Wednesday 6-9 pm. Instructor: Linzi Manicom  WI 2008

Students work for 6-8 hours per week throughout the academic year on the tasks and projects assigned by their placement supervisor. The work might include general program assistance, event organizing, preparation of documents, tutoring, service provision or participating in community activities.

The seminars (which are weekly for the first few weeks of the year and then less frequent) provide the space for experience-sharing and peer-learning, talks on topics related to community engagement and social justice, discussion of scholarly articles on community engaged learning, guest speakers, workshops on community engagement practices, and facilitated collective reflection.

Course content includes an overview of the social sector, forms of community engagement and social justice work, and takes up questions and themes that emerge from students’ experiences in their placements. Regular, guided reflective practice – in journals and class discussion – encourages the integration of academic and experiential knowledge and supports ethical, personal and career development. Beside reflective writing, academic assignments include a couple of blog posts, an end-of-year symposium presentation, and a team-organized design and delivery of a seminar session.

NEW495Y PLACEMENTS:  For a list of available placements  click here

To apply: (Applications for 2017-18 are now closed)
NOTE: It is important that you follow these instructions carefully to avoid your application being misdirected or overlooked.
1. Please compile into a single file the following three items:
(a) a covering letter indicating your interest and background relevant to the specific position;
(b) your resume; and
(c) a copy of your academic history from ROSI (copied into a Word Doc).
2. Name the file thus: “Placement name – your name” (e.g. ETC… – Yingxi Gao or Hart House Kitchen – Sally Bowles).
3. Send the file as an email attachment to the CEL Coordinator at The subject line of the email should also read “Placement name – your name”.
4. Please submit separate applications (different emails and attachments) for each of the different positions if you apply to more than one.