Help Be the Change
Indigenous nations and Canadian society are at an exciting transition time as we work together to deepen our understandings in order to strengthen and build on original agreements fostering more just relations for our country. Would you like to help in leading that change?
Confederation College’s Aboriginal Community Advocacy diploma program will provide you with a strong understanding of the historic social, legal and political issues affecting Indigenous-Canadian relations today. You’ll also explore best practices in leadership, government, justice and sustainable land and resource management. With a focus on Indigenous principles and a solid foundation in community development and advocacy skills, you will be prepared for a diverse range of social-justice related careers.
- Prepare for a career in a variety of advocacy roles including, community development, public education and social/political/legal advocacy in both the private and public sectors
- Program includes a community project and a six-week internship placement
- Ideal for people in the public or private sector who work closely with Indigenous communities
Our graduates are sought after for their unique set of skills and knowledge by a wide range of organizations such as political territorial organizations, First Nation band councils, government, the private sector, and urban community organizations. Graduates can expect to find employment as Aboriginal liaisons, Community Development workers, Aboriginal court workers, land claim negotiators, community consultation coordinators, youth advocates, youth and community justice workers, social service workers, outreach workers, legal aid workers, and social justice advocates for Aboriginal women, children, youth and communities.