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Community Care

Programs for Positive Change

When it comes to providing assistance and compassion to those who need it most, NIC graduates are there, ready to support their communities and inspire positive change.

NIC graduates have the knowledge and skills to effectively communicate and help those in need. Students participate in supportive discussion groups, lectures, field trips, and workplace practicums, such as those discussed in our Early Childhood Care and Education program video, shown below.

With NIC's Community Care programs, you’ll learn how to contribute to building stronger, healthier communities, and gain the confidence, knowledge, and skills you’ll need to start working.

There's such a huge need for ECCE practitioners, most of my classmates stepped straight into jobs after graduating. I decided to further my education in Child and Youth Care, and the program gave me a great knowledge base to take with me to UVic.
Keelyn McPherson, NIC Grad, Early Childhood Care & Education

Children Teaching 
Teachers (CTT)

With Children Teaching Teachers, Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) students participate in an innovative learning experience. Students design and set up a children’s classroom space at the Beaufort Children’s Centre and lead a stimulating preschool program. After observing the class, students and staff provide feedback, and develop stronger plans for the next day’s class. With immediate assessment, CTT gives students a valuable opportunity to learn about their career and themselves.

	ECCE in Mount Waddington

ECCE in Mount Waddington

NIC's Early Childhood Care & Education Certificate will be offered part-time over three years in the Mt. Waddington region starting September 2017. Advance your career and expand your knowledge in the field of early childhood education. Specialize your skills and receive certification to work collaboratively with families in the care of infants, toddlers and children who require extra support. The certificate program is held part time through evening classes, Interactive TV and online learning, allowing you to balance other commitments while you study. For more information contact Laurie Tulloch at or phone: 1-800-715-0914

Global Learning Initiative

NIC’s Global Learning Initiative is a student-driven project that creates partnerships with local communities and individuals to foster awareness of global issues. Students and faculty have travelled to Uganda, Nepal, Mozambique, Rivers Inlet, and Kingcome Inlet and will be returning to Nepal and Rivers Inlet in 2014. Every year, nursing and human services students learn remote Aboriginal and global communities through personal experience. For more information, contact RaeAnn Hartman at