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Carleton University is a public university in Ottowa, Canada. Founded in 1942, Carleton now enrolls over 24,000 students in 65 programs of study. Carleton’s Strategic Plan, “Defining Dreams,” states that the university is “future-oriented, engaged in solving real-world problems in the local and global communities.” The plan commits the University to intensify and expand student engagement and external collaboration, in both research and teaching, increase the number of job placements and internships for students, and celebrate a culture of community service across the institution. Carleton University’s website>>

Batawa Project

 The Batawa Project is an interdisciplinary initiative dedicated to the construction of a sustainable and innovative living environment with a focus on research and learning. Carleton University has teamed with the village of Batawa to create a sustainable community. The Batawa project brings together Architecture and Industrial Design students as well their instructors and reflects the importance and potential of university-community engagement in developing sustainable strategies in response to homelessness, housing and urban/environmental design. Learn more>>

Carleton Centre for Community Innovation (3ci)

 Through research, education and program management, 3ci investigates, strengthens and disseminates innovation in social finance, responsible investment, community-based economic development, and local governance and administration in Canada and around the world. As one of Canada’s leading sources of expertise in social finance, 3ci has played a leadership role in grant-making, evaluation and policy analysis in the fields of community economic development and social enterprise. From 1997 to 2008, the Centre managed the Community Economic Development Technical Assistance Program (CEDTAP). Learn more>>

Alternative Spring Break

 The Alternative Spring Break program (ASB), run by the Student Experience Office at Carleton University, is a Community Learning initiative. This program allows students to bridge their skills and knowledge acquired in class to service provision on the ground. The various themes of interest reflected by the ASB (social justice, human rights and community) allow for students to engage in, discuss and act on issues such as homelessness and affordable housing. The ASB offers both local and international opportunities. Learn more>>