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Addictions and Mental Health

Addictions and Mental Health (2016-2017)

How to Apply

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Program Length

Three semesters, beginning in September and January


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Contact Information

Joanne Spence, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 3314


The 2016/2017 fee for three semesters is
– domestic $6,531.63
– international $22,012.50.
Amounts listed are the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for three semesters of the 2016/2017 academic year. Fees are subject to change.


Start DatesAvailability
2016 SeptemberClosed
2017 JanuaryOpen

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:
• A bachelor’s degree from a recognized university or college in the area of behavioural science, social work, psychology, sociology, nursing, criminology or other health-related or human services field

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

Selection: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.

Our Program

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 treatment to diverse individuals and groups. Practise ways to effectively collaborate and transform lives as a valuable part of a professional support team.

You will acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities required by front-line workers and supervisors in order to deliver effective addictions and mental health services while promoting empowerment, self-determination and optimum quality of life to individuals with addictions and mental health issues.

Recovery principles, empowerment practice, and the impact of early and ongoing trauma in the lives of individuals across the lifespan are examined in the curriculum.

You will have an opportunity to provide evidence-informed clinical and educational services to diverse individuals and groups experiencing addictions and mental health related challenges.

List of Courses

How to Apply

Your Career

Qualify for employment in various organizations including community mental health and addictions services; residential treatment centres; hospitals; children’s centres; services for women; services for Aboriginal people; homeless shelters; youth and family services; ethno-cultural centres; and crisis response services.

Our graduates will seek career opportunities such as community support worker, team leader, housing worker, case manager, clinician, counsellor, crisis worker, addictions counsellor and mental health worker.

Our Industry Partnerships

The School of Social & Community Services has successful partnerships with an extensive list of agencies that have provided placement and/or employment opportunities for our students and graduates. These include the Canadian Mental Health Association, LAMP Community Health Centre, and Native Child and Family Services.

Our Faculty

You’ll learn from expert professors who bring both advanced degrees and a wealth of experience from the field to the classroom.

Work Placement

Use and sharpen new skills while gaining crucial on-the-job work experience during a mandatory eight-week, full-time practicum that takes place in semester three. The placement, which is unpaid, is arranged with the assistance of a Humber placement advisor.


Upcoming Events

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Tour de Lake Orientation Bike Ride

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