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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 start

  Location: Downtown campus

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

  Program: 10 required courses and a practicum

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


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

Application Deadline

March 15

Application Fee $100

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