Our team is working remotely and continuing our support of Community Engaged Learning (CEL) projects and placements. As always, feel free to contact us at cel@uwo.ca at any point and let us know how we can help you. Please visit www.uwo.ca/coronavirus for university-wide updates.


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Community Engaged Learning Starts With You

In London and area, and all around the globe, partners, organizations, and not-for-profits are connecting with students to tackle critical societal issues. We are committed to developing effective, reciprocal and sustainable partnerships.

CEL at Western works with you to align our program learning outcomes with your organization's goals ensuring a mutually beneficial relationship and helping each other build capacity.

When Western students step out of the classroom and into your organization, you can expect them to bring along fresh perspectives, enthusiasm, and insights. They bring creativity to challenging problems, shed awareness on important issues, and inject hope and optimism into the projects they tackle. Tap into a new talent pool and mentor the next generation of community leaders.

Community Engaged Learning projects partner with
300+ organizations

Western brings the brightest to London
with one of the highest academic entrance averages in Canada

Community Engaged Learning courses at Western celebrated their
20th anniversary in 2019

Why partner with Western CEL?

  • Recruit extraordinary volunteers and potential future employees
  • Build a strong connection to the university
  • Gain access to resources (ex. researchers, grants, space)
  • Bring new ideas and insight to your organization
  • Mentor students and contribute to their learning
  • CEL won a Pillar Innovation Award for Community Impact in 2017

Our commitment

Western CEL is committed to working with you to support the needs that you identify. Whether it’s a single afternoon, or a long term project, we offer a number of programs that connect you to the students you need, when you need them. Reach out to our team, to find out how we can best fulfill your needs.

Connecting our students with your future

Undergraduate and graduate students bring fresh perspectives, creativity, awareness, knowledge, enthusiasm, and new networks to your community projects. Idealistic and open, they will work hand-in-hand with you on your defined needs. Collaborating with the next generation of leaders, innovators, and Mustangs, your organization will benefit from the finest talent pool that London, and the world, has to offer. 

Since the best student experience is not just limited to the classroom or the campus, our students are committed to working alongside the London community. By partnering with CEL, students can help you advance your organization’s mission and goals. Reach out today to get started on developing your opportunity, local or global, a few hours or a course, we will work with you to match our best and brightest to your needs.

What our partners are saying

This has been a great experience for us, and we look forward to working with another CEL student group to see how we can reproduce the positive aspects, ideas, and actions this group brought to our organization


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