Program Information

The Indigenous Community and Society Board of Governors’ Certificate is designed to examine Indigenous culture and history to provide a greater appreciation of the Indigenous experience and to give context to current issues facing First Nations peoples.

In this program, students understand important issues within Indigenous communities and examine how culture plays a significant role. The legal status of Indigenous People are explored along with Indigenous rights, self-determination, land claims, justice and social services.

Students also identify barriers to employment and strategies to assess a variety of special groups, including Indigenous people. Topics such as the impact of the residential schools, effects of colonialism on traditional values and culture, as well as structural victimization through discussion and experiential learning from an Indigenous perspective will be covered. This program will be of interest to social services, child and youth, and early childhood education professionals that work with Indigenous clients and communities.

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Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (O.S.S.D.) or mature student status.

Applications for this program are not accepted through

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 519-479-1023 at least two weeks before classes begin.

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Program Maps

Current Students

Current students can view program maps from previous years on the mylambton website. 

You will need to login with your C# and password in order to access your program map.

Employment Opportunities

This certificate is not intended to provide direct employment opportunities. It is intended to provide graduates with an enhanced knowledge of Indigenous issues and experiences.
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