Winter Service-Learning

What is Service-Learning?

An educational approach that integrates service in the community with intentional learning activities.

Canadian Alliance for Community Service-Learning

In service-learning, you will have a chance to work with children and youth, apply course concepts to the real world, and get co-curricular credit while you build your professional network.

We're proud to be working with a wide range of community and campus partners as part of the service-learning program. Since 2016, our partner organizations have provided over 1,000 placements for Werklund students.


Current Opportunities

These are the Service-Learning opportunities available for the Winter semester. Please use the red "Learn More" buttons to see more information about each opportunity.

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Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth's TIPS Program

Transitioning Into Post-Secondary (TIPS) program helps immigrant youth achieve their personal, social, and academic goals as they finish high school. 

This opportunity is open to all BEd students.

Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra's PhilKids

Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra's PhilKids

Inspired by Venezuela's El Sistema program, where students benefit from a social program taught through music. 

This opportunity is open to all BEd students (but is ideal for students in their EDUC 400s or non-EDUC courses).

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Inclusive Post-Secondary Education (IPSE) Curriculum Specialists

Modify university curriculum to meet individual student needs.

This opportunity is open to students currently taking their EDUC 400 or 500 courses.

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Inclusive Post-Secondary Education (IPSE) Literacy Tutors

Create, plan, and lead literacy-based lessons to enhance students' university experience.

This opportunity is open to students currently taking their EDUC 400 or 500 courses.

Core Connections

Immigrant Services Calgary's Core Connections

Connecting newcomer youth with pre-services teachers to help aid in integration to the community and provide academic support and help navigating post-secondary.

This opportunity is open to all BEd students.

Catholic Family Service

Kindred's Families Together

The Families Together program exists to reduce family stress and build family resiliency through strengthening parent/child relationships, increasing youth resiliency, and increasing social networks.

This opportunity is open to all BEd students.

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Journey 2050 at the Calgary Stampede

Participants will shadow expert facilitators, learn content, and work with the team to develop in-person and virtual activities which they will have the opportunity to facilitate in person or virtually.

This opportunity is open to all BEd students.

High School students study on stairs

Junior Achievement's Financial Literacy Workshops

Co-lead engaging workshops that align with the Alberta curriculum and enhance students' work readiness. 

This opportunity is open to all BEd students.

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Literacy and Numeracy Support for High School ELLs

Work alongside experienced teachers to provide proactive support to students at the St. Anne Academic Centre.

This opportunity is open to students currently in their EDUC 400s or EDUC 500s.

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Stampede School Facilitators

Develop, plan, lead, and support activities for a first-class education program run by the Calgary Stampede Foundation.

This opportunity is open to students currently in their EDUC 400s or EDUC 500s.

Japanese students in Lake Louise

Teaching Across Borders Incoming English Support

The Incoming Teaching Across Borders Program will be changing for Winter 2023. Stay tuned for updates!

This opportunity is open to students taking EDUC 400 and 500 courses in the Winter semester.

Telus Spark PD day Camps

Telus Spark School and Day Camp Support

Support delivery, logistics, and prep of all curriculum-based activities that occur at the science centre. 5-16 year olds. 

This opportunity is open to all BEd students.

EDUC 450: Diversity in Learning

EDUC 450 Diversity in Learning

Service-Learning for Diversity is an optional extension of the EDUC 450 course. Taking place in the Winter semester, Service-Learning for Diversity runs parallel to other Service-Learning opportunities offered through the Experiential Learning program. This opportunity allows students to gain first-hand experience working with children and youth from a variety of diverse backgrounds. This opportunity connects to a specific section of EDUC 450. 

Applications for this opportunity open in the Fall semester.

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Collaborating with others ... to better understand and resolve challenges facing the communities we are all a part of.

Gemmel and Clayton, 2009