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CACSL 2013 Acitvity Report- Who are we and what are we doing?

CACSL is a national alliance established to support the active participation of students, educators and communities in community service-learning (CSL) recognizing CSL as one aspect of an engaged institution.  CACSL VISION: Our nation is one where educational institutions and community organizations engage in sustained collaborations that enhance learning and promote social good. CACSL VALUES: CACSL… Read more »

Reminder: Publishing Opportunity, CSL in Canada

CSL in Canada: Critical Conversations (Eds. Sarah Buhler and Nancy Van Styvendale) Deadline for Submissions: August 31, 2014 At the Canadian Alliance for Community Service-Learning (CACSL) Conference in 2012, participants expressed the need for more Canadian scholarship on community service-learning (“CSL”). While there are many edited collections on this topic from the United States, there are… Read more »

Collective Impact Articles in the Philanthropist

Collective Impact in The Philanthropist A special issue on Collective Impact has just been published in The Philanthropist, a quarterly review for practitioners, scholars, supporters, and others engaged in the nonprofit sector in Canada.  The Collective Impact framework was first proposed in the Winter 2011 issue of the Stanford Social Innovation Review by John Kania… Read more »

Community Service-Learning and Change- October 6, 2014

University of Alberta Community Service Learning  is hosting a pre-conference  workshop at the Engagement Scholarship Consortium.  COMMUNITY SERVICE-­‐LEARNING &  CHANGE: Collaboration, innovation, and impacts in the university and community. Hope to see  you there! For more information: Pre-ConfWorkshop_Announcement

Publishing Opportuntity: CSL in Canada

CSL in Canada: Critical Conversations (Eds. Sarah Buhler and Nancy Van Styvendale) Deadline for Submissions: August 31, 2014 At the Canadian Alliance for Community Service-Learning (CACSL) Conference in 2012, participants expressed the need for more Canadian scholarship on community service-learning (“CSL”). While there are many edited collections on this topic from the United States, there… Read more »

High School students address the lack of fresh food in an isolated community

An article about students at Mecatina Community Learning Centre (CLC) on Quebec’s Lower North Shore developing a hydroponic garden to grow and sell fresh greens to the community. http://blogs.learnquebec.ca/wordpress-mu/thebloomerreport/2014/04/24/students-greau-ing-organic-crops-with-hydroponic-garden/ Ben Loomer Community Based Learning Coordinator Community Learning Centre Initiative- Quebec

What’s happening with CSL in Canada?

Ever wonder what’s happening with community service-learning in Canada? May 28-30, 2014 community service-learning practitioners and researchers will gather at the Healthy, Resilient Communities conference at Algonquin College in Ottawa, ON. There the Canadian Alliance for Community Service-Learning(CACSL) will host a workshop to explore the current state of CSL in Canada, envision its future, and… Read more »

Community Knowledge Exchange

Inaugural Community Knowledge Exchange Summit November 19-21, 2014 Toronto, Ontario The Ontario Trillium Foundation and Community Foundations of Canada are working together to create the Community Knowledge Exchange – a new approach to building and sharing community knowledge. Community Knowledge Exchange (CKX) is taking the traditional conference model and turning it on its head. Inspired… Read more »

Healthy Resilient Communities Registration Opening Soon

  Healthy Resilient Communities registration opens on March 28th! The Canadian Alliance for Community Service Learning, Volunteer Canada, Community First: Impacts of Community Engagement, and Algonquin College are partnering for the first time to address the multi-faceted challenges facing communities across Canada!  Healthy Resilient Communities will take place May 28th until May 30th, 2014, in… Read more »