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.
Ontario Secondary School Diploma (O.S.S.D.) or mature student status.
Applications for this program are not accepted through ontariocolleges.ca.
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.
Fees for this program are charged on a course-by-course basis. For individual course fees, please visit the course list and select a course.
Online course choices will have added software fees and book costs are not included in course fees unless otherwise stated.