Community Engagement Citation

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Community engagement is about sharing information, contributing expertise, and working collaboratively within the context of agencies and community groups. Engaging with stakeholders, community members, or special interest groups is an integral part of many jobs. Whether you work in government, industry, or the non-profit sector, learning how to foster and effectively manage engagement activities may be essential to your career and your organization’s success. 

The University of Alberta’s Citation in Community Engagement provides participants with knowledge on the basic principles of engagement and allows them to develop the skills needed to succeed in this emerging field.

Program at a Glance

Program structure

Minimum 3 courses needed to graduate.

Location & Format

Classes held in downtown Edmonton.


1-2 years of part-time study.


This program will be of interest to those working or planning on working in public, private, or non-profit sectors in areas such as: government, community, and industry relations; partnership development; communication and knowledge mobilization; project planning and management; designing and developing engagement processes; community-based research and evaluation.

Program Plan

This program is comprised of one 39-hour core course and 70 hours of electives, for a total of 109 instructional hours. Designed for part-time study, it can generally be completed within one to two years. 

Courses do not have to be completed in any specific order, allowing students to choose the courses that best fit their schedule in any given term. Evening, weekend, and online learning opportunities are available to accommodate a variety of schedules.

A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 is required to obtain the citation.


1 core course
70 hours of electives


Advanced credit toward elective course requirements may be granted for other related courses offered by the Faculty of Extension or by other faculties in the University of Alberta, contingent on approval from the program’s academic advisor.

Qualifications & Admission

Enrolling in the program is a requirement if you want to obtain the citation. You may apply for admission as you start your studies or, if you prefer, after you have taken one or more courses.

We are open to students with a variety of educational and professional backgrounds. Our expectation is that you have a commitment to learn and achieve your continuing education goals.

This program is currently open for enrolment—apply now!


  1. Click on the ‘Apply now’ button below to download the Application for Program Admission form.
  2. Submit your completed application, along with a $100 admission fee.

Tuition & Fees

  • A one-time application fee of $100 is required for admission into the program.
  • Tuition is paid on a course-by-course basis as you register for your classes; courses are GST-exempt.
  • Some courses require a textbook at an additional cost.

Courses Offered

You can register for a course without enrolling in the program. If later you decide to apply for the full program, the course(s) you’ve taken will be applied toward your citation.

Register online or by phone at 780-492-3116 (toll-free 1-800-808-4784). You may also register by mail, fax, or in person.

Classes are held at Enterprise Square, downtown Edmonton, Alberta. Some courses in this program can also be completed online through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool.

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