Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada (CEWIL Canada) is the lead organization for work-integrated learning (WIL) in Canada. It defines work-integrated learning as “a form of curricular experiential education that formally integrates a student’s academic studies with quality experiences within a workplace or practice setting. WIL experiences include an engaged partnership of at least: an academic institution, a host organization, and a student. WIL can occur at the course or program level and includes the development of student learning objectives and outcomes related to: employability, agency, knowledge and skill mobility and life-long learning.”
CEWIL defines 8 different types of WIL experiences. The Crooks WIL Program in Liberal Education falls under Community and Industry Research & Projects, meaning students are engaged in research that occurs primarily in workplaces.