Community Service Workers

The York Centre for Education and Community (YCEC) in the Faculty of Education and Transformative Community Education Network (TCEN) a trustee of Woodgreen Community Services, have collaborated to create, plan, and implement a professional development training program for frontline youth workers in communities across the Greater Toronto Area. The goal is to introduce participants to various critical elements, strategies, and approaches to providing effective leadership to young people in the community sector. The program aims to provide youth workers with the tools to succeed as leaders with expertise in joint planning, collaboration and building capacity, and deeper understandings of diversity and equity. The course is situated within an anti-colonial, anti-oppression, anti-racist, equity framework in order to provide youth workers with the tools to critically explore systemic issues that influence youth in underserviced communities.

Who Should Attend

  • Youth Workers
  • Community Service Workers

Course Format

  • 36 hour course offered over 12 weeks
  • Offered on location at York University Keele campus
  • Includes a Certificate of Completion
  • Concludes with a graduation ceremony


For actual dates, locations and session offerings, search from the list of available courses.

Cancellation Policy

Withdrawals are effective on the date the withdrawal notice is received in our office and fees refunded subject to the non-refundable amounts below:

  • $150 – Before course begins
  • $250 – After course begins

No refunds are issued after the withdrawal deadline date.

Registrants are advised that parts or all of the in-class sessions may be photographed and/or digitally recorded where the intended use may be to reproduce, use, exhibit, display, broadcast and distribute these images and recordings in any media for promoting or publicizing the Faculty of Education, York University and their activities for administrative, educational or research purposes. Photographs, video images and voice recordings are the property of York University.