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Department Chairperson
David Nagels
Office: 3F.2-5
  Local: 5093

The only English-language CRLT program in Quebec

The Community Recreation and Leadership Training (CRLT) program prepares you to work in the field of leisure and recreation. It focuses on outdoor and environmental education, promotion, business administration, fundraising and soft skills such as leadership, communication, teamwork, professionalism and planning.

This three-year program offers a balanced approach to theory and practice, testing your leadership skills through internships with organizations and institutions in Quebec or elsewhere. Once completed, you will have accumulated over 580 hours of work experience.

Among the skills you will acquire in the program are:

  • Leadership techniques
  • Planning and implementing a program
  • Leading small and large groups
  • Organizing events
  • Fundraising
  • Community Development
  • Administration and human resource management
  • Budgeting
  • Promotion and publicity
  • Working with special populations
  • Communication techniques including public speaking
  • Networking
  • First aid training



Is the CRLT program right for you?

  • Do you enjoy working with or helping people?
  • Are you passionate about teaching others?
  • Do you like organizing and implementing events and activities?
  • Are you actively involved in extracurricular activities such as sports, student council and leadership or various social or academic clubs and committees?
  • Do you love being outdoors and are environmentally conscious?



University Pathways

Acadia/Community Recreational Leadership/Community Development or Recreation Management

  • University: Acadia
  • Program: Community Recreational Leadership
  • Degree: Bachelors of Community Development or Bachelor of Recreation Management
  • Contract expiry: 11-02-2015
  • Details:

    ​ CRLT grads can be granted 60 transfer credits towards a 120 credit Bachelor of Community Development. Students must complete Calculus I (determined to be the equivalent of grade 12 Nova Scotia academic math by Jessica Brown of Acadia) before entering the program, or take/pass Math 0110 during their first semester in the program.



The CRLT program is lucky to have its own space within Dawson College. This includes a common room, a private computer lab, a conference room and a multipurpose room, all conveniently located around the faculty’s offices. Having our own space allows the students to get to know one another better and to become a stronger community. It also facilitates studying, group work and receiving help from teachers.




Goodwill Project

CRLT Goodwill Project from DawsonCollege on Vimeo.

Last Modified: June 8, 2016