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Aboriginal Studies Programs at Ontario Colleges

What to expect from a career in Aboriginal Services

Aboriginal studies programs at Ontario Colleges have a variety of focuses, from education and advocacy to health and wellness. But what they all have in common is recognition of the unique perspective offered by Aboriginal cultures and communities. The goal of these programs is to help preserve these perspectives and prepare graduates to bring their knowledge into their communities through their chosen career paths.

If you’re interested in combining your career with Aboriginal studies, here’s what you need to know. More

Aboriginal Studies Courses

Many types of programs in the Ontario college system are taught from the perspective of the Aboriginal community and are designed to meet the needs of its members. The general categories into which these programs fall are:

  • Health and Wellness. Aboriginal social services, family services and counselling programs help focus on the unique health and wellness needs of Native Americans in modern times, with respect for Aboriginal culture, traditions, values and beliefs.
  • Community and Education. Education programs, such as Native early childhood education or Aboriginal general arts and sciences, examine the social and cultural traditions and values of Native Americans and how they should be included in the education system. Community-based programs, such as Aboriginal community development and advocacy, help ensure the preservation of cultural practices and the protection of legal and cultural rights of Native Americans in Canadian society.
  • Preparatory Programs. Some Aboriginal studies programs are intended to help Aboriginal students gain or preserve their sense of cultural identity, while prepping them to transition into another college program. These programs will focus on Native culture and heritage but will also provide foundations for overall academic success.

General Aboriginal Studies Program Requirements

Many Ontario college Aboriginal studies programs are intended to help Aboriginal students find careers, but others are open to anyone with an interest in Native culture. Specific requirements for the different types of Aboriginal studies programs will vary, so be sure to check program details carefully.

Aboriginal Studies Jobs and Salaries

Graduates of Aboriginal studies programs can find work across a number of different industries, depending on the particular program they have completed. Just a few of these industries include:

  • Schools and day cares
  • Hospitals and clinics
  • Law firms
  • Community centres

Salaries will depend on the chosen industry and role.

Ontario Colleges Offering Aboriginal Studies Programs

Use the left-column navigation to refine your search by College, Program Availability, Program Start Date and more, or see the table below for a complete list of Aboriginal studies programs at Ontario colleges. Less

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Program Title College Campus Availability Program Delivery Start Date Website
Show details Aboriginal Community Advocacy CONFEDERATION THUNDER BAY CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Aboriginal Community Advocacy


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 0510
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Aboriginal Community Advocacy - Accelerated CONFEDERATION THUNDER BAY CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Aboriginal Community Advocacy - Accelerated


  • Program Length: 2 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 0511
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: ACCELERATED
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Aboriginal Education: Community and Social Development GEORGIAN BARRIE CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Aboriginal Education: Community and Social Development


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: ACSD
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Anishnaabemowin Language Programming GEORGIAN BARRIE CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Anishnaabemowin Language Programming


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: ANLP
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details General Arts and Science - Aboriginal ALGONQUIN WOODROFFE CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

General Arts and Science - Aboriginal


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 1438A01F
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Students In General Arts & Science Will Receive A Certificate On Successful Completion Of Year One, And May Continue In A Second Year To Obtain A Diploma.

Show details General Arts and Science-One Year FANSHAWE LONDON CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

General Arts and Science-One Year


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: GAP1
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details General Arts and Science-One Year FANSHAWE LONDON OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

General Arts and Science-One Year


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: GAP1
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details General Arts and Science-One Year FANSHAWE LONDON OPEN Full Time 2017 - May Visit

General Arts and Science-One Year


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: GAP1
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details General Arts and Science-One Year (ONLINE) FANSHAWE LONDON - ONLINE CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

General Arts and Science-One Year (ONLINE)


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: GAP1
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: DISTANCE EDUCATION
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details General Arts and Science-One Year (ONLINE) FANSHAWE LONDON - ONLINE OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

General Arts and Science-One Year (ONLINE)


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: GAP1
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: DISTANCE EDUCATION
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details General Arts and Science-One Year (ONLINE) FANSHAWE LONDON - ONLINE OPEN Full Time 2017 - May Visit

General Arts and Science-One Year (ONLINE)


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: GAP1
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: DISTANCE EDUCATION
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Indigenous Pre-Health Studies CANADORE COLLEGE DRIVE CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Indigenous Pre-Health Studies


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 010227
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Indigenous Preparatory Studies CANADORE COLLEGE DRIVE CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Indigenous Preparatory Studies


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 010226
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Indigenous Wellness and Addictions Prevention CANADORE COLLEGE DRIVE CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Indigenous Wellness and Addictions Prevention


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 010212
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Native Child and Family Services CONFEDERATION THUNDER BAY CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Native Child and Family Services


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 0170
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Native Child and Family Services - Accelerated CONFEDERATION THUNDER BAY CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Native Child and Family Services - Accelerated


  • Program Length: 1 SEMESTERS (CONSECUTIVE)
  • Program Code: 0171
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Native Community Worker - Traditional Aboriginal Healing Methods ST. CLAIR MAIN OPEN Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Native Community Worker - Traditional Aboriginal Healing Methods


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: K304
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Personal Support Worker - Munsee-Delaware ST. CLAIR MAIN OPEN Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Personal Support Worker - Munsee-Delaware


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: K958
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Shki-Miikan (NEW ROADS) GEORGIAN BARRIE CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Shki-Miikan (NEW ROADS)


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: SHKI
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Social Service Worker - Native Specialization SAULT MAIN OPEN Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Social Service Worker - Native Specialization


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 1214
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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