Niagara College Community Employment Services 905-641-2252 ext 4663


2019/20 Community Leadership Program Applications

The Accelerate Civic Leadership program is designed for a diverse collection of high performing mid-career professionals from all sectors including corporate, non-profit, government and education, as well as entrepreneurs.

Ideal candidates are passionate, enterprising individuals who have a strong interest in the well-being of the region. Successful candidates for the program provide evidence of an independent, self-directed, and mature learning style.

To be considered the Program, candidates must:

  • Live and/or work in the Niagara region
  • Be an employee in a middle-management role or individual looking to transition themselves into a middle management role within their organization
  • Possess a clear capacity for leadership and growth in their chosen career
  • Demonstrate interest and commitment to volunteering and civic engagement
  • Demonstrate a clear willingness and capacity to commit fully to the program



Program Cost


Tuition for the program is $3,250+HST per person.


Employers seeking to alleviate costs towards funding can apply for the Canada-Ontario Job Grant(COJG), which provides direct financial support to employers who wish to purchase training for their employees.

This grant could cover up to 70% of program costs.


Multiple Bursaries are available through our Community Partners. You, or your employee, may be eligible to have the program fees partially, or fully, covered.



How To Apply

If you already have the perfect candidate in mind, or if you yourself wish to apply, your next steps are easy!

  1. Circulate an internal call out for applicants.
  2. Identify the ideal candidates from your applications (you can choose to send multiple participants!)
  3. Download and fill out the Application Form along with;
    • Candidate resume
    • A short biography (a 100 to 120-word narrative)
    • A high-resolution headshot
  4. Submit the finished application by July 19, 2019


To inquire about applying to Accelerate Civic Leadership in 2021