Aboriginal Child, Family & Community Studies

Is it your dream to work with Aboriginal children, youth and families? Are you already working in the community and want to further your education? Douglas College's Faculty of Child, Family & Community Studies (CFCS) Aboriginal stream can help you do both.

Program highlights

This unique, 16.5-credit stream allows you to

  • learn directly from First Nations and Métis elders from different territories
  • study part-time while you work
  • get hands-on learning with a 145-hour practicum in the field

For more information on the courses we offer, please see CFCS 1142: Introduction to Aboriginal Child, Youth and Family Practice, CFCS 2332: Strengthening the Family Spirit - Working from Aboriginal Perspectives with Elders' Teachings , CFCS 1112: Working in Communities, CFCS 2212: Aboriginal Children, Youth and Families: Transforming Legislation and Policies, and CFCS 1242: Practicum

How does the program work?

The CFCS Aboriginal stream is made up of four courses and a practicum. You can earn credits toward these programs:

Courses are taught by First Nations, Métis and non-Aboriginal Allied faculty with elders' support - read their biographies here. Courses are developed with the guidance of our partners at Vancouver Native Health, Elders and our Advisory Circle members. 

For information about admission requirements, courses, intake dates and more, contact Casandra Russell, Instructional Facilitator, at 604 527 5821 or email abstream@douglascollege.ca.

Program & Application Resources

 E'yemstexw te shxwlalis ye ts'elhxwelmexw t'ot elexw teli ye selyo'lexwetset Strengthening Family Spirit: learning from our elders.

E'yemstexw te shxwlalis ye ts'elhxwelmexw t'ot elexw teli ye selyo'lexwetset
Strengthening Family Spirit: learning from our elders.

To listen, click below:

Strengthening Family Spirit

 

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