Community-Engaged Learning

BUC-161-400Community Engaged Learning (CEL) is an educational approach that integrates service in the community with intentional learning activities.

Within effective CEL efforts, members of both educational institutions and community organizations work together toward outcomes that are mutually beneficial.

–The Canadian Alliance for Community Service-Learning


For Students

How can I participate in CEL at Brescia?

CEL is a great opportunity for students to connect their academic knowledge with real-life experiences, benefiting the local community.

CEL lets you enrich your educational experience by integrating classroom concepts and content, community service, and reflection.

Students at Brescia have the opportunity to experience Curricular Community-Engaged Learning, which is CEL for academic credit. You can consult the Academic Calendar for courses that include this opportunity.


For Faculty Members

How can I integrate community-engaged learning with my course curriculum?

If you’re a faculty member who would like to embed CEL in your course curriculum, please contact Student Life for a consultation.


For Community Members

How can I partner with a Brescia CEL course?

We always welcome new hosting partnerships with community organizations and are here to facilitate the connection between students, faculty, and community organizations wanting to work together.

Our students are eager to assist your organization with services to meet your needs.

Community organizations involved in CEL projects or placements as hosts provide supervision, facilities, and materials for short-term projects or practicum experiences.

Please contact the Student Life Centre for more information.