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.
Strengthening Family Spirit:
Learning From Our Elders
— E'yemstexw te shxwlalis ye ts'elhxwelmexw
t'ot elexw teli ye selyo'lexwetset
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This unique, 16.5-credit pathway allows you to learn directly from First Nations and Métis elders from different territories, study part-time while you work, and get hands-on learning with a 145-hour practicum in the field.
Courses are taught by First Nations, Métis and non-Aboriginal Allied faculty with elders' support. Courses are developed with the guidance of our partners at Vancouver Native Health, Elders and our Advisory Circle members.
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
- CFCS 1242: Practicum
Student Success Story
Child and Youth Care Diploma grad works as an Indigenous Connections Worker.
Gain Competitive Skills
Sonia chose the Aboriginal Stream to help her understand the unique needs of her "families."