All PCJ students must complete Service Learning (PCJ362H1S) in the winter semester of their third year of study, as part of their core courses. You will be matched with a client to contribute ideas and practices to the organization learned from the PCJ curriculum, as well as to bring experiences back into the classroom. Through readings, assignments, and discussion, the course emphasizes how groups work to achieve community goals, how grassroots politics works, the power of social capital, and engage in questions of how such structures are needed to resolve conflict, broker peace, and achieve justice.
The Trudeau Centre works with a variety of partner institutions and the Centre for Community Partnerships to create new service learning opportunities. While opportunities vary year to year, we strive to place students in organizations that align with their academic interests. We look for organizations that focus on: