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Maybe it was a personal struggle or watching a close friend or loved one with theirs that inspired you to start a career in social services. You can start today by applying for CDI College's Addictions and Community Services Worker diploma program, which will enable you to assist people with substance abuse problems to move towards a clean and sober life.

Study in Winnipeg

CDI College's instructors in Winnipeg are industry professionals who introduce students to a wide range of subjects including assessment and treatment planning, writing, and file management. In addition, during your course work, you’ll learn about human psychology, addiction prevention and intervention, pharmacology, and other medical areas.

Addictions and Community Services Worker Training

Each student must put their knowledge to the test as part of a mandatory clinical placement to get real experience working with addictions clients alongside healthcare professionals such as addictions counselors.

As an Addictions and Community Services Worker, you will help assist those who need it most. If you choose to pursue additional training, you could open doors to other positions like addictions counseling as well.

Addictions and Community Services Worker Certification

The Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation (CACCF) is the Canadian Certification Board for Alcohol and Drug Counsellors. CACCF offers an internationally-recognized and respected certification, the examination for which can only be taken after formal training has been completed, along with significant levels of work experience in the profession. Graduates of this Addictions and Community Services Worker program will meet the formal training component of the requirements necessary to sit the CACCF certification exam.

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Career Opportunities

  • Community Mental Health Centres
  • Community Services
  • Correctional Facilities
  • Facilities for the Physically and Developmentally Handicapped
  • Group Homes

Industry Salary Information

  • Low Wage ($/hr): $17.50
  • Average Wage ($/hr): $21.25
  • High Wage ($/hr): $29.00
  • Average Salary: $44,200

* Information Source: Salary data provided is an estimate, and is intended for reference purposes only.

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Personality Assessment

Find out what your personality is like and discover your traits, worries & concerns about taking the next step to study at school towards a new and rewarding career. This quick and easy assessment will provide you with some insight into what to focus on and what you might need to watch out for to best prepare you for your new career and school goals!

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Financial Aid

Your education is an investment in your future. We realize that every student comes from a unique financial background, so we point you toward the financial solution that is right for you.

There are many options when it comes to financing your education, including:

  • Each provincial government has its own financial assistance programs for post-secondary students. Give us a call and we'll help you to get the ball rolling with your personal loan application process.

  • The Royal Credit Line for Students lets you focus on what's important: your studies. Available to full-time and part-time students who need to finance their studies, it allows you to take charge of your financial needs in a way that fits your lifestyle.

    The Royal Credit Line for Students is different from a traditional loan in that it lets you borrow funds as you need them and pay the interest on only the amount you use without ever having to reapply. You get all the convenience and benefits with no annual fee.

    As a student, you may qualify for one of RBC's best rates - Prime + 1%, which applies when you are at school and for a 12-month 'grace period' after graduation.

    Further information about financial assistance is available from the Financial Representative at your nearest CDI College campus.

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