FULL-TIME | INTERLAKE CAMPUS SOCCF-DP Social Innovation and Community Development


  • Two-year diploma
  • September entry date
  • Optional one-year certificate exit
  • Offered at the Exchange District (downtown) Campus, Winnipeg
  • General first year, with second year entry into one of two majors: Community Development or Indigenous Social Entrepreneurship
  • Students are required to complete a total of 6 credit hours of elective courses in year 1, term 2 in order to fulfill the program requirement to complete the first-year program.

The SICD program is designed for those aspiring to effect change in urban, rural, local, or global settings. Graduates of this program will have the theoretical knowledge, practical skills, and workplace experience for employment in sectors focusing on socio-economic development and environmental issues. The applied nature of the program helps students build the capacity to work for Indigenous communities and organizations, government institutions, or social enterprises.


SICD features a common first year of foundational studies with a certificate exit followed by a specializing second year in which participants take one of two groups of electives leading to a diploma in Indigenous Social Entrepreneurship or a diploma in Community Development.

The program focuses on the social, political, cultural, and economic factors that contribute to the urban, rural, local, and global development of Indigenous peoples. Participants gain a deeper understanding of community development and economic reconciliation as observed through Indigenous perspectives.

The program features collaborative courses and assignments using a team-based approach. The delivery model focuses on experiential and project-based learning principles with capstone projects uniting multiple dimensions of learning, and introducing potential employment.

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