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School of Community Services

Programs in The School of Community Services are designed to address the needs of individuals, groups and families, ranging from youth to the elderly. They teach students how to work with people in need including those facing poverty, homelessness and addictions.

Students learn about the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional needs of others. They gain the skills and knowledge necessary for planning and carrying out programming to enhance individual development — whether it is young children or people with special needs. Students will be challenged to develop their own communications skills and assume leadership in group settings. Depending on the program, they will be able to work with young children, families or people in need.

Program graduates are eligible for membership in The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.

  • Careers

    Graduates find employment throughout the entire range of human service settings including major area hospitals, welfare agencies, community support programs, health, mental health and disability organizations, long-term care facilities and correctional settings.