Image of community partners and UBC students working together at a boothing tent, outside in the summer time


Connect with UBC students and faculty on projects that best meet your community’s needs

Our Work with Community Partners

The Centre for Community Engaged Learning is focused on bringing the diverse experiences of community organizations together with UBC faculty and students to approach complex societal challenges.

Opportunities for Collaboration

Opportunities to collaborate with CCEL on various initiatives are always open.

Social Impact Lab

The Social Impact Lab is a hands-on learning platform for students and community members to act on social and climate justice issues.

Your Role as a Community Partner: Partners can reach out to CCEL to collaborate on partner expertise to speak or educate on local issues. This may be through one-day events, cohort-based programs, panel discussions, and more.

UBtheChange – Community Action Days

UBtheChange Community Activators collaborate community organizations and schools to implement community action projects throughout the year.

Past projects have included cooking workshops, educational fairs for elementary school students, social media campaigns, and more. Suitable projects will receive:

  • A student project manager supporting 15-20 hours a week of planning over 3 months
  • A team of student volunteers
  • A budget of up to $500

Your Role as a Community Partner: Partners can reach out to CCEL to recruit student volunteers to collaborate on short-term Community Action Day projects.

CCEL Grants

CCEL funds up to $10,000 for student-led projects that partner with BC-based community organizations to address community priorities.

Your Role as a Community Partner: Partners can reach out to CCEL to recruit eligible UBC students to collaborate on student-led projects.

Past Projects

Looking for inspiration on how to collaborate with CCEL? Here are some project examples to get your ideas rolling.

Climate Action Mobilizers (CAM) Project

The Climate Action Mobilizers (CAM) Project was a 2-year initiative that aimed to empower UBC students to tackle social and climate justice issues to address the climate emergency.

CAM engaged with neighbourhoods and communities in Vancouver to collaborate in the development and implementation of climate action projects to address the climate crisis.

Events and projects included workshops, panels, and climate walks with community members of various ages and backgrounds.

Connect with Us

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