|Faculty:||School of Health and Community Services
|Description:||This program combines classroom work with practical experience to provide graduates with the skills, knowledge and attitudes required to work in the diverse and complex field of community and social services. The program focuses on the development of front-line counselling skills for work with individuals and groups in a variety of social service settings. In addition to theoretical models, methods and skills of social work practice, students receive extensive training in group work, Life Skills methodology, community organizing and development.
Throughout the program, students' classroom learning is complemented with 650 hours of field experience (supervised by qualified, professional practitioners) in a minimum of two different settings. Students will be prepared to work in diverse, urban communities, and will develop the abilities to respond to individual and community issues of homelessness, poverty, substance abuse, mental health concerns, oppression, crisis and other determinants of health and areas of social justice. An understanding of family work, advocacy and proposal writing are integral components of the program of study.