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Ontario College Graduate Certificate | 3 semesters | Barrydowne

The Community and Health Services Navigation Program will provide individuals with the skills required to support clients to navigate complex social service and medical systems.  Community and Health Services Navigators work within the Healthcare system, Social Welfare system, or Justice system, assisting clients with advocacy efforts, treatment plans, ethical decision-making, and funding sources.

Admission Requirement

Graduate of a recognized two- or three-year postsecondary program.

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English proficiency.  Cambrian College accepts the TEOFL, or IELTS, or equivalent test to satisfy our English admission requirements.

Program Delivery


This program will be delivered in the following terms:

Fall Term Start

  1. SEMESTER 1 Fall 2019
  2. SEMESTER 2 Winter 2020
  3. SEMESTER 3 Spring 2020

For specific term start/end dates and other key dates/deadlines, please see the Academic Schedule posted on our website.

Program of Study

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
COM 1003 Interp Comm. and Conflict Res. 3
SYS 1005 Systems Navigation 3
HEA 1023 Social Determinants of Health 3
HEA 1029 Health and Wellness 3
SYS 1006 Navigator Fundamentals 3
One of the following Elective courses: 3
Introduction To Gerontology  
Introduction to Indigenous Studies  
Semester 2
CAT 1000 Advocacy & Ethical Dec. Making 3
BUS 3585 Entrepreneurship 3
HEA 1061 Wellness Coaching 3
COM 1004 Comm. for Client Care 3
PSY 1003 Concurrent Disorders, Mental Health & Addictions 3
One of the following Elective courses: 3
Dementia 1  
Ind Perspectives on Care 2  
Semester 3
WPL 1000 Placement 7
 Total Credits43


Tuition and Ancillary Fees

Please see for the breakdown of tuition and mandatory ancillary fees by program and semester for both domestic and international students.

Books & Supplies

The cost of books and supplies is under review for Year 1.  The information will be updated on the website upon further review of the program.

Employment Opportunities

Navigators work in many fields, such as healthcare or the social service or justice sectors. 

Patient Navigators

Care Coordinator / Complex Care Coordinator

Elder Care Coordinator

Outreach Coordinator

Please note: Cambrian College strives to ensure the accuracy of the information on this website. Please note that the academic curriculum is continually reviewed and revised to ensure that Cambrian's programs and courses remain relevant. The College reserves the right to cancel or make changes to any course or program, fee, procedure, or campus location at any time.

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