Help a community organization while having fun, making friends and gaining skills.
The Community Compass program is a community-based experiential learning program. We recruit teams of volunteers, and volunteer with a local organization together. We make sure that teams are prepared for their experience, and can articulate the skills the practice in the community.
Stay tuned for the next Community Compass experience.
This program is offered free of charge to Concordia students, thanks to the support of the George and Helen Coward Endowment Fund.
We have 8 years of experience preparing teams for community experience, and making meaning of their community engagement experience through facilitated reflection. We can help make your community engagement activity achieve the highest possible outcomes for participants learning around: teamwork, collaboration, deep listening, and self-directed reflection.
George & Helene Coward Endowment Fund
Community Compass is the evolution of a program formerly known as Alternative Spring Break (ASB). The ASB program received a generous donation at the bequest of the late Kenneth Coward, and had been named in honour of his parents Helene and George Coward. It is intended to facilitate access and encourage students to engage in critical thinking and personal reflection in order to enrich their academic experience and foster civic responsibility.
Completion of the Community Compass reading week program can be applied towards the completion of your Core Skill Modules in FutureReady. Community Compass is the equivalent of completing 4 activities (2 Leadership & Collaboration, 1 Communitication & Digital Capabilities, 1 Career Development).