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Course Series in
Caring Clown

This program is for adults 50+ who want to make a difference by bringing joy, laughter, and fun into the lives of long-term care residents. This unique, hands-on program trains volunteers to bring cheer to residents in long-term care homes. Caring Clown courses offer playful exercises, informative discussions, and skill-building activities that develop imagination, spontaneity, and musicality. In addition, working closely with long-term care homes, a practicum provides an opportunity for the Caring Clown to gain experience.

For further information about this course series, please visit www.ryerson.ca/ce/caringclown. For general information, contact mena.carravetta@ryerson.ca or 416.979.5103.

Those who successfully complete this course series are eligible to earn a Recognition of Completion from The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education.

Required Courses

CSCC 900   Caring Clown:  Caring Clown I
CSCC 910   Caring Clown:  Caring Clown II
CSCC 911   Caring Clown:  Caring Clown Practicum


Supplementary Workshops

These courses give experienced Caring Clowns the opportunity to further develop their learning and professional skills; however, they are not required for the Caring Clown Recognition of Completion. Please be aware that not all courses are schedule every academic year; check the individual courses for up-to-date scheduling.

CSCC 200   Caring Clown:  Strengthen Your Clown Character
CSCC 201   Caring Clown:  Clowning Into the World of the Other
CSCC 202   Caring Clown:  Music Therapy and Caring Clown
CSCC 203   Caring Clown:  The Joy of Dance
CSCC 204   Caring Clown:  Opening to the Expressive Body
CSCC 205   Caring Clown:  The Joy of Failure
CSCC 206   Caring Clown:  Awakening New Possibilities