Non-Profit and Social Sector Management, Postgraduate Certificate | Seneca College | Toronto, Canada
8 months
15133 CAD/year
5925 CAD/year
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The Non-Profit and Social Sector Management program at Seneca College will provide you with an in-depth understanding of how to lead and manage a non-profit organization towards sustainable growth.

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In the Non-Profit and Social Sector Management program at Seneca College you will learn about program planning, development and evaluation, transparent and ethical corporate governance, and marketing and sales practices. You will explore the latest trends in fundraising, partnerships-building, and volunteer engagement.

You will also learn how to apply common 'for-profit' business practices that are adapted and applied to a non-profit organization. Drawing on local, national and international cases, you will be exposed to the diversity of the sector and the challenges in managing large and small organizations.


Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

  • Organization
  • Leadership
  • Communications skills

Your Career

When you graduate from this program, these are the types of employers waiting for you:

  • Health and social services
  • Development and housing
  • Arts and culture
  • Sports and recreation
  • Environment
  • Education and research
  • Law, advocacy and politics
  • Fundraising and grant making

You may also pursue future career options within:

  • Associations
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Charities 
  • Advocacy groups
  • Foundations
  • Social enterprises
  • Co-operatives  

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Project Management
  • Non-Profit Sector
  • Leadership Approaches in the Non-Profit Sector
  • Resource Development Strategies
  • Computer Applications and Information Systems
  • Financial Management for Non-Profit Organizations

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 8 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Ontario university or college degree or three-year college diploma or equivalentApplicants with an equivalent combination of partial postsecondary and/or three to five years related work experience may be considered for admission. A relevant resumé and references must be provided.
  • English proficiency for graduate certificates 
  • Canadian citizens or permanent residents educated outside of Canada must provide a World Education Services (WES) or ICAS Canada credential evaluation.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15133 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15133 CAD per year during 8 months.
  • National

    5925 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5925 CAD per year during 8 months.

Living costs for Toronto

1502 - 2563 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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