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Carnegie Community Engagement Classification

The Carnegie Elective Community Engagement Classification has been operating since 2006 in the United States. It serves to motivate and recognize schools that authentically commit themselves to community partnership. Beginning in 2019, a cohort of 16 Canadian institutions has been piloting its adaptation to the Canadian context.

The interest in the Canadian version of this model was significantly higher than anticipated. The number of schools committing to taking part in the pilot cohort demonstrated this clearly, but it was also clear in the rigour and breadth of community-situated examples that emerged in their applications to take part. This shows the deep and significant commitment Canadian institutions are making to embedding community engagement values in practice.

Re-Code is supporting the pilot project as a strategic learning partner. Find out what the cohort is working on now by seeing the timeline here, and read more about the Carnegie Classification Framework here .