|Canada, Ontario, Toronto
|2 years, includes 2 field placements
|CA$17,343 per year
The fee is for the 2022–2023 academic year and includes tuition (CA$15,693), health insurance and ancillary charges.
The fees displayed are estimates for two semesters and are subject to change.
The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$100) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).
|CA$1,800 per month
The above fee is an estimated amount for living expenses for one month.
High School / Secondary Education (or higher)
To be eligible for admission, you must possess a high school diploma including these required courses (or equivalents):
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
If you did not complete two or more consecutive full years at a recognized secondary or post-secondary education institution in a school where English is the primary language of instruction and communication, you must provide one of the English language proficiency tests below:
The Developmental Services Worker program will reflect best field practices, provide current and relevant knowledge, and address up-to-date issues to give you a strong foundation for the field of intellectual disabilities. Its approach is guided by years of study and work in the field and by personal relationships with people with intellectual disabilities.
Through in-class, hands-on practice (projects, seminars, community observations, Internet searches, teamwork and electronic communication) and two field placements, you’ll cover a wide range of relevant topics. Among them will be: life experiences of those with intellectual disabilities, the nature of intellectual disabilities, values clarification, effecting positive change, communication and teamwork, and personal support requirements and techniques.
Note: This program is taught using a combination of modalities. Courses may be taught face-to-face, online or in blended/hybrid combination of both online and traditional classroom teaching
- Educational assistant
- Support worker
- Residential support worker
- Family support worker
- Employment supporter
- Job coach
- Community disability worker
- Integration facilitator