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Certificate in Non-Governmental Organizations and Nonprofit Studies

Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Program overview
1 year
Diploma / certificate
Start dates
May 2021

May 2021

Surrey (British Columbia)
May 2021

September 2021

Program description

Certificate in Non-Governmental Organizations and Nonprofit Studies

The Certificate in NGO (Non-Governmental Organizations) and Nonprofit Studies at KPU is unique to this region. Rather than developing an exclusive overseas / development focus, our program recognizes the depth of learning that can take place right here in greater Vancouver. This sector has been steadily growing for more than fifty years, at times outpacing the growth of Canada's economy as a whole. KPU identifies with the innovation characteristic of this sector, and is eager to move a new generation of learners into work in this area.

Admission requirements

The Faculty's Admission Requirements, which consist of KPU's undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement, apply to this program.

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Program content

  • Social & Cultural Anthropology
  • Non-Governmental Organizations in Context
  • Non-Governmental Organizations in Practice
  • Fundamentals of Business in Canada
  • Introduction to Marketing

Select two of the following:

  • Human Geography
  • Introduction to Journalism
  • Ideology and Politics
  • Canadian Government and Politics
  • Introduction to Society: Processes and Structures
  • Introduction to Professional Communication or Introduction to University Writing

Select two of the following:

  • Introductory Financial Accounting I
  • Cross-Cultural Women’s and Gender Studies
  • Culture and the Environment
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Introduction to GIS
  • Introduction to International Relations
  • Social Justice in the Global and Local Contexts
  • Sustainability: Analysis and Ethics

Scholarships & funding

Kwantlen Polytechnic University offers scholarship opportunities to new students, in amounts up to $20,000 CAD. For details and application requirements, please contact the university.

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About this institute

Kwantlen Polytechnic University  

Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) is Canada’s leading polytechnic university. KPU’s five campuses are all located in Metro Vancouver, a modern and multicultural region that has incredible natural beauty, the most temperate weather in Canada, and many career opportunities. With guaranteed...

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Why study at Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Canada ranked #1 study abroad country

Canada has been ranked the #1 study abroad country in the world for 2020! Known for its untouched natural beauty, friendly and welcoming locals, and a culture of tolerance and diversity, Canada is a clear choice for students looking to study abroad.

With 5 campuses, 140 programs, and 20,000 full time students each year, Kwantlen Polytechnic University is one of the largest and most exciting universities in the Metro Vancouver region of Canada. It’s why thousands of international students from around 70 countries choose to study at KPU each year.

As an international student at KPU, your education will be relevant and thought-provoking. Your instructors will care deeply about your learning, and our programs will offer you the opportunity to get real, hands-on experience to prepare you for your dream career—whether in Canada, or beyond. And at every step in your journey, our welcoming international student services will be there to support you and celebrate your success. Plus? Metro Vancouver is one of the most beautiful and livable places in the entire world.

Contact info

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

12666 72 Avenue
BC V3W 2M8 Surrey

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