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Community Service-Learning

Community Service-Learning (CSL) courses at Laurier integrate service in the community with academic content. Through service-learning placements or projects at local organizations, you will fuse classroom learning with hands-on experience. As part of your CSL course, you will be guided through intentional and critical reflections that will connect your experience outside the classroom with course material.

We offer CSL courses in psychology, human rights and human diversity, youth and children’s studies, business, kinesiology, global studies, history, health studies, and geography, with new courses in development. We partner with non-profit or social profit organizations, schools, community centres and social agencies.

"CSL instilled a sense of pride I had been lacking being covered under a mountain of textbooks and lecture slides.”

– CSL student

Why Participate in Community Service-Learning?

  • Participate in creating positive change in your local community.
  • Make strong connections between curricular and experiential learning.
  • Develop your leadership skills and ability.
  • Gain hands-on experience with a community partner.

How do I Enrol in a Community Service-Learning Course?

Browse through courses offering a CSL placement. Community Service-Learning courses are now coded with the acronym CSL in LORIS Browse Classes (formerly Dynamic Schedule).

How do I Choose my Placement

On Sept 9 you will be able to look at available placements for your course by accessing Navigator. On Sept 13 you can select a placement that suits your interests and timetable. Positions are available on a first-come, first-served basis. You can also choose to do a self-initiated placement.

How Long Will My Placement Be?

For one CSL course, most placements are two hours a week for 10 weeks.

Who Do I Contact If I Need to Receive Accommodation For My Placement?

After identifying with the Accessible Learning Centre, please contact a member of the CSL team to discuss the provision of accommodation for the CSL component of the course.