Aboriginal Focus Programs
Certificate and Diploma Programs
Aboriginal Focus Programs (AFP) provides education programs through a range of partnership options. We offer certificate and diploma programs through cooperative arrangements with Aboriginal stakeholders and faculties of the University of Manitoba.
Programs are offered in a central location, as in-house training to staff of an organization, or as community-based programs. Programs are offered as ‘open enrolment’ or as block-funded cohort programs through an arrangement with an employer or sponsor. Delivery methodology can be as part-time or full-time study, and can incorporate technology-based delivery where student access permits.
Aboriginal organizations that identify a need for specific post-secondary or adult education not currently available may be interested in knowing that AFP has the capability to develop new programs to meet their needs.
First Nations Community Wellness Diploma
If you are employed as a social services worker within a First Nation/Aboriginal community and want to build on your knowledge base and develop skills to enhance your effectiveness, you will find that this academically rigorous program of studies has been developed in response to needs of communities such as yours.
Aboriginal Child And Family Services Diploma
This course of studies provides an opportunity for individuals who are seeking professional development or who are planning for future employment in the Child and Family Services field: CFS Worker, Youth Care Worker, NADAP Worker, Social Services Support Worker, Probation or Correctional Worker. Specifically, the Diploma will build your knowledge base in the area of Aboriginal Child and Family Services work.
Aboriginal Environmental Stewardship Diploma
If you’re a post-secondary student and wish to make a positive impact on your community and the environment, then the Aboriginal Environmental Stewardship Diploma Program will lead your way. The program follows the patterns that weave between environmental and Indigenous issues. It empowers students to influence social, commercial, and political systems – all to create a positive climate for individual and community health, treaty rights, and environmental Indigenous justice.
Aboriginal Counselling Skills Certificate
The program provides counsellor training if you presently work, volunteer, or who may wish to work or volunteer in an Aboriginal setting. The program provides you with a foundation of knowledge and skills required to provide culturally appropriate counselling services to Aboriginal families and individuals.
Aboriginal Focus Programs provides education programs through a range of partnership options. We offer certificate and diploma programs as well as undergraduate degree programs through cooperative arrangements with Aboriginal stakeholders and faculties of The University of Manitoba. Programs are offered in a central location, as in-house training to staff of an organization, or as community-based programs. Aboriginal organizations that identify a need for specific post-secondary or adult education not currently available may be interested in knowing that AFP has the capacity to develop new programs to meet their needs.
For More AFP Information
Migizii Agamik, Room 221 – 114 Sidney Smith St.
The University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2
Phone: (204) 474-8000
Toll free in Manitoba: 1-800-432-1960 ext. 8000
Fax: (204) 275-6489
The Centre is open to all Aboriginal students (First Nations, non-status, Inuit and Metis) who require academic, personal or cultural assistance.
Bursaries & Scholarships
- Aboriginal Bursary Search Tool
- Scholarships Canada
- Helen Betty Osborne Memorial Foundation
- Louis Riel Institute
- Manitoba Hydro Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships
- University of Manitoba Bursaries
- Building Foundations Bursary
- Manitoba Métis Federation Inc. Métis Employment & Training
- MTS Pursue Your Calling Scholarships
- Canadian Nurses Foundation – Scholarships