Community Service Learning (CSL) program
Community Service Learning (CSL) is a credited educational experience that (1) is conducted as part of a course, during which (2) students participate in structured volunteer activities designed to meet community needs and (3) critically reflect on their in-community placement learning, to develop a better understanding of class materials and their field of study.
Read more about CSL.
SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT Initiative
SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT is a pilot initiative of the University of Ottawa implemented in collaboration with two networks —the Centre for Social Enterprise Development and the Coopérative de développement régional Outaouais-Laurentides/Pôle d’économie sociale Outaouais. During the fall 2022 and winter 2023 semesters, it will support over 25 social enterprises in the Ottawa-Gatineau region through group projects. The initiative aims to allow groups of students to obtain concrete experience by carrying out projects or mandates for social enterprises.
Read more about the SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT Initiative.
Extracurricular volunteering (EV) takes place during students’ personal time and is not part of any course. EV opportunities are available to the entire student community (unlike CSL, which is only available to students enrolled in courses that have a CSL component). Volunteer opportunities are promoted throughout the year. However, more students are available during the academic year, which runs from early September to mid-April.
TD Environmental Leaders Program
Every year, University of Ottawa students have the opportunity to take part in three environmental projects in the National Capital Region focusing on habitat restoration, environmental education or community gardens.
As a community partner in the TD Environmental Leaders program, you:
Submit a proposal for a project that is meaningful to your organization, and request up to $5,000 in funding for project materials
Recruit a team of students to help plan and implement your project
Work with a multidisciplinary team that offers you varied points of view
Mentor a team of students, exposing them to your area of expertise and educating them about your environmental issue
To initiate an application for funding under the TD Environmental Leaders Program, email us.