St. Lawrence College launches new program in Addictions and Mental Health

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St. Lawrence College (SLC) launched a new fully online Ontario graduate certificate program in Addictions and Mental Health and  is accepting students for January 2021. Graduate certificates are open to those with a diploma or a degree in a related field and are two semesters in duration.

The need for professionals working in mental health is high now, and with recent investments by the Ontario government in mental health supports, graduates will have a wide range of career opportunities, according to Eileen De Courcy, Senior VP Academic at SLC. 

“Graduates will be qualified to work for many organizations including community mental health and addictions services, residential treatment centres, hospitals, children’s, women, and Indigenous centres, homeless shelters, youth and family services, ethno-cultural centres, and crisis response services,” De Courcy said. This graduate certificate is also ideal for working professionals who would like to enhance their knowledge and skills in the field of addictions and mental health.

In the Addictions and Mental Health program students will acquire the knowledge, skills, and abilities required by front-line workers and supervisors to deliver responsive and effective addictions and mental health services. Students will learn to promote empowerment, self-determination, and optimum quality of life to individuals with addictions and mental health issues.

“This program is another example of how SLC delivers training and educational opportunities that meet the needs of our communities and employers,” said Glenn Vollebregt, President and CEO, SLC. “With the expertise of our faculty, students are equipped with the skills and hands-on experience needed to start their careers upon graduation.

More information on the Addictions and Mental Health program.



St. Lawrence College is situated on the traditional lands of the Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee peoples; we are grateful to live and learn on these lands. With campuses in Kingston, Brockville, and Cornwall, SLC delivers education and training that meets the needs of community, industry, and employers. The College prepares students to succeed in the global economy through relevant, practical programs and experiential learning opportunities. SLC offers more than 100 full-time programs including diplomas, degrees, graduate certificates, apprenticeships, micro-credentials and life-long learning opportunities. Everyone belongs in the SLC community, comprised of 12,000 full-time students and more than 115,000 alumni in 75 countries around the world.


Media Contact:
Laura Tulchinsky
Communications Officer
St. Lawrence College

Julie Einarson
Senior Advisor, Communications and Government Relations
St. Lawrence College

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