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Toronto, ON, M1K 5E9

Working In The Homeless Shelter System

Course Code CSCE-100
Course Name Working In The Homeless Shelter System
Category Community Services
Description The course examines the history of homelessness from an Equity Diversity and Inclusion lens, and the factors that contribute to homelessness. The course will introduce the participant to key knowledge areas of support including Anti-Oppressive Practice, Pathways to Service, Trauma Informed Care, Harm Reduction, Health and Mental Health and the complexities that contribute or lead to transitional and/chronic homelessness. It will also support the learner in understanding various components of the shelter system and the development of core knowledge and skill areas for those wanting to work with those experiencing homelessness in a shelter setting. This course includes interactive participation with those working or living within the shelter system.

Register for courses online by clicking on the course code below and click the link next to "Register online".

Alternatively, Contact Enrollment Services at 416-289-5300

Notes Who this course is for: Anyone interested learning about or working with people who are experiencing homelessness. For those wanting to work in the shelter system it is recommended that they have additional hospitality, community, and/or human services experience or education as it is an asset to future employment.

All materials for learning are provided through online educational resources.

Section 802- is the Non OSAP elligible course and will be on Tuesday evenings for 4 hours/ week for 12 week

Section 803- is the Non OSAP eligible course and will be on Saturday mornings for 4 hours/week for 11 weeks.

Section 804 - is the OSAP eligible course and will be in person Saturday mornings/ afternoons at Ashtonbee Campus for 6 hours/week for 8 weeks.

For inquiries regarding this course, please send an email to:
Contact Telephone 416-289-5207
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Section Cost Semester Start Date End Date Meeting Times Campus
802 $425.00 Fall 2023 2023-09-19 2023-12-05
Times Days
05:30 PM to 09:30 PM T
Distance Online
803 $425.00 Fall 2023 2023-09-23 2023-12-09
Times Days
10:00 AM to 02:00 PM S
Distance Online
804 $425.00 Fall 2023 2023-10-07 2023-11-25
Times Days
10:00 AM to 04:00 PM S
Ashtonbee Campus
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M - Monday T - Tuesday W - Wednesday R - Thursday F - Friday S - Saturday U - Sunday
TBA - To Be Announced