DSW112-Building Community


Admission Requirements
  • Grade 12 or OSSD Equivalent
  • Mature Student with Wonderlic SLE min. cut score minimum 14 on test
  • Bring Your Own Device (BYOD): As a student in this on-campus program, you will require a mobile computing device that meets the specifications outlined by your program
  • Textbook: The Community Development Handbook; A Tool to Build Capacity

Course Fees: $485.00
Other Compulsory Fees: Inclusive
Course Hours: 45 Hours
Course Intake: Every Monday
Department: PT – Continuing Education
Registration: Nativetc.com


In this subject, students will learn the essentials of community development and capacity building with a focus on developing potential and enhancing community living. Students will learn how community development is initiated and the steps in the community development process. Students will learn how to use Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) strategies to strengthen communities and include people at risk for marginalization.


North Bay Campus or Online – www.nativetc.com

Part 1: Understanding Building Community Terms

Part 2: When Does Community Happen

Part 3: Understanding Change

Part 4: Developing a Process

Part 5: Implementing and Adjusting the Plan

Part 6: Reviewing and Adapting the Community Development Plan

Part 7: Attitude, Knowledge and Skills

Part 8: Common Problems and Solutions

Part 9: Asset-Based Community Development

Knowledge Competencies
Outline and describe how to extend leadership in the development of inclusive communities.

Skill Competencies
Demonstrate leadership in the development of inclusive communities.