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Activity Assistant Certificate

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The four-month Activity Assistant program provides specialized professional development for individuals who have previous education and training in health care (LPNs, RNs, health care assistants and home care aides) or community support (education assistant/community support graduates).  During the program, you will have opportunities to apply classroom knowledge and skills to hands-on experience in two supervised practice experiences, working with adults in a variety of care settings in facility and community settings.

Upon completion, your specialized knowledge and applied experience will qualify you to work alongside an activity coordinator to lead group activities and recreational programs in community and facility settings such as intermediate care facilities, assisted living settings, adult day care programs, clients’ homes, seniors’ centres and residential group homes.  All students must have a desktop or laptop computer with a working camera, audio and Internet service in order to complete this program.


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Admission Requirements

Health Care Assistant (HCA) certificate
Home Support/Resident Care Attendant (HS/RCA) certificate
Equivalent credential (e.g. LPN or RN or Human Services - Educational Assistant/Community Support certificate).

Before Classes Begin

  • Once accepted to the program but before classes begin, you will be required to:
  • hold a current CPR C certificate
  • hold a Food Safe Level 1 certificate
  • submit a Criminal Record Check form, which will be sent to you by Admission once you are offered a seat in the program.
  • submit a completed immunization form, which will be sent to you by Admission once you are offered a seat in the program. This form should be validated by the public health nurse at your local health unit and must be presented to the Activity Assistant Instructor on the first day of classes.

Completion Requirements

  1. You must complete all courses in the program within the same term. 
  2. Students must achieve a minimum of C+ in each course; and pass the two practicums in order to complete the program. 


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