Certificate and Course Information

This interdisciplinary certificate will be of interest to community practitioners in organizations in the public and nonprofit sectors, across diverse fields of service such as social services, education, labour, health, housing, policing, and transportation. Courses focus on the acquisition of the knowledge and skills required to engage community members effectively in planning, problem solving, and decision-making processes that improve conditions and address issues related to the social, political and/or cultural wellbeing of civic and community life.

For detailed certificate and program information, please visit www.ryerson.ca/ce/community.

See more courses and programs relating to Communication and Media and Community Health and Well-being.

Admission Criteria

It is recommended that applicants have the following:

OSSD with six Grade 12 U, including Grade 12 U or M credits, or equivalent, or mature student status with relevant work experience.

Undergraduate students wishing to pursue a continuing education certificate program should be aware of possible restrictions; please refer to Curriculum Advising for complete details.

Program Open House

Students who have questions about the admission criteria and/or would like to know more about this certificate are invited to attend a Program Open House. Please see Open House for dates, times, and location.

Certificate Requirements

The successful completion of six courses, with a cumulative grade point average of 1.67 or higher, is required for the certificate.

Certificate Registration

Students may be registered in only one certificate program at any one time. To allow maximum flexibility in crediting external courses and/or courses previously taken at Ryerson, students should register in the certificate at the beginning of their first course (see also Courses and Programs FAQ). For complete details on the advantages of early registration, registration deadlines, and Transfer Credit restrictions, all students should read Registration in a Certificate Program.

Requirements for Graduation

To graduate, you must successfully complete the published certificate curricula from the year you registered in the certificate. Certificate requirements must be completed within six years from the time you were first admitted into the certificate program. In some circumstances, certificate requirements may change, resulting in courses no longer being available. In such cases, Course Substitutions/Directives may be requested. Also, you must apply on RAMSS to graduate, prior to the appropriate application deadlines (see Important Dates). For complete details, all students should read Graduation.

Recommended Sequence

Students are advised to take the courses in the following sequence:
CSWP 934
CSWP 935
CSWP 936
Electives (two selections)
CSWP 937

Required Courses

CSWP 934   Social Work:  Community Engagement Foundations
CSWP 935   Social Work:  Engaging Diverse Communities
CSWP 936   Social Work:  Community Engagement Practices
CSWP 937   Social Work:  Community Engagement Capstone


Electives (select two)

CCMN 313   Communication:  Organizational Problem Solving and Report Writing
CCMN 314   Communication:  Professional Presentations
CCMN 414   Communication:  Interpersonal Communication in Management
CCMN 443   Communication:  Contemporary Intercultural Communication
CCRM 322   Criminal Justice and Criminology:  Ethics in Criminal Justice
CCRM 402   Criminal Justice and Criminology:  Criminal Justice and Social Inequality
CDST 501   Disability Studies:  Rethinking Disability
CDST 502   Disability Studies:  Disability and the State
CDST 613   Disability Studies:  Strategies for Community Building
CFNY 407   Food Security:  Community Development and Food Security
CINP 913   Nonprofit:  Leading Through Change
CINT 900   Interdisciplinary Studies:  Program Planning and Evaluation Strategies
CINT 904   Interdisciplinary Studies:  Health Promotion and Community Development
CINT 905   Interdisciplinary Studies:  Conflict Resolution in Community Services
CINT 907   Interdisciplinary Studies:  Team Work for Community Services
CINT 910   Interdisciplinary Studies:  First Nations Issues
CINT 912   Interdisciplinary Studies:  Community Development: International Field Experience
CINT 914   Interdisciplinary Studies:  Settlement Experiences
CINT 916   Interdisciplinary Studies:  Introduction to Fundraising
CINT 917   Interdisciplinary Studies:  Community Development
CINT 920   Interdisciplinary Studies:  Community Collaborations
CINT 922   Interdisciplinary Studies:  Intro to Aboriginal Worldviews
CODG 127   Digital Geography:  Digital Geography Applications in Community and Social Services
CPLE 745   Planning:  Selected Topics in Planning
CPSY 808   Psychology:  Community Psychology
CSOC 500   Sociology:  Youth and Society
CSOC 609   Sociology:  Women and Human Rights
CSOC 705   Sociology:  Law and Justice
CSSH 502   Social Sciences and Humanities:  Community Action Research
CSWP 302   Social Work:  Social Policy: Welfare and Programs
CSWP 335   Social Work:  Power, Resistance and Change
CSWP 402   Social Work:  Social Policy and Social Inclusion
CTEC 210   Technology Studies:  Fundamentals of Project Management
CVFS 401   Family Supports:  Contemporary Family Issues
CVFS 403   Family Supports:  Family Supports Theory and Practice


Note to registered certificate program students
Electives
CKPM 202 deleted.
CSSH 502 and CTEC 210 added.

Distance Education

The following courses are available in a distance education format this academic year.

CCMN 313   Communication:  Organizational Problem Solving and Report Writing
CFNY 407   Food Security:  Community Development and Food Security
CINP 913   Nonprofit:  Leading Through Change
CINT 900   Interdisciplinary Studies:  Program Planning and Evaluation Strategies
CINT 904   Interdisciplinary Studies:  Health Promotion and Community Development
CINT 905   Interdisciplinary Studies:  Conflict Resolution in Community Services
CINT 907   Interdisciplinary Studies:  Team Work for Community Services
CINT 914   Interdisciplinary Studies:  Settlement Experiences
CINT 916   Interdisciplinary Studies:  Introduction to Fundraising
CINT 920   Interdisciplinary Studies:  Community Collaborations
CINT 922   Interdisciplinary Studies:  Intro to Aboriginal Worldviews
CSWP 934   Social Work:  Community Engagement Foundations
CSWP 935   Social Work:  Engaging Diverse Communities
CSWP 936   Social Work:  Community Engagement Practices
CSWP 937   Social Work:  Community Engagement Capstone
CTEC 210   Technology Studies:  Fundamentals of Project Management
CVFS 401   Family Supports:  Contemporary Family Issues
CVFS 403   Family Supports:  Family Supports Theory and Practice