Community Advocacy

Part-Time

Program Information

This Board of Governors certificate program is designed to enhance the learner's skills and knowledge with practical instruction on how to best navigate the many social programs and other regularly encountered issues of everyday life that often impact those who are marginalized and/or live in poverty in our community. The program provides training in advocacy techniques, reviews current legislation, relevant procedures, bureaucratic systems, appeal tribunals, and other topics necessary for a hands-on understanding of the course subject matter.

NOTE: This program is not intended to and does not, by itself, qualify someone for employment in a particular position or as an independent "community advocate". This program is intended to enhance and supplement one's existing educational background (such as community service worker diplomas, social work degrees, and other social and community service backgrounds), as well as one's existing job skills and experience.

The Community Law School (Sarnia-Lambton) Inc. (CLS), a nonprofit, charitable public legal education organization, designs and delivers the instruction for this certificate program in partnership with the Lambton College Online & Continuing Education department. The instructors are Margaret Capes, B.A. (Hons.), LL.B., M.Ad.Ed. (live and online) and Kathryn M. Bullon, B.Sc., J.D., M-Ad.Ed. (online).

It is recommended that applicants possess a recognized academic credential in a related/relevant field, or be currently enrolled full time in a recognized diploma or degree program, in a career field such as Developmental Service Worker, Child and Youth Worker, Social Service Worker, Early Childhood Education, Educational Assistant, or similar programs and/or have earned a degree in Psychology, Education, Social Work, Child Studies, Rehabilitation, or similar programs. Exceptions for individuals wishing to take a single course for personal purposes will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Admission Requirements

O.S.S.D. or equivalent

Mature applicants must be at least 19 years of age by the start of classes and be out of secondary school for at least one year. Mature applicant testing is available in the Counselling Department. The test(s) will demonstrate equivalency in required admission subjects. For more information please contact the Counselling Department at ext 3412.

Applications for this program are not accepted through ontariocolleges.ca.

If you are taking part-time courses with the intention of completing a program and earning a credential, you must meet Admission Requirements outlined on the program page. It is the student's responsibility to supply proof of admission requirements to the Office of the Registrar before he/she has completed three courses in the program.

If you do complete the program and do not have the appropriate admission requirements, you will be ineligible to receive your certificate or diploma.

If you believe you have an equivalent level of knowledge and would like credit for Prior Learning Assessment, please contact Counselling at 519-542-7751 ext 3412 at least two weeks before classes begin.

Employment Opportunities

This program provides graduates with knowledge of acts and legislation that govern community service positions and public agencies for employees and prospective employees in the sector.

Online Education
519-541-2400
online@lambtoncollege.ca

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Program Information
519-541-2403
info@lambtoncollege.ca


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