Human Services-Educational Assistant/Community Support, Indigenous Focus Certificate

Learn intercultural communication skills and understand contemporary Canadian social and family issues, with a focus on Indigenous populations. As a specialized education assistant or community support worker, you will be prepared to provide support to individuals with a broad range of disabilities, bringing unique skills and training to the workplace to help integrate Indigenous cultural and curricular content — or transfer to NIC’s Human Services diploma.


Where: Port Alberni
Starts: Fall (September)
Length: 1 year
Delivery: On-campus and Digital (Blended); Delivery Fall 2022: TBD

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Priority Admission is available for Indigenous students.
Complete the Indigenous Priority Admission form as part of your application.

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[The Indigenous focus of the program] changed my perspective and how I looked at life in general. It can be very emotional, especially if you’ve lived some of it, but you need to learn it and understand it. It’s made me a more empathetic person.

Kristy Salter, HSC Ind. Focus alumna

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