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Course Series in
Family Supports and Community Engagement

This course series addresses the growing demand for skills that expand and integrate knowledge for practitioners in the fields of early learning, family support, community engagement, and health-related sectors. It will also support learners working in diverse community-based programs.

Students will gain knowledge and competencies to address challenges experienced by contemporary families while promoting healthy child development. This course series also focuses on specific strategies to engage families in effective planning, problem-solving, and decision-making processes that will improve conditions of family and community well-being.

For more information, contact Catherine Moher, Academic Coordinator, at or 416.979.5000, ext. 2535.

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

Required Courses

CSWP 936   Social Work:  Community Engagement Practices
CVFS 403   Family Supports:  Family Supports Theory and Practice

Electives (select one)

CINT 905   Interdisciplinary Studies:  Conflict Resolution in Community Services
CSWP 935   Social Work:  Engaging Diverse Communities
CVFS 401   Family Supports:  Contemporary Family Issues
CVFS 406   Family Supports:  Guiding Children's Development

Once you have successfully completed the courses, email The Chang School at with your name, student number, and the course series you have completed. Upon verification, you will receive your professional development award.