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CSL Awards—2012 Winners Announced

The Foundation is pleased to announce the 2012 Community Service-Learning Award Winners, which recognize successful community initiatives supported by robust community service-learning partnerships. They highlight innovative approaches that transform relationships, structures, policies, and/or mainstream practices.

The awards were presented at the Community-University Expo 2013 on June 13 in Corner Brook, Newfoundland. The following CSL winners received a share of $30,000 in prizes: The University of New Brunswick’s Community Health Clinic, The Adler School of Professional Psychology (Vancouver), and the Concordia University Volunteer Abroad Program.

Click here to watch videos of the winning CSL projects.

Learn more about the Foundation’s Community Service-Learning initiative.

Announcing the 2012 CSL Awards

The Foundation is now accepting submissions for the 2012 Community Service-Learning (CSL) Awards competition. CSL is a model of experiential learning that combines classroom learning with volunteer work to achieve community goals and instill in students a sense of civic engagement.

The Awards recognize successful community initiatives supported by robust community service-learning programs. They highlight innovative approaches that have—and will continue to—transform relationships, structures, policies, and/or mainstream practices. The Foundation hopes that such recognition will encourage similar initiatives in communities across the country. A total of $30,000 is available for up to four awards of $7,500 each.

Community organizations and post-secondary institutions are invited to jointly submit an application by January 31, 2013. Award winners will be announced in June 2013.

To watch a short video on the Foundation’s CSL initiative, click here. For more information about the CSL Awards, click here.

CSL Awards—Winners Announced!

The Foundation is pleased to highlight the winners of the Community Service-Learning (CSL) Awards, which recognize successful community initiatives supported by robust community service-learning programs.

Announced May 11th at the 2012 Canadian Alliance for Community Service-Learning Conference at the University of Saskatchewan, the following community-university project winners take home a share of $30,000 in prizes: Lakehead University’s Food Security Research Network; l’Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières’ l’Université de la Rue and l’Écol’Hôtel K; the University of Ottawa’s Ecojustice environmental law clinic; and the University of British Columbia‘s The Aboriginal Community as Teacher program.

Click here to watch videos of the winning CSL projects.

CSL is a model of experiential learning that combines classroom learning with volunteer work designed to achieve community goals and to instill in students a sense of civic engagement. Learn more about the Foundation’s Community Service-Learning initiative.

CSL Awards — Call for Submissions!

The Foundation is now accepting submissions for the newly launched Community Service-Learning (CSL) Awards competition. CSL is a model of experiential learning that combines classroom learning with volunteer work designed to achieve community goals and to instill in students a sense of civic engagement. Between 2004 and 2012, the Foundation will have granted $9.4 million to support the introduction and growth of community service-learning programs through its CSL initiative.

The CSL Awards will recognize successful community initiatives supported by robust community service-learning programs. They will highlight innovative approaches that have — and will continue to — transform relationships, structures, policies, and/or mainstream practices. The Foundation hopes that such recognition will encourage similar initiatives in communities across the country. A total of $30,000 is available for up to four awards of $7,500 each.

Community organizations and post-secondary institutions are invited to jointly submit an application by December 1, 2011. Award winners will be announced in the spring of 2012 at a public event and several outstanding initiatives will be profiled in the media.

Learn more about the CSL Awards here.

“Getting Wisdom”: the Foundation’s latest publication

“Getting Wisdom,” written by Silver Donald Cameron, explores the community service-learning (CSL) movement in Canada and shares insights about this revolutionary method of teaching and learning.

The best examples of community service-learning initiatives demonstrate how engagement can mobilize knowledge, help solve problems, and create responsible citizens.

Download the publication here.