Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.07
Liaison Michael Chapman
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Nova Scotia Community College
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 5.00 Kirk Herman
Environmental Engineer
Facilities and Engineering
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Does the institution wish to pursue Part 1 of this credit (student participation in community service)?:

Total number of students:

Number of students engaged in community service:

Percentage of students engaged in community service:

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

Total number of student community service hours contributed annually:

Number of annual community service hours contributed per student:

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

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

NSCC is dedicated to building and sustaining strong connections with our communities. In keeping with this is the commitment to service learning by supporting and encouraging employees in community service and volunteer work. Management Confidential employees are entitled to three (3) paid days off, and Operational Support employees are entitled to four (4) paid days off, per fiscal year (April 1 through March 31) for the purpose of engaging in community service/volunteer work, without having to use earned vacation days to perform this service.

There are a number of ways that employees can volunteer including:

a. Working with schoolchildren: chaperoning children on school trips or events, taking part in reading programs or tutoring.

b. Working with senior citizens: visiting residents of a retirement centre, delivering meals, driving them to appointments.

c. Improving the environment: planting trees, helping set up a community garden, cleaning up community green spaces or walking trails.

d. Helping low-income people: working in a food kitchen, helping to pass out clothes to people in need, helping out at a homeless shelter.

e. Assisting community/charitable organizations: working with Habitat for Humanity,volunteering at a hospital, painting a community centre or fund raising for charitable organizations.

f. Working with animals: helping out at an animal shelter or refuge.

Does the institution track the number of employee community service hours contributed through programs it sponsors?:

Total number of employee community service hours contributed annually through programs sponsored by the institution:

Website URL where information about the institution’s community service programs is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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