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.
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Capilano University | 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver, British Columbia Canada V7J 3H5 Tel: 604.986.1911
Sunshine Coast | 5627 Inlet Avenue, Sechelt, British Columbia Canada V0N 3A0 Tel: 604.885.9310
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.