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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 2018
  2. SEMESTER 2 Winter 2019
  3. SEMESTER 3 Spring 2019

For specific term start/end dates and other key dates/deadlines, please see the 2018-19 Academic Schedule which will be posted on our website in early 2018.  

Program of Study

Semester 1Credits
COM 1003Interp Comm. and Conflict Res. 3
SYS 1005Systems Navigation 3
HEA 1023Social Determinants of Health 3
HEA 1029Health and Wellness 3
SYS 1006Navigator Fundamentals 3
One of the following Elective courses:  3
Introduction To Gerontology 3
Intro to Indigenous Studies 3
 Term Credits: 18
Semester 2
CAT 1000Advocacy Ethical Dec. Making 3
BUS 3585Entrepreneurship 3
HEA 1061Wellness Coaching 3
COM 1004Comm. for Client Care 3
PSY 1003Concurrent Disorders, Mental Health Addictions 3
One of the following Elective courses:   
Dementia 13
Ind Perspectives on Care 23
 Term Credits: 15
Semester 3
WPL 1000Placement 3
 Term Credits: 3
 Total Credits: 36


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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