Health Care Administration - Indigenous

1 year Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Complete a capstone project in your second semester


Starts - September 2021

Enhance your skills! This program provides health care graduates or practitioners with business and fundamental leadership skills including communication, critical thinking, leadership, and financial management skills. This program is designed to support Indigenous communities by preparing future health practitioners to increase their capacity to deliver services, coordinate programs and promote the health of the community. Graduates will be able to integrate patient and family care theories into current practices that are responsive to Indigenous populations in rural, urban and First Nation communities.

Your Future Career

  • Medical clinic director
  • Home care services director
  • Chief of emergency medicine
  • Manager of rehabilitation services
  • Health care manager
  • Nursing unit administrator


What You Learn

  • Indigenous health care operations
  • Communications for health professionals with Indigenous peoples
  • Leadership
  • Ethics
  • Financial Practices
  • Organizational behavior

Ontario College Diploma, Ontario College Advanced Diploma, Degree, or equivalent in a health related field.

If English is not your first language you must provide proof of English competency. View current English Language Proficiency Requirements.

Academic Upgrading

Semester 1

IHA100 Communications for Health Care Professionals with Indigenous Peoples
IHA101 Computer Applications for Indigenous Health Care Administration
IHA102 Leadership in Indigenous Health Care Administration
IHA103 Indigenous Peoples and Health Policy
IHA104 Ethics in Indigenous Health Care Administration
IHA105 Financial Practices for Indigenous Health Care Organizations
IHA106 Co-Existing in a Contemporary Health Care System

Semester 2

IHA110 Human Resources Management in Indigenous Health Care
IHA111 Organizational Behaviour and Change in Indigenous Health Care
IHA113 Legal Considerations in Indigenous Health Care Administration
IHA112 Capstone Project - Indigenous Health Care Administration
IHA114 Evidence Based Decision Making in Indigenous Health Care
IHA115 Indigenous Health Care Operations

Ancillary fees have been reviewed as a result of COVID-19 and alternative service and program delivery plans. For current ancillary fees details please see

1 year Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $3615.3 $1234.09 - - $4849.39

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Canadore College will implement Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in Fall 2020 to enhance students’ learning experience in and out of the classroom and to ensure student flexibility in learning. To learn more about BYOD and to find out what is required for your program, please visit

Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved.

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Students and graduates who are looking to further their education have many options available. Explore the Transfer and Pathway Guide to learn more about these opportunities.