Addictions Counsellor Program
Blue Quills is offering an innovative Addictions Counsellor Program that incorporates Indigenous knowledge systems
and will prepare graduates to enter the workforce with enhanced skills in cultural sensitivity and knowledge.
This program will offer courses that provide a deep understanding of addictions, counselling skills, group work skills,
communication skills, family dynamics, intergenerational trauma, strong helper teachings in addition to cultural proto-
cols, ceremonies and teachings. There will be a practicum placement which will offer practical, hands-on experiential
The curriculum encompasses both Indigenous wisdom and western theory.
Future Career Opportunities of an Addictions Counsellor
Graduates will possess the knowledge and expertise to make an effective impact on the health of Indigenous communities and will be prepared to find employment with First Nation communities, addiction treatment centers, detoxification centers, schools, day treatment programs and within First Nations healing lodges delivering community-based programming.
You will likely be more successful in this program if you:
Applicants who’ve completed secondary school in Canada are considered to have met the standard
Applicants whose primary language is not English can demonstrate their ELP by: