First Nations Community Wellness
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    • First Nations Community Wellness Diploma

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    Program length

    • 2 years

  • A holistic approach

    A holistic approach

    This diploma is holistic in its approach to learning and to health. Each of the courses incorporates knowledge of western concepts and traditional philosophies and knowledge systems of Indigenous Peoples as they relate to mental health and wellness. The courses use adult education methodology as a link between health and wellness theory and practice and the real issues workers face daily in their role as a service worker.

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    Provided by sponsorship

    As a 60-credit hour (two years) post-secondary program, the First Nation Wellness Diploma, formerly known as the Aboriginal Community Wellness Diploma, meets the criteria for sponsorship by First Nation Education Authorities. Arrangements can be made with communities or organizations interested in sponsoring a full offering of the diploma program in their community or region.

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    Offered in partnership

    This program is a partnership initiative between Access and Aboriginal Focus Programs, Extended Education, The University of Manitoba and the Manitoba Community Wellness Working Group (MCWWG).

Program details

This program is for Canadian residents. Information for international students who wish to study with us can be found at Intensive program packages.

Admission requirements:

  • You are employed or plan future employment in the social services field.

  • You meet the University of Manitoba admission requirements as a regular or mature student

  • If applicable, a letter of support from your employer must accompany your application.

  • A letter from your sponsor that confirms their sponsorship and funding for the duration of the program (tuition and/or books) must accompany your application.

The selection process: Acceptance into the First Nations Community Wellness Diploma is based on a selection process. An assessment is made from the information on your application.

How to apply

To apply to the First Nations Community Wellness Diploma, please contact Access and Aboriginal Focus Programs.

Request more information

If you have questions about this or any programs and courses we offer, please use this form to let us know.

Contact Access and Aboriginal Focus Programs

Migizii Agamik
Room 221 – 114 Sidney Smith St.
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

204-474-8000 (General Inquiries)
Toll-free in Manitoba: 1-800-432-1960 ext. 8000

Extended Education
185 Extended Education Complex
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

Toll free: 1-888-216-7011