Community Engaged Learning program | Mount Allison

Community engaged learning combines community partnerships with academic instruction and critical reflection to create a rich and deep learning experience for students as they transform communities and come to understand what civic and social responsibility means in the 21st century.

At the same time, the program places you in community settings as a required element of academic courses or a voluntary co-curricular placement where you will work with others to address a community-identified need. These settings are our classrooms.

Students learn how to:

  • navigate complex community histories and contexts
  • recognize the importance of equity and diversity
  • collaborate with community partners
  • explore your own personal values in relation to social justice

Students progress through the program participating in sustained partnerships, such as those with local K-12 schools, environmental organizations, and non-profits dedicated to working with marginalized groups.


The Community Engaged Learning program works closely with R-PEACE, a centre for engaged learning based in Sackville, NB.

» Learn more about R-PEACE's work on campus and in the community



Growth from within
Mount Allison establishes new programs, community partnerships in response to students’ 21st century learning needs
Mount Allison professors recognized for innovative teaching, leadership 
Religious studies, community engaged learning professors recognized by Association of Atlantic Universities  
Community Connect 
Mount Allison student’s Community Engaged Learning project encourages intergenerational friendships in Tantramar region 

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