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Community Worker - Outreach and Development

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Bring positive change to communities from the grassroots up.

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The Sheridan Community Worker – Outreach and Development program equips you with skills to empower a local, regional or international community to bring about change. Learn what you need to know to facilitate and organize a grassroots effort. Get real world experience through the program’s over 575 hours of field placement. Through your community development diploma program, you’ll gain skills and knowledge in:

Facilitating groups and workshops

Community economic development

Advocacy and conflict resolution

Health promotion

Partnership and coalition building

Human rights and community organizing

Fundraising and grant writing

Developing and conducting surveys

Community Engagement

Community Leadership

Applied research

Non-profit marketing

Program planning

Participatory community development

Professors are experienced community workers. In addition to full academic qualifications, all have strong connections in the community.

Get Real World Experience Through Practicum

In Year 2 you’ll engage in a placement that will help build your employability skill-set. You’ll spend two days per week in field placement in Term 3, and in Term 4 field placement is three days per week plus one block week.

Completion of field practicum is a mandatory program requirement. Progression and graduation are not possible without completion of a field practicum. Many field practicums require a Vulnerable Sectors Check (VSC), Criminal Reference Check (CRC), Child Welfare Check (CWC) and/or current health requirements check. In the event that you have any of these checks resulting in a « possible match » or “police contact” record(s), the decision about whether you are accepted for field practicum falls to the community partner. (The community partner may require you to disclose the particulars of your record; you have the right to not make this disclosure. If the community partner denies you the field practicum based on a « possible match » or “police contact” record(s) or a lack of disclosure, you will not be able to complete your field practicum with that community partner and, therefore, may be unable to complete your credential). Please be advised that such records may constrain opportunities in various sectors of the profession.