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Student opportunities

Student-run groups offer learners rich and diverse opportunities to apply their talents in the service of community.

Read more about Community-based experiential learning opportunities.

5 Days for the Homeless

5 Days for the Homeless is an annual fundraiser. Each March, Concordia students and alumni spend five days and nights on the street in support of Dans la Rue, a local organization dedicated to helping homeless and at-risk youth.

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AIESEC Concordia

AIESEC Concordia is the University's chapter of a global youth leadership movement. Students benefit from transformative international placements with influential organizations by gaining the skills and experience necessary to becoming tomorrow's leaders.

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Amnesty International Concordia

Amnesty International Concordia is the University’s chapter of AI Canada, part of a global human rights movement spanning more than 150 countries and territories. Students put their energy into local and international activism to pursue Amnesty International’s vision for a world in which human rights are respected and shared by all.

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Burrito Project Montreal

The Burrito Project Montreal is the local chapter of a grassroots initiative to build community and feed the hungry and homeless. Each Sunday, volunteers fight local food insecurity by preparing vegan burritos and delivering them to those in need on the streets of Montreal by bike or on foot.

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CASA Cares

CASA Cares is the nonprofit segment of the Commerce and Administration Student Association at Concordia’s John Molson School of Business. Students promote social responsibility by organizing fundraisers to benefit local nonprofits and charities, thus facilitating the development of business leaders equipped to make philanthropic choices.

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Centre for Gender Advocacy

The Centre for Gender Advocacy is an independent, student-funded organization promoting gender equality and empowerment, particularly as these relate to marginalized communities. Staff and volunteers fulfil this mandate by offering support services and resources and by raising awareness through campaigns and advocacy.

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City Farm School

The City Farm School is a Concordia Greenhouse initiative to develop partnerships and expertise in urban agriculture on the island of Montreal. Coordinators and apprentices promote a cultural shift toward meeting the challenges posed by climate change by focusing on local food autonomy and community engagement.

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CJLO Radio

CJLO 1690 AM is Concordia’s campus-community radio station. Almost entirely volunteer-run, its wide variety of programming includes an emphasis on independent and underground music, unique among English-language stations in Montreal. CJLO also promotes and supports musicians by hosting events throughout the city.

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Colours of Concordia

Colours of Concordia is a group dedicated to facilitating a greater understanding between cultures. Students, faculty, staff, and alumni use physical activity and cycling to further their vision, which is supported by the Colours of Concordia Cultural Initiative Fund.

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CEED: Community, Empowerment, Education, Development

“Community. Empowerment. Education. Development.” is a nonprofit operating in Montreal and Gulu, Uganda. Each summer, CEED offers Concordia and Ugandan students an opportunity to contribute to sustainable development projects in northern Uganda during three-month internships, which provide hands-on experience implementing adaptive solutions.

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Concordia Community Solidarity Co-op Bookstore

The Concordia Community Solidarity Co-op Bookstore is a nonprofit bookstore located on campus. Students focus on the needs of students in their approach to leading this independent shop, which sells new and used books as well as artisan consignments.

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Concordia Greenhouse (temporarily closed until winter 2025)

The Concordia Greenhouse is an all-organic space geared toward education and research. Comprised of staff, interns, and volunteers, it is a collectively-run, consensus-based nonprofit open to students and community members. It hosts events and projects around urban sustainability, community building, and food security to advance its goals around the promotion of urban agriculture.

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Concordia University Television (CUTV)

CUTV is a nonprofit Concordia-based community organization specializing in visual media creation. Established in 1969, over 350 students and professional artists benefit from access to a variety of production resources, including training and access to professionally-equipped television and audio recording spaces.

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Engineers Without Borders

Engineers Without Borders Concordia is a nonprofit organization offering experience and knowledge to assist development. Supported by professional engineers, students, and volunteers in Canada and abroad, Engineers Without Borders works to promote education, communication, and innovation.

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Humanitarian Awareness of Concordia University

Humanitarian Awareness Concordia University is a student group focused on international development. Established by UK organization Humanitarian Awareness, this group offers students experiential learning opportunities supporting humanitarian relief efforts in order to advance awareness of international needs and responsive projects on a global scale.

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Journalists for Human Rights

Journalists for Human Rights is an organization dedicated to speaking out against international rights abuses. This student-led group produces and shares information relating to the cause of human rights in an effort to mobilize media to raise awareness.

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Le Frigo Vert

Le Frigo Vert is a Concordia-based cooperative food store. Collectively run, it serves both students and the wider community by offering affordable, nutritious groceries with traceable origins, so that its clients can ensure their food is produced by fairly-compensated workers in a sustainable manner.

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Let’s Talk Science

Let’s Talk Science is a national outreach program dedicated to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Educators and youth are connected with volunteers to deliver a wide variety of free STEM learning experiences in schools and communities to help young people build critical skills, career awareness, and positive attitudes toward maths and sciences.

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The Operation Research Challenge

The Operation Research Challenge, known as TORCH, is an annual one-day operations research challenge. Organized by operations research students from three universities, small teams of high school students use engineering, computer science, and mathematics to solve complex decision-making problems applicable to a variety of settings and industries.

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People’s Potato

The People’s Potato is a collectively-run Concordia-based soup kitchen that offers vegan meals for voluntary donation. Its directors and volunteers are committed to broader goals of social and environmental justice in serving and educating students and community members.

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QPIRG Concordia

The Quebec Public Interest Research Group at Concordia is a student-funded, non-profit resource centre for student and community research and organizing. Students and community members are able to make use of its space and resources and participate in projects, while volunteers drive its work supporting grassroots activism and diverse social and environmental issues through a wide variety of working groups and campus-community links.

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Queer Concordia

Queer Concordia is an on-campus resource centre. Its staff offer information and support related to LGBTQ+ needs and promote awareness of queer issues and safer sex to the public.

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Sustainable Concordia

Sustainable Concordia is a forum for non-hierarchical, consensus-based decision making around sustainable campus development. Students, staff, faculty, and administrators work together to address sustainability issues, taking part in working groups and using the organization as a springboard for sustainable initiatives on campus.

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Women in Engineering

Women in Engineering strives to address the underrepresentation of women in the engineering and computer science fields. Its executive team strives to promote engineering to women and girls of all ages through outreach initiatives and offers support and encouragement to women pursuing engineering and computer science at Concordia.

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please contact the Office of Community Engagement

Phone: 514-848-2424 ext. 5840
Office of Community Engagement

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