Gain a deeper understanding of public policy: one external factor which can influence the work of nonprofits. Discover how nonprofits can influence the direction of public policy by playing a key role with municipal, provincial and federal levels of government. Look at current public policy initiatives to better understand the relationship between public policy and nonprofits.


  • The terminology and definitions related to public policy and its development process
  • Applying the process of public policy development
  • The role that nonprofits play in influencing public policy

Applies Towards the Following Certificates


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What to Expect

This is an interactive course; you will engage face-to-face with your class and instructor.

You will have access to our online learning management system to review, download and print course materials, connect with your classmates and instructor via the online discussion forum.

You can expect approximately three additional hours of work per week for readings, assignments, exams/quizzes and other course requirements.

Completion Requirements

This is a graded course. Evaluation will be based on any combination of participation, exams/quizzes and assignments.