Indigenous Family Support
Indigenous Family Support Certificate
(formerly First Nations Family Support Worker)
Come out, meet your instructors and learn more at an Information Session!
Start the Indigenous Family Support program this September and start your journey to a great career.
If you need more information about the program, or want to talk about career options and opportunities for further study, contact the Program Assistant at email@example.com or 250–370–3206.
The Indigenous Family Support program provides students of Aboriginal Ancestry* with opportunities to develop knowledge, skills, awareness and values needed to work with Indigenous individuals and families in schools and communities. The program promotes awareness of Indigenous history and culture. It provides opportunities for eachstudent to reflect and develop self-awareness and pride as an Indigenous person.
Indigenous family support practitioners are prepared to support the development of healthy Aboriginal individuals, families and communities. Program graduates function interdependently as members of a support team under the direction and supervision of experienced professionals in health, education and/or human service settings. Graduates of the program find employment in roles such as:
- Employees of Native Friendship Centres
- Aboriginal Teaching Assistants in public and tribal schools
- Youth Service Workers
- Child and Family Service Workers
- Transition House Workers
- Employment Training Counsellors
Graduates of the program may choose to continue their education at Camosun College towards a diploma in:
- Indigenous Studies
- Community, Family and Child Studies
- Community Support and Educational Assistant
- Early Learning and Care
Many graduates of the former Indigenous Family Support program have continued their education towards degrees in:
- Social Work
- Child and Youth Care
- Indigenous Studies
*Camosun College recognizes any student who is a descendant of Indigenous peoples of North America to be an Aboriginal student. This includes status and non-status Indians, Metis, Inuit, and Native Americans living in Canada.
Last updated: October 1, 2012 1:24 pm