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Community Development/Community Economic Development
  • Two-year diploma
  • September entry date
  • Notre Dame Campus, Winnipeg
  • Optional one-year Community Development certificate exit
  • If you have a criminal record or are listed on a Child Abuse Registry or Adult Abuse Registry, you may not be able to complete this program. See Program Progression Requirements for more info.
  • International applicants please visit Academic Program, Dates and Fees for a listing of programs for international students, current availability and online application instructions

This program prepares you to become a facilitator of change in communities that are experiencing multiple barriers to development.

In this hands-on diploma program, you will learn how to:

  • Recognize and use the gifts and assets of the existing community
  • Promote social inclusion and participation at all levels of transformation
  • Understand power dynamics and ethical issues
  • Apply practical facilitation skills to aid in this work
  • Acquire work experience and build a CS Network through 4 Practicums 

You will also acquire a solid understanding of organizational development, program planning, and financial management of volunteer sector organizations and the how-to of starting a new social enterprise.

This program is designed to meet the needs of both new students and those who have been working in the field. It may be of special interest to you if you live or work in inner cities, First Nation communities, or have some international community development experience or aspirations.

Red River College endeavours to provide the most current version of all program and course information on this website. The College reserves the right to modify or cancel any course, program, process, or procedure without notice or prejudice. Fees may change without notice.