What is Community Service-Learning (CSL)?

Community Service-Learning (CSL) encapsulates the University’s commitments to learning, discovery, and citizenship, and to connecting communities (Dare to Discover). 

By completing a number of courses with a CSL component, including our CSL-designated courses, students can earn a Certificate in Community Engagement and Service-Learning upon graduation.

The program also offers opportunities for students to serve as interns on local non-profit boards, and for U of A staff and graduate students to teach courses to adults facing barriers to education through the Humanities 101 program.

Here is Lesley Cormack, Dean of Arts, speaking about CSL:


  1. Community Service-Learning Opportunities

    February 19 2014

    Interested in education that is rooted in the community? Join us on March 5th for a panel discussion, presented by Community Service-Learning, which will highlight opportunities for students to engage with the community through intentional citizenship and critical engagement.

  2. Community-Engaged Scholarship

    February 11 2014

    CES Partnership is comprised of 8 Universities working in collaboration with Community Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) to transform university policies & practices to recognize & reward CES. Through CES, we seek to realize the potential of universities to improve the quality of life for all Canadians.

  3. Communicating Risks

    February 07 2014

    Barker’s class, which incorporated a Community Service-Learning (CSL) component, paired students with organizations such as SAGE, Winifred Stewart, Scouts Canada, Youth Empowerment and Support Services, and the Edmonton Seniors Centre.

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