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Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Community Worker – Outreach and Development

Bring positive change to communities from the grassroots up.

Sheridan’s Community Worker – Outreach and Development program helps you empower communities to bring about change.

Essential training

This program teaches you how to facilitate and organize a grassroots effort, equipping you with skills to empower a local, regional or international community to bring about change. You'll get real-world experience through the program's 575+ hours of field placement, and you'll benefit from our professors' strong connections in the community.

What you'll learn

  • Community engagement and leadership
  • Advocacy and conflict resolution
  • Partnership and coalition building
  • Human rights and community organizing
  • Fundraising and grant writing

University links

The Community Worker – Outreach and Development diploma program has an articulation agreement with Athabasca University. Credits count towards the Bachelor of Professional Arts in the Human Service Major program.

Additional information

You’ll also gain skills and knowledge in:

  • Facilitating groups and workshops
  • Health promotion
  • Applied research
  • Program planning
  • Participatory community development
  • Community economic development
  • Developing and conducting surveys
  • Non-profit marketing

Professors are experienced community workers. In addition to full academic qualifications, all have strong connections in the community.

Field placement

In Year 2 you'll engage in a placement that will help build your employability skill-set. You'll spend two days per week in field placement in Term 3, and in Term 4 field placement is three days per week plus one block week.

Awards

Awards are granted in this program based on community leadership and academic excellence.


Program Offerings

  • Ontario College Diploma

    • Full-Time
    • 2 yrs (4 semesters)
    • Program code: PCWOD