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 an integral part of the economic life and social fabric of Eastern Ontario, with campuses in Kingston, Brockville, and Cornwall. St. Lawrence College consistently ranks as one of Ontario’s leading community colleges, preparing students for the global economy with relevant, practical, and experiential learning opportunities. Offering over 100 full-time programs, St. Lawrence College is a close-knit community of 10,000 full-time students and more than 100,000 alumni.


Media Contact:
Laura Tulchinsky
Communications Officer
St. Lawrence College

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

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