School of Community and Health Studies - Centennial College - Toronto

Post-Secondary Program Community Development Work - Programa de Trabajo en Desarrollo Comunitario

School of Community and Health Studies - Centennial College - Toronto
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Centennial College’s Community Development Work program will prepare you for the interdisciplinary field that incorporates politics, economics, research and an understanding of cultural diversity.

If you are interested in this offering, you should have a strong desire to build healthy communities and make a difference in the lives of others, have excellent teamwork skills and be willing to continuously learn.

Grounded in the belief that there is no one road map to community development practice and that the community itself is “organic by nature”, this program will cover different theoretical approaches and ideas related to community development, considering ecological, social and economic constraints and possibilities.

Faculty members in this School of Community and Health Studies offering are experienced practitioners who come from a diverse range of fields. As such, you will be encouraged to practice reflexive, rigorous, critical and creative thinking that informs interpretations, processes and policies in the wider society.


English Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required)
Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent


Semester 1
Theoretical Foundations in CD
Sustainable Community Development
Communication Fundamentals
College Communications 1
Social Psychology

Semester 2
Foundations of Community Based Research
Community Economic Development
Community Engagement and Participation
Placement Theory and Practice
College Communications 2
Global Citizenship: From Social Analysis to Social Action

Semester 3
Community Development in Action
Global Perspectives in Community Development
Community Development Policy
Business Essentials
Placement 1 - GTA
General Education Elective

Semester 4
Placement 2 - International/Domestic
Placement Seminar

Salidas profesionales

Career Outlook
Community Engagement Worker
Community Outreach Worker
Volume and Commissions Coordinator
Program Facilitator
Youth Development Coordinator
Community Service Worker
Crisis Intervention Worker
Developmental Service Worker
Family Service Worker
Areas of Employment
Voluntary organizations
International community settings

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