Course description

This course explores the functions within and between all levels of government in Canada. Students will examine political party ideology and its impact on the direction of public social policy, public administration, and government relations within community services. Students will also review the historical development of Canadian social policies and new innovative approaches that support diversity, equity and inclusion within the sector. In-class simulations and roleplays will provide students with the opportunity to practice skills and strategies to engage and influence government in relation to policy creation and program implementation.

Course details

Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

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Credit transfer

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Registration dates

Not all courses are offered each term.

Spring 2024 registration opens March 11, 2024. Fall 2024 registration opens July 22, 2024.

Delivery options

In person: classes held in person on a campus/site in a classroom/lab/shop/studio for the course duration

Online - Asynchronous: ​100% online delivery, no scheduled day or time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates

Online - Synchronous: 100% online delivery, scheduled day and time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates

Hybrid: any combination of in person, timetabled, on campus, online, and hyflex delivery