Community Advocacy Certificate complete!


I am very pleased and happy to have been able to complete 8 courses in 3 months, and with great marks! 🙂

The Community Advocacy Certificate through Lambton College offers the chance to learn and gain some great information and resources through online learning.  There are a number of courses offerered for the certificate, 8 are needed to complete the certificate.  The only mandatory course for the certificate is Community Advocacy Techniques.  Each course is 4-5 weeks in length.  There are 7-9 assignments for each course, and a final written assignment/exam.

The courses I took are as follows:

  • Community Advocacy Techniques*
  • Ontario Works Act
  • Ontario Disability Support Program Act
  • Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefits
  • Residential Tenancies Act – Part 1
  • Human Rights in Ontario
  • Employment Standards Act
  • Consumer Protection Laws, Part 1

The course is not being offered again now till Fall 2011.  Information on it, in the meantime can be found here, http://www.communitylawschool.org/community.  Later in the summer the Lambton College website will have the listings as well.

It was alot of work, and I was able to gather so many resources and so much information, I really enjoyed taking it!  I’m looking forward to using the information and resources and advocating for families/individuals in whatever way I am needed.

I’m looking at more courses/workshops/seminars etc… that offer more information on Advocating, accessibility and  any other information that will/can help me help families/individuals with disabilities and special needs navigate through the various circumstances that come our way.

One course a few of us Advocates here in London are interested in a new course being offered this fall at Durham College.  It’s the only college offering it in Ontario.  http://www.hcs.durhamcollege.ca/EN/main/programs/accessibility_coordination_grad_cert.php  Right now it’s only offered full-time and in Oshawa.  I have emailed though and asked about the possibility of it being offered for distance learning.  I know there are many who would love to take this as well.

Ok…time for supper!  Have a great night!  I’ll be back! 🙂

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