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Careers opportunities may include Addictions treatment centres, Community prevention programs, Young offender residential centres, and Family resource centres.

Program Information

Campus: OSHKI
Credential Awarded: Ontario College Diploma
Awarding Institution: OSHKI / Canadore College
Program Length: 5 Semesters (2 years, including 1 summer semester) and Field Placement
Start Date: January 2020*

*start dates are subject to change

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

Ontario High School Diploma with Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U) or Mature Student Test (19 years +)

NOTE: Low enrollment may result in cancellation of this program

Required

  • Vulnerable sector criminal reference check
  • Complete up-to-date immunizations

Program Description

In partnership with Canadore College, OSHKI-WENJACK’s special blended delivery method allows you to stay in your home community for the majority of the program. You will take courses through on-line and independent study at home and attend classes in Thunder Bay twice per semester.

A diploma in Indigenous Wellness and Addictions Prevention prepares you for a career as an Addictions Counsellor in remote and rural aboriginal communities. Future career opportunities may include addictions treatment centres, community prevention programs, young off ender residential centres and family resource centres.

Graduates are eligible to become accredited through the Indigenous Certification Board of Canada.

Curriculum

FIRST SEMESTER

  • IWA 112 - Traditional Healing, Learning, and Teaching - 84 hours
  • IWA 113 - Introduction to Substance Abuse Counselling and Teaching - 42 hours
  • IWA 114 - Contemporary Challenges Facing Native Communities - 42 hours
  • IWA 117 - Introduction to Cultural Specific Helping - 42 hours
  • CMM 125 - College Communications - 42 hours

Total hours: 252

SECOND SEMESTER

  • CMM 230 - Workplace Communications - 42 hours
  • IWA 200 - Substance Abuse in Families and Native Communities - 42 hours
  • IWA 204 - Introduction to Community Development - 42 hours
  • IWA 203 - Methods - Using Traditional Healing to Break the Cycle of Abuse - 84 hours
  • GED 100 - Environmental Citizenship - 42 hours

Total hours: 252

THIRD SEMESTER

  • IWA 207 Methods II - Recovery Strategies - 84 hours
  • IWA 208 The Accountable Indigenous Wellness and Addictions Prevention Worker - 42 hours
  • IWA 209 Evaluating Information - 42 hours
  • MHA 235 Pharmacology for Mental Health and Addiction Worker - 56 hours

Total hours: 224

FOURTH SEMESTER

  • IWA 210 - Methods III - Relapse Prevention - 42 hours
  • IWA 211 - Placement Preparation - 28 hours
  • IWA 212 - Indigenous Languages in the Modern Text - 42 hours
  • IWA 215 - Concurrent Disorders - 21 hours
  • SOC 100 - Foundations of Sociology - 42 hours

Total hours: 175

FIFTH SEMESTER

  • IWA 215 - Field Placement (8 weeks - 37.5 hrs/wk) - 300 hours
  • MHA 244 - The Legacy of Trauma - 21 hours

Total hours: 321


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April Head
Community Liason & Recruitment Officer

Toll Free: 1-866-636-7454
Phone: 807-626-1897
E-mail: ahead@oshki.ca

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