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Addictions and Mental Health

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Program Code: MH511
Credential: Ontario Graduate Certificate
Program Length: 3 semesters
Start Dates: January, September

Program Overview

Humber’s Addictions and Mental Health graduate certificate program will empower you with the knowledge and skills you need for a rewarding career. Learn to deliver responsive, culturally relevant, client-centered assessment and support services to diverse individuals and groups. Practise ways to effectively collaborate and transform lives as a valuable part of professional support teams.

You will acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities required by employers to deliver effective services to people with addiction and mental health concerns, while promoting recovery, self-determination and optimal quality of life.

The curriculum examines social determinants of health, recovery principles, empowering practices, and trauma-informed approaches, ensuring graduates are prepared for the workforce.  

Courses Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  1. Analyze and apply current, evidence-based practices in the addictions and mental health.

  2. Implement interdisciplinary and inclusive practices when working with individuals, groups and families within social and cultural contexts across the lifespan.

  3. Integrate skills and knowledge from a range of frameworks and contexts in addictions, mental health and concurrent disorders.

  4. Effectively engage with individuals, families and communities in the dissemination of contemporary research, knowledge, and practices in mental health and addiction.

  5. Using social justice principles, access, utilize and effectively advocate for culturally-informed, equitable and inclusive community supports and services for individuals and their community.

  6. Develop awareness and knowledge of relevant networks, groups and organizations promoting improvement in the fields of addictions and mental health.

  7. Work collaboratively within interprofessional teams providing ethical, effective, timely, coordinated and efficient holistic services.

  8. Demonstrate self-awareness and professionalism through the use of ethical and responsible practice in all aspects of work.

  9. Integrate inclusive, person-centred, gender-informed, anti-racist, anti-oppressive and trauma-informed practices throughout services.


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Work Placement

Engage and develop new skills while gaining crucial on-the-job work experience. Field experience takes place in the final semester of the program and enables students to apply theory to practice in a workplace or project-based setting. Students also complete coursework and attend seminar classes alongside the field experience.

You will have an opportunity to provide evidence-informed, client-centred services to diverse individuals and groups experiencing addiction and/or mental health related concerns. The field experience, which is typically unpaid, is arranged with the assistance of a field advisor.

The Humber Experience

Build your expertise in assessment and counselling with a variety of practical skills such as: Understanding the range of approaches to the treatment of addictions and mental health, learn how to complete assessments and treatment plans for clients demonstrating a range of issues, learn how to engage families and communities to help individuals succeed, and develop best practices to effectively treat individuals within different treatment modalities.


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Your Career

Qualify for employment in various organizations including community mental health and addiction services, residential treatment centres, youth and family services, housing services, and crisis response services.

Our graduates obtain professional opportunities including:

  • community support worker
  • housing worker
  • case manager
  • crisis worker
  • mental health counsellor
  • addictions counsellor

Program Availability

Start dates between Sept 2023 - Aug 2024
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September 2023 Lakeshore Open
January 2024 Lakeshore Open
Start dates between Sept 2023 - Aug 2024
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September 2023 Lakeshore Waitlisted
January 2024 Lakeshore Opening Soon

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Admissions Questions

General Enquiries

Call 416-675-3111 or email enquiry@humber.ca. If you have already applied, be sure to check your application status on myhumber.ca.

Domestic Applicants Enquiries

Domestic applicants can book a one-on-one advising appointment with an admissions representative.

International Applicants Enquiries

Contact the International Centre for information about full-time programs (including the International Graduate School), how to apply and to follow up on your submitted application.

Program-Specific Questions

Speak to the Program Co-ordinator about the course curriculum, projects and career options.

Kathryn Mettler, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 3313
kathryn.mettler@humber.ca

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How To Become An Apprentice

Becoming an Apprentice

Find an employer willing to sponsor you as an apprentice.

Contact the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development to register as an apprentice.

Work with your employer approximately one year before attending Humber.

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Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)

If you’re in high school – grade 11 or 12 – you can earn co-op education credits through work placements in some skilled trades.

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How to Apply

Domestic Students

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program.

To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber’s program pages, search by availability, or ontariocolleges.ca.

To see where you are in the admissions process, visit the Admissions Road Map.

International Students

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

Need Advice?

Program Advising Appointments

Get help narrowing down your program options or book a one-on-one pre-enrolment advising appointment with one of our Recruitment Officers.

Transfer & Pathway Advising

Book a virtual appointment with a Student Mobility Advisor learn more about getting Transfer Credit(s) for previous post-secondary experience, Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR), and Pathways options.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following three requirements:

  • Academic

    To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

    • A bachelor’s degree

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet all listed course requirements.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

    All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

International Academic Equivalency

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

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Fees & Financial Aid

The 2022-2023 fee for three semesters was:

  • domestic: $5,411.20
  • international: $19,615.00

Fees are subject to change.

Fees by Semester

Domestic Fees International Fees

Additional Costs

Approximately $500 (per year) for textbooks.

Financial Aid, Scholarships and Bursaries

Understand the costs associated with coming to Humber and explore resources available from first year to your final year on Student Fees and Financial Resources.

Scholarships

Humber Scholarships

Find out more about scholarships and bursaries that you may be eligible for, visit Student Scholarships. International students can visit International Student Scholarships.

Humber Bursaries

Bursaries are available for Certificate, Diploma and Degree programs primarily based on financial need, visit Humber Bursaries.

External Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Find out more information about external scholarships and bursaries, visit External Awards.

Indigenous Student Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of bursaries and scholarships for Indigenous students, visit Indigenous Student Awards.

Explore Opportunities through Humber Pathways

Humber Pathways include:

  • Opportunities to build on your college education and complete your diploma or degree at Humber.
  • Degree and graduate study opportunities at other institutions in Ontario, Canada and abroad.
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