Through Community Service-Learning (CSL), U of A students and their instructors leave the classroom and engage with their communities to make learning come alive. Community Service-Learning (CSL) helps you to make real-life connections between your education and everyday issues in the Edmonton community.
Community Service-Learning is integrated into a broad range of courses, in areas such as women’s studies, anthropology, native studies, English, sociology, modern languages, political science, rural economy, business, and many others. As part of CSL courses, students do 20 hours of service in one of more than one hundred different community organizations. (Those hours replace time you might normally be spending on other out-of-class activities such as library research or extra readings.)
To get involved, browse through the courses offering a CSL component, and register for a course (or two) that fits your schedule, interests, and program of study.
Gain formal recognition of your CSL experience by applying for a Certificate in Community Engagement and Service-Learning, the only certificate of its kind in Canada.
There are multiple ways to learn and get involved through CSL. Gain additional and invaluable leadership experience through our Non-Profit Board Student Internship Program. And get help navigating the CSL journey with our guidebook and non-profit primer.
Please do contact us at any time if you have questions.