In class or Online // Practicum component // One-Year Full-time // September start // Tuition


The non-profit sector makes a critical impact on a wide range of social, economic, political and environmental issues.

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. 



Who is this program for

Canadian and international university graduates looking to make a difference and interested in starting or advancing their careers in the non-profit sector.

The ideal candidate has a passion for activism and enjoys the idea of working for an organization that promotes positive change.

Do you have two or more years of experience in the non-profit sector? Apply your work experience and earn a Certificate in Not-for-Profit Management in only eight months.


The program

In this ten-course credit program, taught and developed by industry professionals, you will connect theory to practice and develop a professional network, unique skills, and a portfolio of projects to use throughout your career. 

The Diploma in Not-for-Profit Management prepares you for a career in the essential non-profit sector.  

Gain the skills you need to combine your passion for activism and positive change in an exciting career. Work for organizations or groups that promote a cause or provide a public service. Discover how to coordinate the business and administrative side of not-for-profit organizations.



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

Gain a full understanding of the foundations of effective leadership and financial management

Plan and host a major fundraising event

Learn methods of community engagement and volunteer management and how they apply to not-for-profit organizations



Four Month Practicum


Hands-on Work Experience

Through the practicum (560 hours), 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.




Domestic: $9,750*
International: $22,000*

*Based on current tuition and all Western ancillary fees



Application Fee: $100 (non-refundable)

Western Ancillary Fees: $2,000 (approx.)

Domestic Tuition: $7,750

International Tuition: $20,000

Financial Aid: This program is OSAP eligible



Career Stats

Graduate with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for success. 



Within one year of completing the Diploma in Not-for-Profit Management,


of our graduates have secured full-time employment in their area of study.


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