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Preparing students to work with individuals and communities toward progressive social change for more than 40 years.

The Community Worker program is one of the few programs of its kind in Canada.

Program Overview

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.

FULL DESCRIPTION

The Community Worker program is a two-year (four-semester) Ontario College Diploma program that integrates local and global perspectives within a multi-level understanding of the historical, social, political, economic and systemic ways in which current issues have developed and are experienced by communities. Grounded within social justice and human rights, we provide students with the critical analyses, knowledge, skills and attitude required to work with a diversity of largely marginalized and urban-centred individuals and communities on a range of social issues.

PROGRAM FEATURES:

  • strong ties with more than 350 agencies across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA)
  • 20+ year relationship with Anishnawbe Health Toronto (AHT)
  • graduates of AHT’s Community Health Worker Training Program can gain direct entry into the second year of the Community Worker program
  • founder and lead organizer of the annual Tommy Douglas Institute that brings communities, students, educators and activists together to explore community, education and social justice in the 21st century
  • academic partner of grassroots activist training program Local Champions, Centre for Connected Communities

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • Establish constructive relationships with individuals concerned with community work.
  • Describe their personal values and motivation as a community worker.
  • Serve in a variety of grassroots community organizations especially in the areas of co-operatives, seniors and community legal services.
  • Be comfortable in community work roles ranging from direct service to classical advocacy and organizing.
  • Understand and articulate the special needs of multicultural groups.
  • Analyze social inequalities and demonstrate creativity in the organization of new services and institutions to meet community needs.
  • Work with groups to identify their own needs.
  • Access existing services and community resources.

Your Career

Our Graduates

Recognized by the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW), graduates of the Community Worker program can apply to receive the additional designation of RSSW (Registered Social Service Worker). Extra fees may apply.

The Community Worker program is proud to continue a long tradition of graduating Community Workers into a range of professions such as:

  • shelter supervisors
  • international development workers
  • settlement and community development workers
  • advocates on HIV/AIDS, food justice, refugees, environment

Educational Pathways

Graduates may apply for advanced entry into other programs in the School of Social and Community Services and the School of Early Childhood. Graduates are eligible to apply for the Child and Youth Care (Accelerated) (C153) program, the Social Service Worker (Fast-Track) (C135) program, the Assaulted Women and Children's Counsellor Advocate (C137) program and the Early Childhood Education (Fast-Track) (C130) program.

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Centre for Community Services and Early Childhood

Öğrenim seçenekleri

Full Time (4 sömestr)

Okul ücreti
CAD$15,190.00 (TRY 162,721) Yıllık

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Başlangıç tarihi

6 Eylül 2022

Yer

St. James Campus

200 King Street East,

TORONTO,

Ontario (ON),

M5A 3W8, Canada

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Applicants are selected on the basis of their academic achievement, including the required courses, and any other selection criteria outlined below.

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent**
  • Grade 12 English (C or U)

NOTE: Attending an information session is highly recommended.

Applicants may also qualify for admission through completion of the Pre-Community Services program (A103) with an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher. There are a limited number of seats available and admission is not guaranteed.

** Mature student status (19 years of age or older and no OSSD).

Applicants with transcripts from an institution where the language of instruction is not English may meet English language proficiency requirements with one of the following proofs of language proficiency.

  • George Brown English for Academic (EAP) Program - Level 8
  • IELTS (Academic) - 6.0, minimum 5.5 in each skill band
  • TOEFL - 80 (online) minimum 20 in each skill band
  • MELAB – 80
  • PTE (Academic) - 54, overall minimum; 50 in each skill band
  • CAEL - 60 (overall)
  • Cambridge English Exams (B2 First, C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency) - 169 or more (with no individual skill below 162)

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