Social Service Worker
Duration/Start: 2 years / September
Make a meaningful difference in the lives of others while you promote social well-being and long-lasting change. The skills you learn in this diploma program will help people and communities address social issues.
Work with individuals, groups and communities to develop strategies and programs to proactively address social challenges, including poverty, addiction, abuse and mental health issues. This program, with an Indigenous focus, will prepare you with the knowledge and skills to make a meaningful contribution.
Gain practical skills and knowledge in counselling and interviewing, professional communication and proposal writing while also learning more about Indigenous cultures through hands-on activities and field trips. Through your placements you will explore roles in community health, education and institutional environments.
Work on the front lines of social services for provincial, municipal and private agencies. Gain experience in
community health centres, justice services, long-term care facilities, social service departments, schools,
youth centres, outreach services, addiction centres and mental health services.