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Community Investment Professional Certificate

About the Certificate

Community investment (CI) professionals help Canadian businesses have a positive social and environmental impact on society. They align a company’s business goals with the needs, opportunities and aspirations of the communities in which it operates.  A strong CI strategy will build and promote the company’s brand, inspire employees and enhance the community.

This program is designed to prepare students to become informed CI practitioners who will be able to establish and manage CI strategies to complement business and community objectives and needs. This program introduces both industry standards and innovative approaches to CI.

The primary audience for this program is professionals working for large and medium-sized businesses who have responsibilities for enacting their company’s philanthropy, corporate citizenship, community engagement or social responsibility activities.  Others who may benefit from the program include nonprofit executives, grant-makers, fundraising professionals, and professionals working in employee engagement, marketing or sponsorship.

This program is offered in collaboration with Mount Royal University.


Required courses:

  • XNPC 20103 – The Meaning and Purpose of Community Investment
  • XNPC 20102 – The Community Sector Landscape: Building Effective Partnerships
  • XNPC 20100 – Designing a Community Investment Strategy
  • XNPC 20101 – Implementing a Community Investment Strategy

Optional Courses (choose one):

  • XNPC 20200 – Social Innovation and Changemaking
  • XMKT 20006 – Marketing and Strategic Communications
  • XNPC 20201 – Mobilizing for Systems Change
  • XNPC 10003 – Strategic Sustainability and the Energy Industry: An Introduction
  • XMGD 10046 – Effective Facilitation for Managers and Leaders
  • XNPC 20011 – Introduction to Voluntarism in the Nonprofit Sector
  • XNPC 20015 – Fund Development and Corporate Philanthropy
  • XNPC 20202 – Evaluating Social Innovation
  • XNPC 20203 – The Promise of Social Innovation Labs

Program Hours: 75

Course Schedule

Required Courses:

Subject CodeTerm OfferingCourse Reference NumberStart DateEnd DateCourse Fee
(Plus GST)
XNPC 20103No Fall Offering    
XNPC 20102No Fall Offering    
XNPC 20100No Fall Offering    
XNPC 20101No Fall Offering    

Optional courses (choose one):

Subject CodeTerm OfferingCourse Reference NumberStart DateEnd DateCourse Fee
(Plus GST)
XNPC 20200Not offered this term    
XMKT 20600-002 9081521-Sep-202018-Oct-2020$429.00
XNPC 20201Not offered this term    
XNPC 10003Not offered this term    
XMGD 10046Not offered this term    
XNPC 20011-002 9074702-Nov-202030-Nov-2020$379.00
XNPC 20015-002 9075009-Nov-202007-Dec-2020$379.00
XNPC 20202Not offered this term    
XNPC 20203Not offered this term    

Register today!

Step 1: Select the Course Reference Number above.
Step 2: You will be directed to a page to register as a student with CUE’s Office of Extension & Culture.
Step 3: Upon submission, you will then register with Mount Royal University and proceed to booking your courses.