Indigenous Community Diabetes Support

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Length: 1 YEAR


Delivery: INTENSIVE – Week-long sessions approximately once a month*

Next intakes: JANUARY 2018 in Tyendinaga, SEPTEMBER 2018 in Thunder Bay & Cochrane

Tuition: $3,379*/CERTIFICATE

*subject to change

Become an Indigenous Community Diabetes Support Worker and make a difference in diabetes prevention. Learn Indigenous concepts and traditional holistic teachings to deepen your cultural knowledge and health care practice. According to Health Canada, Type 2 Diabetes is a serious health concern for Canada’s First Nations. Statistics indicate Aboriginal people have a much higher risk of getting Type 2 Diabetes than ever before. 

The ICDS worker functions within a community health care team by facilitating access to services, advocacy, health promotion, and self-management support for individuals, families and community members. Be the difference for people at risk for developing or living with diabetes.  

Graduates receive an Indigenous Community Diabetes Support Certificate from Canadore College and find employment in a variety of community practice settings, including but not limited to: family health teams, health authorities, tribal councils, treaty organizations and Indigenous communities. All learners welcome!



Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U).
Note: You will be applying for our upcoming Indigenous Community Diabetes Support programs. We will contact you to determine your desired location (program starts are contingent on adequate registration).
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For more information contact our Recruitment Office at 1-855-359-3684 or email us at