Welcome to Voices of CEL! A monthly newsletter where you can learn about CEL opportunities, read stories about student, staff and partner experiences in the program, as well as find volunteer and job opportunities. This newsletter has something for everyone and great opportunities to explore. The newsletter will come out the first week of every month.

What is CEL? Community Engaged Learning (CEL) is a method of experiential learning that emphasizes action, reflection and real-world engagement. It allows individuals to participate in hands-on experiences while gaining critical thinking, problem-solving and reflection skills by creating mutually beneficial relationships between individuals and communities.

CEL Updates

Back in 2018, CEL launched the start of the year with Carleton Serves.

Calling all Students: Strategic Plan for Community Engagement Student Consultation

What does community engagement mean to you? All Carleton University students are invited to join a consultation on Jan 25th at noon, to discuss ideas that will help develop Carleton’s inaugural Strategic Plan for Community Engagement (SP4CE). Registration is required.

Centre for Community Engagement

Earlier this fall, Carleton has launched the Centre for Community Engagement which will provide support to the community engagement priority that was outlined in The Strategic Integrated Plan. According to the website, the centre “will lead the development of Carleton’s first community engagement strategy and of the corresponding support systems required for implementation.” The SP4CE Task Force has been created to lead the development of this Strategic Plan and has begun consultation with the Carleton community. Students, staff and faculty who are interested in participating in the consultation process are encouraged to visit their website or contact communityengagement@carleton.ca

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Humans of CEL

Featuring Brynn Brieda (Left) and Korry Brankin (Right)

As the 2021-2022 Co-Chairs for CU Relay for Life, we thought SOAR would be a great opportunity to share our experience of leadership and volunteering with the Carleton community. As a fundraiser in support of the Canadian Cancer Society, we wanted to show students the impact of participation and fundraising efforts on not just the school community, but the country as a whole. Relay is an event that has been bringing Carleton students and faculty together for more than 10 years and continues to be an avenue for leadership roles on campus. We’ve both started as participants and were able to gain the skills necessary to succeed in our positions as Co-Chairs. As Co-Chairs we are responsible for overseeing the event experience and participant engagement for the event. On our committee, we have 9 teams that range from community outreach to entertainment and logistics. The opportunity to oversee and lead so many teams while they plan many different projects has allowed us to develop our leadership skills that will translate very well in the professional world. For us, community on the Carleton campus means coming together as one and fighting for a cause. Cancer affects us all so being able to bring everyone together who are trying to complete a common goal is very special.

Partnership Spotlight

Featuring Bruce House

One of the CPP partners, Bruce House, is committed to ensuring people have access to equality, housing stability, supported independence, and opportunities for healthy living. They support a diverse group of people living with HIV and might be dealing with addiction, mental health, homelessness, and incarceration. From their website, “Bruce House clients benefit from increased housing stability, increased physical and emotional wellness, increased access to resources, decrease in isolation, and the peace of mind that comes from knowing a support network exists for them in times of need.”

CPP’s will be working with Bruce House on A Taste for Life. An annual fundraiser that started in 1999. The event is a combination of the generosity of restaurants and combined with caring people who dine and donate every year. The event will be on Wednesday, April 27 support people living with HIV in YOUR community!

Community Engagement Volunteer Opportunities

Off-Campus Volunteer Opportunities 

Job Opportunities

Previous Newsletters

Sept. 2021

Oct. 2021

Nov. 2021

Dec. 2021

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