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Adult Education and Community Development


Program Coordinator: Professor Bonnie Burstow

About us

We are one of the largest and oldest graduate programs in Adult Education in the world, and we enjoy an international reputation for our critical and interdisciplinary approach to the field.

Deeply committed to social justice and activism, the Adult Education and Community Development Program focuses on learning that happens individually and collectively among adults in communities, workplaces, social movements, the street, and the virtual world, or any place where people come together to create social change.

The Program has four academic streams: community development, workplace learning, Indigenous education and global education.  Our graduates work with newcomers, youth,  women's groups, LGBTQ agencies, organized labour, racialized people, and disenfranchised communities in positions that involve community engagement and education, policy development, leadership, mentorship, and organizational development. In the AECD Program, we encourage Indigenous, Marxist, feminist, anti-racist, environmentalist, anarchist, arts-based, and other critical perspectives.

AECD offers the following degree programs: MEd, MA, PhD.
For more information please see links below:

Degree Programs

Collaborative Specializations

Subject Matter Expertise

Areas of Emphasis


 Comprehensive Requirement

Course Selection *

Important Dates/Deadlines

Doctoral and Masters'
theses with abstracts


* AECD courses begin with LHA11** and LHA31**