Diploma in Not-for-Profit Management


The Diploma in Not-for-Profit Management prepares you for a unique career in the not-for-profit sector shaping positive social and economic change

Working for organizations or groups that promote a cause or provide a public service, Not-for-Profit managers and administrators coordinate the business and administrative side of non-profit organizations.

Designed for

Graduates with a passion for activism, and enjoys the idea of working for an organization that promotes positive change.

Program Details

 Duration: One-year, full-time | September to August

  Location:  In-class, Downtown campus

  Cost: $7800 + Western ancillary fees       Financial Aid: OSAP eligible

  Program: 10 required courses and one, 560-hour practicum

Note: International Students will pay $7800, ancillary fees and UHIP (University Health Insurance Plan). 

Not-for-Profit Management is a one-year full-time program, combining eight months of learning in-class (Sep-Apr) and four months in a practicum placement (May-Aug). 


To pursue a Post-Degree Diploma you need to apply.

Application Deadline

March 15

What you will learn

The ten required courses are taught and developed by industry professionals to connect theory to practice.  You will develop a professional network, unique skills, and a portfolio of projects used throughout your career. 

What you will learn

  • Develop a comprehensive overview of not-for-profit organizations, current trends and realities of the not-for-profit industry
  • Have a concrete understanding of fundraising, development, strategic planning,
  • communications, financial and marketing strategies/responsibilities as they pertain to the not-for-profit context
  • Understand how to regulate, develop and enforce legislative and board policies
  • Explore technological tools, programs, and processes that apply to not-for-profit organizations
  • Have a full understanding of the foundations of effective leadership and financial management
  • Plan and host a major fundraising event
  • Learn methods of community engagement, volunteer management and how they apply to not-for-profit organizations

Hands-on experience

Through the practicum, you will gain valuable hands-on experience, a strong network of industry contacts, and an edge in the job search process. It is the culmination of your work in the classroom and the bridge to a great career in your target industry