New Rural Community Building Course


Starts April 8, 2019

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Community Building for Rural and Remote Communities provides training and certification for staff, volunteers, or elected officials who want to make a difference and are serving in formal or informal community leadership roles. It is suitable for a variety of organizations, committees, networks, businesses, and sectors e.g. health, social services, economic development, education, justice, libraries, elected officials, recreation, agricultural, arts, co-operatives, environment, faith communities etc.

Free Webinar March 26th: Are you a Future-Ready Commmunity Leader?



“When the wind of change blows, some people build walls, others build windmills”, so runs an old Chinese proverb. However, that proverb could just as easily be applied to today’s era of unprecedented change. While it is tempting to keep our heads down and continue doing what we’ve always done as an existing or emerging community leader, the reality is that there is much less risk if we ensure we are future-ready. Learn what that means as well as how you as a community leader - with or without a title -  can do more to ensure socially innovative, responsive and meaningful programs, products, services and initiatives.  

Learning Opportunity: Training and Certification

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Our communities need leaders who understand and can serve as agents of change, who can apply systems thinking, be catalysts for citizen engagement, plan using a community development approach, commit to continuous improvement, and advocate for both quality of life and economic development. This how-to course provides an extensive practice-based learning opportunity for those interested in facilitating collective impact and transformation in their neighbourhoods or communities.  It is geared toward practitioners who will be in a position to operationalize the community building work that will strengthen leadership, innovation, and collaboration using a community development process, tools, and resources. Read more about our courses at this link and learn what others have had to say about our training.

Training and Certification for Community Builders

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Read more about our courses here. Attending an online course is easy. Meet for live interactive weekly sessions, apply the learnings in meaningful ways within your own organization, neighbourhood or community, and then share and learn from your cohorts on your own time!

Why is community development training and certification so important? 

Who Has Time for Learning?


We live in complex, fast-paced, constantly changing times. On some level, its no surprise to find training has become less of a priority.

It may be the result of us often equating learning with formal and sometimes irrelevant learning deliverd by a sage-on-the-stage who may sometimes have more wings than landing gear. However,it is ultimately those who are able to accept that leadership is a life-long journey of learning and subsequently make it a priority will be the ones who survive and thrive as future leaders.

Why Community Building Training and Certification?


Our greatest learning from inspiring community leaders across the country is that communities get better when their leaders do. The transformation we're all looking for these days needs to originate from within and that means strong and prepared leaders able to think within a futures context.

Making Use of Technology to Engage Participants

Learn how Participatory Video can be used to engage participants in identifying and analyzing key issues and opportunities in their community. 


New Site Launch

We're excited to share with you our new learning portal here at Campus for Communities of the Future!

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