• Community Capacity Building Citation

    A unique program for students with lived experience in hands-on community work. More...

    Community Development & Outreach blog

    Stories of change at Capilano University. More...

    Community Leadership & Social Change Diploma

    An innovative program that prepares students for rewarding careers. More...

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Community Development & Outreach

  • The Community Development and Outreach Department (CDO) creates educational experiences that honour each learner's life experience, recognize a learner's role in their community, and engage with communities to appreciate and build on their strengths and assets. We work with local service groups, institutions, business and governments to address the needs they identify in a way that includes everyone, especially those who are most vulnerable. 

    We welcome all students - whether you're just out of high school, new to Canada, looking for ways to grow what you already know, or building on years of life experience.

    We offer programs in North Vancouver, Vancouver, the Sunshine Coast, Squamish, Whistler, and communities around Pemberton and Mount Curry. These include one-on-one literacy tutoring, family literacy programs, ESL settlement programs, First Nations literacy programs, Community Literacy Coordination, a Certificate in Community Capacity Building and our new Diploma in Community Leadership and Social Change.

    To learn more about us, visit our blog or like us on Facebook.