Community Support Worker: Addictions & Mental Health Specialization

8-Month Diploma Program

Online Courses

Program Description

This Diploma program will provide graduates with the skills to help clients effectively manage areas   within the scope of their personal and social realm, specializing in the implementation of addiction and mental programs and services. Graduates will be able to observe, understand and evaluate responsiveness to various treatment programs and provide the necessary support via networking systems.

This program has been reviewed and approved by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.

Admission Requirements

  • High School Graduate or equivalent OR mature student status (19 years or older prior to starting the program)
  • Meet one of the following English Language Proficiency requirements:
    • Minimum Grade 10 English (Domestic Students)
    • Overall IELTS 5, OR CLB Level 5, OR Duolingo score of 75-80, OR ECC test score of 55/100
  • Criminal record check (in accordance with the Criminal Records Review Act)


Introduction to Ethics
Introduction to Addictions
Pharmacology Essentials
Essentials of Mental Health
Aboriginal Canadian Studies
Interviewing Skills
Assessment Essentials
Introduction to Case Management
Relapse Prevention
Burnout & Selfcare
Certifications (Food safe Level 1, Standard First Aid with CPR Level C & Suicide Prevention)
Career and Employment Strategies


Addiction and counselling support worker
Community mental health care worker
Group homes
Correctional facilities
Social Service Government agencies
Resident support worker
Women shelters

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