Wilfrid Laurier University Graduate Calendar - 2010/2011
Canadian Excellence

SK608
Community Capacity Building
0.5 Credit

This course focusses on understanding the nature of healthy communities and their relationships to well-being for people. A primary interest is supporting the capacity of community members to act on their own behalf. Basic purposes include both developing a theoretical understanding of community capacity building, as well as introducing relevant practice principles and methods. Other topics may include working cross-culturally, leadership/membership development, participatory project development, fundraising, fostering partnerships and solving common problems in community organizations. Adaptations for various disadvantaged and minority populations will be considered.