Become an Assaulted Women's and Children's Counsellor/Advocate

Do you care about women's and children's rights and global justice? Do you want to support women who seek freedom from violence? Are you interested in working to end patriarchal violence against women and children?

The Assaulted Women's and Children's Counsellor/Advocate (AWCCA) Program at George Brown College offers a combination of feminist counselling and political action courses that teach you the skills of support and activism needed to be an advocate for women, their children, and their communities.

This program is offered full time, and a Direct Entry to Year 2 for qualified candidates. AWCCA is the only one of its kind in Canada -- meeting a vital need for victim/witness advocates, rape crisis and shelter counsellors and community activists. There is still limited space available to enrol in this program for September 2012.

What We Cannot Do Alone We Can Do Together

This diploma program emphasizes the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required to be a frontline worker, program coordinator, and community organizer in a wide range of community service settings. Human rights, social justice, and community development in a diverse society are the heart of the program.

Working from a woman-and-child centred perspective, the program offers a social-political context for violence against women, combined with high quality training in the areas of group and individual counselling, advocacy and community development. Preferred applicants have previous volunteer or work experience in the VAW activist community.

For more information about this program please visit the AWCCA program page. You can also contact us at 416-415-5000, ext. 2323 for more information. Remember there is still time to enrol in this program for September, so act now. 

Learn more about Stacy Johnson’s experience in the program by watching the video below:

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