Community Leadership Development Program

Develop your leadership skills, support volunteers at events and positively impact your community! 

What is the Community Leadership Development Program?

The Community Leadership Development Program is a unique volunteer opportunity at the Centre for Student Engagement, allowing students to volunteer as both community leaders and participating in a full year development program to gain skills while giving back to the community. 

From September to March, volunteers will participate in online training and online workshops to develop skills in team building, facilitation, conflict resolution, leadership awareness and many more! As well as supporting the Centre for Student Engagements in hosting large scale events such as Orientation Week and Exam Jam. 

During this time, volunteers will also be leading Community Engaged Learning opportunities through their selection as a community leader for; Access, STEAM, Marketing or Alternative Reading Week. CL's will help recruit, train and lead their peers throughout the events and help support both UTM staff and community partners as events are hosted both on and off campus (and virtually!) 

Participating students will be able to develop the following competencies:

  • Community and Civic Engagement

  • Leadership 

  • Collaboration

  • Professionalism

  • Reflective Thinking

  • Teamwork


Volunteers must:

  • Complete the volunteer online training session 
  • Attend two virtual training sessions alongside other CLDP participants 
  • Complete all seven leadership development asynchronous modules, available from September to April
  • Attend monthly CLDP meetings alongside all CLDP participants 
  • Complete five to eight hours per month of volunteering for individual project goals 
  • Complete one shift at Orientation and Exam Jam sessions, as hosted by the Centre for Student Engagement 
  • Complete all reflection and assessment documents 

What Community Leader roles are available?

Access Community Leader 

Alternative Reading Week (ARW) Community Leader 

Marketing Community Leader

STEAM Community Leader 

Registration is now open

1.    Log into CLNx at

2.    Click on 'UTORid Login.'

3.    From the navigation menu, go to 'Experiential Learning':

4.    To enroll in the program, select one of the following two options (either a or b):                                                                                                                                    

a. New Student the Experiential Learning Module (i.e. first time participating in an experiential learning program): Click on the 'View Available Programs/Courses' button.

b.   Students previously enrolled in any Experiential Program can access the program by clicking on the 'View' button (located in the 'Current Experiences' tile), or by clicking directly on the respective tile located to the right of your screen.

5.    In the 'Current Experiences' catalogue, select 'Community Leadership Development Program'.

6.    Follow the program instructions on CLNx to officially register and select your project!


For all questions and feedback regarding Community Leadership Development Program, please contact:

Alysha Ferguson
Manager, Community Engaged Learning