community Support 


Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women

Canadian Women & Sport

Canadian Society for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse (CSMSSA)

Canadian Wildlife Federation

CanUgan Disability Support

Catholic Family Service Ottawa

Causeway Work Centre

Centre for Social Enterprise Development

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

CKCU 93.1 FM

Community Addictions Peer Support Association (CAPSA)

Community Forward Fund

Community Foundations of Canada

Community Laundry Co-op

Connect Legal

Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada

Council for the Arts in Ottawa

Crossroads Children’s Mental Health Centre 

Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre

David Suzuki Foundation

Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT)

Easter Seals Canada


Ecology Action Centre

Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations

Enterprising Non Profits


Family Services Ottawa

Farm Radio International

Fondation J. Armand Bombardier

Forum of Federations

FINCA Canada


Global Philanthropic Canada

Good Works  |  the heart & soul of philanthropy

Habitat for Humanity Greater Ottawa

Hamilton Community Foundation

Heart and Stroke Canada

HelpAge Canada

Help Lesotho

Hire Immigrants Ottawa

Hospice Care Ottawa

Imagine Canada

Immigrant Women Services Ottawa

Infertility Awareness Association of Canada (IAAC)


John Howard Society Canada

John Howard Society of Ottawa

Just Food


Live Work Play

MADD Canada

Main Street Community Services

MaRS Centre for Impact Investing

Mastercard Foundation 


McConnell Foundation 

Metcalf Foundation

Michaëlle Jean Foundation

Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust Conservancy

National Trust Canada

Oikocredit Canada

Ottawa Community Foundation 

Ontario Nonprofit Network

Ontario Trillium Foundation

Operation Come Home

Options Bytown

Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre

Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization

Ottawa Community Loan Fund – Small Loans, Big Impact

Ottawa Innercity Ministries

Ottawa Museum Network

Ottawa Riverkeeper

Ottawa Public Health

Ottawa Safety Council