1. One of
students whose primary language is not English, one of the following:
letter of interest (200-400 words), written by you, that explains the
completion of a pre-application interview with one of the program faculty
of an active role as a volunteer in the community
Yes. We designed this program to suit
people who are also trying to balance work, volunteering and families. You will not be required to attend a
class every day, particularly if you are enrolled part-time.
If you have flexible hours, work weekends
or evenings, and/or work part-time, you will be able to work while you learn!
You can definitely take some of our
courses off campus and start working towards the diploma from elsewhere in the
province. At this time, it is not possible to complete the Diploma without
attending some classes at our North Vancouver campus, but we’re working on
making it more accessible to students in our other regions
Two required courses – CCB 100 and CCB
105 – will be offered at a community location in Vancouver on Wednesday
evenings. Several other courses will be offered either online or over a few
intensive weekends. The remaining required courses will be offered at Capilano
University, North Vancouver Campus, during the weekday. In addition to required community
volunteering, two service learning courses provide students with an opportunity
to gain credits volunteering in their own community. These courses will include
faculty support, coaching and specific thematic seminars, both on and off
campus. A Capstone course can also be used to earn credit and undertake a
specific community project in your local area.
We hope so! We have worked with leaders
in our community to develop courses that will provide you with the practical
skills, information, and resources to make you the strongest, most effective,
most employable community developer
you can be.
In this program you will develop working relationships with staff,
management and volunteers in various community organizations in your community. You will
also have an opportunity to learn more about how the sector works in BC and
network with local community service providers.
Successful graduates may
find employment as program
or volunteer coordinators, fundraisers, settlement workers, health promotion
workers, and more. Students will develop a personal
pathway to leadership in community development that could involve transferring
to a degree program, working in the non-profit sector, being active as leaders
in their community or working independently as project consultants. The
CLSC Diploma is all about growing your community and your opportunities.
It’s not too complicated, but there are a few steps. Follow these and ask questions if you need to:
Yes, definitely! We want to talk to everyone who is thinking about taking the CLSC Diploma, so that we can help you learn if it’s the right program for you. To ask a question or set up an interview, please email Diana Twiss CDO Program Coordinator at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 604-990-7885.
Applications for Academic Year 2018/19 will open on March 1, 2018. Apply by the March 31, 2018 deadline to receive priority consideration.
You must be enrolled as a full-time student (9 credits) at Capilano University at all times while living in the residence community. Students who do not plan to enroll in full-time studies during the term(s) for which they are applying will not be considered. Prospective students interested in living in residence during the Spring 2018 must receive admission to the university prior to applying. If you have additional questions, please contact
For additional information, please visit CapU residence page.
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Capilano University is named after Chief Joe Capilano, an important leader of the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh) Nation of the Coast Salish people. We respectfully acknowledge that our campuses are located on the territories of the Lil’wat, Musqueam, Sechelt (shíshálh), Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.