Program Highlights

The Community Leadership and Social Change Diploma program is not currently accepting applications for the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 terms.

This unique two-year program will help you grow into a community leader, with training in service learning, community-based research and program planning.

Build the skills and knowledge for careers in the community sector emphasizing community development, social change and social justice in the Community Leadership and Social Change diploma program.

You'll develop your abilities with classes in business writing, local government administration, social anthropology and human geography.

Graduates find employment in a broad range of jobs in the non-profit sector, and pursue further post-secondary education in community-related fields.


CampusTermsFull/Part Time
North VancouverFallFull-time or part-time

Tuition and Fees Per Year

Domestic Students
Year Tuition Fees Total
Year 1$4147 $1638 $5785
Year 2$4147 $1638 $5785
Year 3$0 $0 $0
Year 4$0 $0 $0
Year 5$0 $0 $0
Total$8294 $3276 $11570

Note: Fees are subject to change. Some programs have fees for supplies and equipment that aren’t included in the estimate. To get an idea of what you’ll pay to study at CapU, try out our Tuition & Fees Estimator.

First Year

Total credits: 30.00

CLSC 100Introduction to Community Development3.00 credits
CLSC 101Leadership for Community Building3.00 credits
CLSC 102Facilitation for Community Development Practitioners3.00 credits
CLSC 103Service Learning in Neighbourhood Context3.00 credits
CLSC 105Foundation Skills in Community Development3.00 credits
CLSC 200Digital Tools for Social Change3.00 credits
Breadth Requirements (see list below)12.00 credits


Second Year

Total credits: 30.00

CLSC 201Community-Based Research3.00 credits
CLSC 202Program Planning and Management3.00 credits
CLSC 203Service Learning in Leadership Roles3.00 credits
CLSC 204Reflective Practice in Community Settings3.00 credits
Breadth Requirements (see list below)18.00 credits


Breadth Requirements

CMNS 220Advanced Business Writing and Editing3.00 credits
ENGL 100University Writing Strategies3.00 credits
PADM 200Local Government Administration in BC3.00 credits
Electives 100 level or higher15.00 credits
Quantitative/Analytical Course (see approved list on the Capilano website)3.00 credits
Choose from the following list:

Choose 3.00 credits from the following list:

ANTH 121Introduction to Social Anthropology3.00 credits
GEOG 100Human Geography: People, Places and Cultures3.00 credits
SOC 100Social Structures3.00 credits


Total program credits: 60.00

Important Dates

Application Dates

Oct 5, 2021 - Sep 6, 2022

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Jul 4, 2022

Fee Payment Deadline

Aug 22, 2022 4:00 PM

Note: Dates are subject to change.

How to apply

  1. Check the admissions requirements.
  2. Check the application and document deadlines for your program.
  3. Complete and submit your application through EducationPlannerBC.
    1. Upload all your required/supporting official documents.
    2. Pay your application fee.
  4. Admissions will review your application and contact you.

Admission Requirements

For the official publication of programs, course descriptions and admission requirements please view the Capilano University Calendar.

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Have questions about this program?

School of Access & Academic Preparation

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Student Information Services

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