$1400 Scholarship

This diploma program prepares you to effectively managethe administrative and implementationresponsibilities of a wide variety of mental health programs and services for individuals. This program is intended for people who are looking for a career in mental health support work, assisting people with personal and social issues.

Upon completion of this program, students will seek career opportunities as:

  1. Family social service worker
  2. Community Mental health worker
  3. Resident support worker
  4. Addiction and counselling support worker
  5. Women shelter worker

The program is delivered in English with an option of in-class or online instruction. The program will employ lectures, field trips to various sectors within the industry as well as shared expertise from experienced guest speakers.


9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (Monday to Friday)


5:00 PM to 9:00 PM (Monday to Friday)


March 8, 2021


All locations


20 hours/week


300 Hours

Further information

1. High School Graduate or equivalent OR mature student status (19 years or older prior to starting the program).

2. Meet one of the following English Language Proficiency requirements:

  • Minimum Grade 10 English (Domestic Students)
  • For English as second language students; Overall IELTS 5.0 or equivalent.
  • Pass the College’s English admission test.

Course No.

Course Name



Child & Youth Mental Health

80 hours


Trauma & Attachment

80 hours


Homelessness & Mental Health

60 hours


Indigenous Approaches to Mental Wellness

60 hours


Canada’s Mental Health System

20 hours

Program Total

15 weeks

300 hrs.

MHCSW100Child & Youth Mental Health

The course introduces the basic concepts and core topics re: mental health problems of children and youth. Contemporary interventions and treatments are reviewed.

MHCSW101 Trauma & Attachment

Attachment problems or trauma in early development interrupt the individual’s natural process of growth to instead focus on survival. The impact of early trauma or attachment problems is felt at all stages of the life cycle, and has an enduring impact on mental health. This course is designed to help students identify the effects of attachment problems and/or trauma on individuals from childhood to mature adulthood, and provide the students with tools for responding to people with these concerns.

MHCSW102 Homelessness & Mental Health

Homelessness or the risk of homelessness is a harsh reality for many Canadians. It is not confined to any one group in society, but may affect youth, men and women, one‐ or two‐parent families, the elderly, new immigrants, Indigenous peoples, and others. Homelessness is a life circumstance that can be temporary, episodic or relatively long lasting. The course delves into the complex relationship between homelessness, mental health, and mental illness.

  • Identify and critically reflect on mental health problems of children and youth
  • Discuss the impact that traumatic events and inadequate or disrupted attachment have on mental well-being.
  • Outline the complex inter-relationship of homelessness and mental health problems in Canada.
  • Describe and critically reflect on the contemporary mental health care systems in Canada
  • Discuss various Indigenous perspectives of healing, and develop discernment and good judgement in supporting clients who want that perspective reflected in their overall health and wellness goals.

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