Programs ‑ School of Social and Community Services

As a School of Social and Community Services student in any of the following programs, you will benefit from the most current information in your field. Your education will include classroom and group learning as well as hands-on practical experience. Your focus will be on independent thinking, intervention know-how, teamwork, leadership, community awareness and professionalism. The result will be an education that can help you get a job that makes a difference in your community. 

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

DIPLOMA PROGRAMS

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Credential: Ontario College Diploma
The Assaulted Women's and Children's Counsellor/Advocate program provides students with a feminist analysis of the political and counselling issues related to gender-based violence. It trains students to be agents for change in their work in community education, political action and law reform. It prepares students to provide anti-oppressive counselling and advocacy for self-identified women, children, trans and non-binary survivors who have experienced or are experiencing gender-based violence.
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Credential: Ontario College Diploma
The Community Worker program prepares students to work for progressive social change with organizations, communities and individuals across a range of issues such as poverty, housing, legal rights, discrimination, food-justice and settlement.
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Credential: Ontario College Diploma
Community Worker (Fast-Track) is a dynamic social justice program designed to prepare you to work with individuals, organizations and communities across a range of issues including poverty, housing, violence, food-justice, immigration and settlement in ways that are responsive to their multiple and changing needs.
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Credential: Ontario College Diploma
Social Service Worker is an innovative program that provides students with an opportunity to learn theoretical models, approaches to practice, group facilitation, mental health supports, social innovation, and community development. This two-year program combines in-class learning with field placement.
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Credential: Ontario College Diploma
Social Service Worker (Fast-Track) is an innovative program that provides students with the opportunity to learn theoretical models, methods of practice, group facilitation, mental health supports, social innovation and community development. This is a condensed version (three semesters) of the two-year (C119) program that allows college and university graduates from the social sciences entry into a career in social services.

ADVANCED DIPLOMA PROGRAMS

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Credential: Ontario College Advanced Diploma
The Child and Youth Care program teaches students the necessary skills to work effectively with children, youth and families who are experiencing social, emotional, developmental and behavioural challenges. The program integrates a holistic approach embedding an ecological perspective and principles of human rights, anti-oppressive practice, resiliency and restorative practice.
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Credential: Ontario College Advanced Diploma
In the Child and Youth Care (Fast-Track) (CYC) program, you will have an opportunity to learn how to work effectively with at-risk children, youth and families who are experiencing developmental, mental health, emotional and behavioural difficulties. Apply to this program stream if you have already completed a two- or three-year diploma, or a three- or four-year degree.

DEGREE PROGRAMS

POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMS

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Credential: Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Career Development Practitioners provide advice and guidance related to career exploration, skill acquisition, job search and maintenance. This one-year post-diploma program provides training to enter and/or advance in the field of career development.