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The Assaulted Women's and Children's Counsellor / Advocate program provides students with a feminist analysis of the political and counselling issues related to violence against women and children. It trains students to be agents for change in their work of community education, political action and law reform. It prepares students to provide counselling and advocacy for women and children who have experienced or are experiencing violence. Fieldwork is a major component of the program. Students may be eligible to do part of their fieldwork in international placements.
This program is unique in Canada.
Note: Some of our student placement partners require students in this program to have a police reference check completed before their field placement. These reference checks, which can take up to four months, are done to protect the clientele of these agencies, who are considered “vulnerable persons” under the law. The fees for the reference checks vary and must be paid by the student. Students are responsible for ensuring that the check covers appropriateness for “individuals being employed and/or volunteering who will be working with vulnerable person(s).” Students who are unable to provide a clear police reference check may find that their choice of placements is limited.
Program Standards and Learning Outcomes
The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities has established Program Descriptions for college programs of instruction which do not operate under a specific provincial Program Standard. The Program Description typically describes the program purpose (a brief description of the program, potential employment opportunities and general admission requirements) and program goals (similar to program-level learning outcomes, which guide the curriculum).
View Program Descriptions by program.
Source: Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology (CAAT) website
Tuition $3,559.00 *
*Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of programs starting in fall 2014. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in fall 2015 and at later dates.
The fees for the reference checks vary and must be paid by the student.
International students: Visit the International Fees and Related Costs page for more information.
Applicants are selected on the basis of their academic achievement, including the required courses, and any other selection criteria outlined below.
** Mature Student status (19 years of age or older)
College or university credits may qualify you for course exemptions. Please visit www.georgebrown.ca/transferguide for more information.
Visit the International Admissions page for more information.
Special Requirements Some of our student placement partners require students in this program to have a police reference check completed before their field placement. These reference checks, which can take several weeks, are done to protect the clientele of these agencies, who are considered “vulnerable persons” under the law.
How Do I Apply to the Program R107 Program - Assaulted Women's & Children's Counsellor Advocate Diploma Program Applicant Questionnaire
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Bridging - Advanced Study The AWCCA program has an individualized Direct Entry to Second Year Option for eligible students who have undergraduate degrees or diplomas. Please visit the Assaulted Women’s and Children’s Counsellor Advocate Direct Entry to Second Year Option page at georgebrown.ca.
Learn more about Stacy Johnson’s experience in the program by watching the video below:
“I entered this program not knowing what to expect, but knowing what I wanted to learn from it and do when I graduated. The incredibly knowledgeable and supportive program faculty prepared me beyond my expectations. I now have the job of my dreams and I am confident in my skills as a Crisis Intervention Counsellor at a shelter for abused women and their children. There is never a day that I don’t look forward to going to work. I have the program and the teachers to thank for this!”
Jennifer Leworthy, B.A., E.C.E.
AWCCA Crisis Intervention Counsellor, Halton Women's Place
Call the Assaulted Women’s and Counsellor/Advocate program office at 416-415-5000, ext. 2121 or 2323 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about George Brown, call the Contact Centre at 416-415-2000 (TTY 1-877-515-5559) or long distance 1-800-265-2002.