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Chemical Addictions Worker Certificate - Fraser Salish Region

NVIT is a leader in Indigenous education and we are excited partner with First Nations Health Authority to bring a program to the Fraser Salish area!


The Chemical Addictions Worker (CHAD) program provides core skills required for First Nations Wellness Addictions Workers, and includes Aboriginal specific content. This program will assist individuals who currently are or wish to be Alcohol and Drug Counsellors and/or Addictions Workers, who may need to obtain professional development to meet job requirements.

Are you interested in seeking employment in the addictions field? Graduates of this program may find employment in the growing field of addictions counselling. Their work will be mainly with adults but may also include working with children, youth and families. Employment may be in agencies such as health centers and rehabilitation facilities, treatment centers, or Aboriginal agencies.

Entrance Requirements for Enrolment:

Grade 12 graduation with:

  • C+ in Principals of Math 11 or MATH 051*; and
  • C+ minimum in English 12/English 12 First Peoples or ENGL 060

Program Start Date: September 2020
Program End Date: August 2021

To Apply, Contact:
Laurie Edmundson, BA, GCIPH
Regional Mental Health and Wellness Advisor, Fraser Salish Region
PO Box 19, Stn Matsqui | Abbotsford, BC | V4X 2H6

Cell Phone: 604-813-4323
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