Human Services-Educational Assistant/Community Support, Indigenous Focus Certificate

Learn intercultural communication skills and understand contemporary Canadian social and family issues, with a focus on Indigenous populations. As a specialized education assistant or community support worker, you will be prepared to provide support to individuals with a broad range of disabilities, bringing unique skills and training to the workplace to help integrate Aboriginal cultural and curricular content — or transfer to NIC’s Human Services diploma.

This program is offered at our Mixalakwila campus in Port Hardy starting Sept 9. For more information regarding the application process, please contact the Mount Waddington Family Literacy Society. For more information about the program, please contact Sandra Mountain at:


Where: Port Alberni
Starts: September
Length: 1 year full-time; part-time options available
Delivery: On-campus and Digital (Blended)

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[The Indigenous focus of the program] changed my perspective and how I looked at life in general. It can be very emotional, especially if you’ve lived some of it, but you need to learn it and understand it. It’s made me a more empathetic person.

Kristy Salter, HSC Ind. Focus alumni

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