Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.63
Liaison Dwayne Doornbosch
Submission Date June 24, 2021

STARS v2.2

Langara College
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
0.61 / 5.00 Maggie Stewart
Volunteer Program Coordinator
Office for Student Engagement
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Does the institution wish to pursue Part 1 of this credit (student participation in community service)?:
Yes

Total number of students:
19,859

Number of students engaged in community service:
409

Percentage of students engaged in community service:
2.06

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (community service hours)?:
Yes

Total number of student community service hours contributed annually:
11,089.90

Number of annual community service hours contributed per student :
0.56

Does the institution have a formal program to support employee volunteering during regular work hours?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s program to support employee volunteering:

Langara College encourages employees to volunteer in part of the Annual United Way* Campaign, and do so during work hours, to raise funds for those in need and our students. Participation includes committee and planning work done by employees (during work hours) as well as resulting events attended and supported by employees (during work hours).

A variety of events are held in support of the fundraising initiative, and funded projects include after-school programs for children, healthy meals and snacks for children and their caregivers, counselling sessions for children, programs that target immigrant/Aboriginal families and/or children and a portion of funds raised also go towards scholarships for students. Langara College also assists by providing funding to allow Langara students to assist as campaign associates working with United Way of Lower Mainland to raise funds.

*United Way is a non-profit charitable organization that assists local communities. The charity helps move people out of poverty, give kids the support needed to reach their full potential and connects community members to local support to create healthy communities.

More information on Langara's United Way Campaign can be found here:
https://langara.ca/about-langara/united-way/index.html

More information on United Way can be found here:
https://www.uwlm.ca/about-us/


Does the institution track the number of employee community service hours contributed through programs it sponsors?:
No

Total number of employee community service hours contributed annually through programs sponsored by the institution:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s community service programs is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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- Langara college employees are encouraged to participate in the United Way Campaign and do so during work hours, but there is no separate compensation program in place for staff time during the campaign.

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