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Overview of Program: 

RIEL Institute offers an 8 month certificate program that prepares students for an entry level position in the human services field. This full time program prepares students by offering a variety of courses from addictions to counselling to native studies. This approach provides our students with a strong foundation of knowledge to enter into the human services field. Our past graduates have found jobs in group homes, treatment centers, shelters and more. 


  • Introduction to Human Services

  • Communications in Counselling

  • Theories, Methods, and Models

  • Addiction Studies & Codependency

  • Childhood Trauma

  • Business Communications

    • Introduction to Critical Reading & Writing​

    • Introduction to Professional Writing

  • Domestic Violence & Trauma Informed Care

  • Microcomputer Applications

  • Indigenous Studies

    • History​

    • Residential Schools

    • Indigenous Healing Methodologies

Workshops & Certificates:

  • Clinical Notes & Observations

  • Employabilities

  • First Aide

  • Trauma Aware

  • Professional Leadership & Ethical Decision Making

  • Suicide Intervention

  • Crisis Intervention Training

  • Sharing Circles/Holistic Wellness

  • Cultural Awareness

  • Financial Literacy and more

When students graduate they will leave with portfolios filled with an updated professional resume, cover letter and certificates.


If you require more information call 403-248-0824 to speak to someone!

Funding Available to Qualified Applicants!

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