Do you love working with people?
This program encourages students to reflect and develop self-awareness and pride as an Indigenous person by promoting experiential learning of Indigenous history and culture.
What to expect
This ten-month program starts each year in September at the Lansdowne Campus three days a week and in Brentwood Bay at the W̱SÁNEĆ School Board two days a week. The program includes academic courses, experiential learning and a practicum placement. You will participate in 15 hours of class time a week in addition to 15-20 hours a week in homework.
In your first term, you’ll engage in self-reflection and exploration of your ancestral roots. You’ll take courses in community, English, family and child studies, and indigenous family support. The Indigenous Family Support courses will encourage you to incorporate your own culture into the coursework.
In your second term, you’ll broaden your perspective and deepen your understanding of your role as a family support worker. You’ll take courses in community, Indigenous studies, health and psychology. The practicum component, in the third term, will have you in community placements for 25 hours a week.