The Family and Community Counselling program offers specialized training for delivering social services within the cultural values and beliefs of the Aboriginal community. Students are encouraged to understand their history, and to integrate traditional knowledge and skills into their professional practice. The program has two levels leading to a certificate and a diploma.
The Family and Community Counselling (FCC) certificate program addresses issues of power and issues of discrimination based on age, race, gender, sexual orientation, class and culture. The educational objective of the certificate is to provide students with the knowledge, values and skills necessary for an initial level of professional practice focusing on the relationship between client problems and public issues. Critical thinking and structural analysis are central to the learning experience and to the promotion of social justice and human well-being.
The FCC diploma program is designed to further increase the skills and knowledge of certificate graduates working in Aboriginal community agencies or other social service agencies. The FCC diploma program offers a transfer option for students interested in furthering their education. Special areas of interest are child welfare, recovery from substance abuse, and intervening in traumatic situations that affect Aboriginal families.