University of Alberta’s CSL newsletter is now available.

Please visit: to access the newsletter.


Join us at 2015 Health Promoting Universities conference

Researchers, practitioners, administrators, students and policy-makers from all fields are invited to this conference on developing healthy, sustainable campuses. The conference will take place at UBC Okanagan in Kelowna, BC, from June 22-26, 2015. To learn more:

The 2015 International Conference on Health Promoting Universities & Colleges will mobilize the power and highlight the responsibilities of institutions of higher education, supporting knowledge exchange among people interested in the intersections of: human and environmental health and wellbeing, ecosystem sustainability, economic development, and learning and productivity on campuses and beyond. The format includes plenaries, panels, concurrent sessions, talking circles, networking, and consensus building.

A renewal process for the 2005 Edmonton Charter for Health Promoting Universities and Institutions of Higher Education will enable an update on regional and global network activity, relationship building, and the design of a new Charter through dialogue.

Early bird, one-day, and student rates are available.

Thank you to our sponsors: Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Region of the Americas, International Union of Health Promotion and Education, Ibero-American Network of Health Promoting Universities, Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Co-hosted by Canadian Mental Health Association BC. Practice Leader: Simon Fraser University.

For more details, please visit the website: or email:

C2UExpo 2015 – May 26th to May 29th 2015


C2UExpo 2015

C2UExpo 2015 – May 26th to May 29th 2015

Citizen-Driven Policy: Strengthening Community Engagement for a Better World.

First and foremost, the C2U Expo 2015 conference provides the opportunity for participants to be inspired and energized by the successes of community-campus partnerships, community based research, and community service-learning. Furthermore, the conference provides a means for participants to build connections and share ideas through meaningful dialogue, work in solidarity to build on the cumulative legacy of the Expo’s networks, partnerships, and projects throughout Canada and the world.

The C2U Expo 2015 conference aims to build momentum for policy solutions that help civil society organizations navigate the current environment, and more effectively assert their interests through policy development and engagement; and Strengthen the growing national movement to deepen community-campus engagement as universities and colleges seek to enhance their potential to contribute to the development of Canada and the public good.


CACSL members will enjoy a 15% discount on the regular conference rate ($65.25 to $72.75 reduction).


Preconference Workshops

A number of pre-conference workshops and webinars will be offered prior to the conference in May.


The pre-conference workshops will be organized and facilitated by the Community-Campus Partnerships for Health, Canadian Alliance for Community Service-Learning and Volunteer Canada, Institute for Community Engaged Scholarship, and Community-Based Research Canada. Confirmed workshops are:

  • Collective Impact Pre-Conference Event.
  • Understanding and Advancing Impact, Policy and Funding for CBR and CCE.
  • Engaged Practice Learning Exchange Workshop.
  • Collective Impact and Community Engagement: From Idea to Action.
  • How to Build a Research Shop.
  • Translating Practice to Policy in Community-Campus Partnerships.


CACSL members will enjoy a $105 reduction in the Collective Impact pre-conference event.

 The pre-conference webinars will be hosted by the University of Saskatchewan and Memorial University. Confirmed workshops are:

  • Station 20 West – Community Enterprise Centre.


Please use the following flyer to distribute widely: C2UExpo 2015 CACSL info

Information on CACSL membership:


Call for abstracts: CURA2 Poverty and Social Inclusion 2015 conference

There will be a $100 award for the best student presentation, a $100 award for the best lived experience presentation, and a $100 award for the best community solutions presentation at this conference.

When: October 28 & 29, 2015 from 9 am to 4 pm

Where: Best Western Lamplighter Hotel (591 Wellington Road, London, Ontario)

Type of Presentation: Oral Presentation/Story Telling (30 minute), Sharing Circle, Conversational Café, Round Table Discussion, Panel, Poster Board, or any other presentation methods of your choice.

Abstract Guidelines:
• 250 word summary of presentation
• Title of Abstract/Presentation
• Presenter(s)
• Contact Information: Telephone and Email
• Type of Presentation
• Equipment needs

Research Coordinator: Amanda Wright
Fax: 519-667-6870
Address: Suite 102, 750 Baseline Road East. London, Ontario N6C 2R5
Phone: 519-685-8500 ext. 75896

Please submit to Amanda Wright by Sunday, May 17, 2015 and feel free to contact Amanda with any questions!

Please see the following link for the submission form: Community Poster-Call for Presentation

CACSL Conference 2016: Impact for Sustainability

Mount Royal University (MRU) is pleased to host the 2016 national conference for Community Service Learning (CSL) and Community Engagement (CE). Victoria Calvert, the CSL coordinator for MRU is the Conference Chair, and Cynthia Gallop is the Academic Chair. This conference is held every two years and provides a national connection that reaches the constituents involved in CSL and CE. The discussions and exchange of ideas and research pertaining to curriculum, impact, and processes would be of interest to members of community organizations, faculty, post-secondary institutional organizers, and policy-makers.

Please follow the link for more information about abstract submission and share widely.

Call for Submissions: Community Service Learning and Community Engagement Impact for Sustainability 

2015 Evaluating Community Impact registration now open

Evaluating Community Impact: Capturing and Making Sense of Community Outcomes is an interactive, three-day workshop designed for leaders who want to discover how to capture, understand, and measure community outcomes and the impact of change initiatives on communities. This workshop will be co-led by me and my colleague, Mark Cabaj.

Please browse the event webpage to learn more about the workshop and how you can become a member of our learning community from from February 23-25 in Toronto, Ontario.

This workshop is best suited to those who have an interest and some basic experience with evaluation but are eager to tackle the challenging but critical task of getting feedback on local efforts to change communities. As a participant of Evaluating Community Impact, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Identify the dynamics and patterns of community change;
  • Strengthen your understanding and appetite for evaluation; and
  • Explore a variety of evaluation approaches and tools appropriate for community change.

Special rates are available for teams registering three or more people. Register today to secure your spot at the 2015 Evaluating Community Impact Workshop! Registration will be limited to the first 150 people who sign up.

Cube Galley Ottawa: Panel to Explore Charitable Fundraisers Artist Connections- Dec 3,2014

Repost from Cube Gallery

Charitable fundraisers are important initiatives for supporting communities and organizations across Ontario, but as artwork takes centre stage at auctions and raffles, artists themselves are often forgotten about. Frequently, these fundraisers aren’t supportive to artists and their professional practices, leaving them without economic return.

We will address key questions such as:

What is the effect art fundraisers have on the market?

How do artists benefit from donating their works?

How can fundraisers be designed so that all involved parties benefit?

What are some successful case studies?

Join us for a panel talk at Cube Gallery, as we discuss the issues and questions surrounding charitable fundraisers. Our experts will include artists, directors of commerical galleries and artist-run centres and tax experts.

The insights and thoughts raised during the event will be contributing to our research and development of a code of practice on the topic.

The event is PWYC (Pay What You Can) with recommended amounts of $10 for CARFAC members and $15 for non-members. Drinks and snacks will be available! Hope to see you there!

To Register