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O que eu aprenderei?

Program Overview

The Social Service Worker - Indigenous Specialization program is for anyone who is interested in gaining the skills of a social service worker as you advocate for social justice in both Aboriginal and mainstream organizations to help empower individuals, families, and communities. You will be equipped with the enhanced knowledge needed to provide all clients - both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginals alike, the support they need to overcome barriers they may face in their lives.

With a strong foundation in core social service worker skills, the program infuses an Aboriginal worldview throughout the curriculum. Whether you are Aboriginal or not, this impactful program will prepare you to become a skilled social service worker, practise within a culturally competent approach, and demonstrate an increased knowledge of Aboriginal issues and interventions. You will be eligible to register with the College of Social Work and Social Service Workers after completing the program.

Program Outcomes

A graduate of the Social Service Worker Indigenous Specialization Program at Sault College will reliably demonstrate the ability to:

1. develop and maintain professional relationships which adhere to professional, legal, and ethical standards aligned to social service work.

2. identify strengths, resources, and challenges of individuals, families, groups, and communities to assist them in achieving their goals.

3. recognize diverse needs and experiences of individuals, groups, families, and communities to promote accessible and responsive programs and services.

4. identify current social policy, relevant legislation, and political, social, and/or economic systems and their impacts on service delivery.

5. advocate for appropriate access to resources to assist individuals, families, groups, and communities.

6. develop and maintain positive working relationships with colleagues, supervisors, and community partners.

7. develop strategies and plans that lead to the promotion of self-care, improved job performance, and enhanced work relationships.

8. integrate social group work and group facilitation skills across a wide range of environments, supporting growth and development of individuals, families, and communities.

9. work in communities to advocate for change strategies that promote social and economic justice and challenge patterns of oppression and discrimination.

10. Respectfully collaborate with Indigenous individuals, families and communities to facilitate change considering the historical impact of legislation and social systems on the Indigenous Canadian culture and experience.

11. Integrate culturally appropriate strategies and Indigenous methods of healing practices to help empower individuals and communities to solution build within an aboriginal worldview and context.

Where You'll Work

As a Social Service Worker - Indigenous Specialization (SSW-IS) graduate you may find employment a variety of private, governmental, and Indigenous Specific programs in areas of mental health, education, addictions, outreach, family services and social welfare.

As a graduate of the program you would bring the core skills required of a social service worker professional with a level of cultural competence to provide culturally appropriate services.

De qual departamento farei parte?

Sault College

Opções de estudo

Período integral (2 anos)

Tuition: CAN $14,838.60, Ancillary fee: CAN $1,524.50; these fees are for the 2020-2021 academic year (year 1 of study) and are subject to change.

*O preço é estimado e tem caráter informativo, por favor, verifique esta informação com a instituição.

Data de início

Esperado Setembro 2021


Sault College

443 Northern Avenue,

Sault Ste. Marie,

Ontario (ON),

P6B 4J3, Canada

Requisitos de admissão

Para estudantes do(s)/da Estados Unidos

Students must have Ontario Secondary School diploma. English language requirement : TOEFL score of 79-80 for the Internet-based test (iBT) and no test below 20; IELTS score of 6.0 with no band lower than 5.5; Cambridge English Exams C1 Advanced/CAE 180 or CAE C; C2 Proficiency/CPE 200 or CPEC; PTE Academic 60, Duolingo 95; CAEL CE 60; Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) Level 7 for all areas: reading, writing, speaking, listening.

Para estudantes internacionais

Ontario Secondary School diploma with Grade 12 English (C) ENG4C, or mature student status.

A mature student is someone who is 19 years of age or older by the first day of College and has not graduated from high school. You can still apply to the program and you have two options:

  • You can pay $25 to write the Canadian Academic Achievement Test (CAAT) for Math and/or English requirements only or
  • You can take Academic Upgrading for free to get your high school equivalency for Grade 12 English (college level).

If you have graduated from high school but haven`t been to school in a while, you are an adult learner. You still may want to consider free Academic Upgrading offered on campus to re-fresh your skills before the start of your program.

Results must be from within two years of the start of the program and must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • TOEFL score of 79-80 for the Internet-based test (iBT) and no test below 20
  • IELTS score of 6.0 with no band lower than 5.5
  • Cambridge English Exams C1 Advanced/CAE 180 or CAE C
  • C2 Proficiency/CPE 200 or CPEC
  • PTE Academic 60
  • Duolingo 95
  • CAEL CE 60
  • Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) Level 7 for all areas: reading, writing, speaking, listening

Os requisitos para o IELTS podem variar de acordo com o curso que você escolher.


Sobre Sault College

Entre os Grandes Lagos da América do Norte, a Sault College tem uma localização imbatível para diversos excelentes cursos acadêmicos e profissionais.

  • Paisagens naturais lindas e atividades ao ar livre
  • Aprendizado co-op com parceiros profissionais
  • Vários preparatórios presenciais, remotos e online
  • Qualidade do aprendizado altamente classificada na província