Indigenous Social Work

Work more effectively with First Nations peoples by learning about Anishnaabe traditional teachings, and Indigenous social work theories, and practices.


Gain knowledge and skills from an accredited program leading to registration and a license from the provincial social work body.

This accredited degree offers the knowledge, skills, and experience you need to work effectively with Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities.

Develop and increase your knowledge and skills to work with First Nations peoples and all communities with two field education placements.

Learn about Anishnaabe traditional teachings, theories and practices from Indigenous faculty and staff and endorsed by the School of Indigenous Relations.

Key Features

Open to all students regardless of background or heritage.
Program is recognized and accredited by the Canadian Association of Social Work Education (CASWE), and leads to a provincial social work registration and license from the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW).

Career Opportunities

Graduates can rest assured knowing there is a multitude of career options they can explore post-graduation. Some career options include, but are not limited to:

  • Child welfare
  • Mental health
  • Correctional services
  • Community development
  • Administration
  • Direct service delivery
  • Policy development

Many of these careers can be found in the public and private sector. Graduates enhanced their employability through a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.), Legal Studies (LLB), Graduate Studies (MSW/MIR) and Post-Graduate Studies (PhD).

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