School of Health, Human Care and Wellness

Social Service Worker - Gerontology

2 years Ontario College Diploma

Train hands-on for this in-demand career field.

Overview

As the baby boomer generation ages, there is an increased demand for professionals with knowledge and expertise in aging. The focus of this program is to enhance the quality of life for older adults using a holistic approach. 

Graduates of this program are eligible for registration with the Ontario College of Social Service. 

Your Future Career

  • Long term health care 
  • Retirement homes and assisted living settings
  • Community care

What You Learn

  • Gerontology 
  • Mental health across the lifespan
  • Leisure, recreation and health promotion 
  • Canada's First Peoples
  • Family dynamics

OSSD or equivalent, ENG4C or ENG4U

Ontario College Diploma
Students can apply to register with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.

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.

View Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

View course outlines

Pathway to Canadore College Programs

  • Advertising and Marketing Communications – 1 year to complete
  • Recreation and Leisure Services – 1 year to complete
  • Recreation Therapy – 1 year to complete
  • Strength and Sport Conditioning – 1 year to complete

Looking to continue your studies with another post-secondary institution in Ontario?

Looking to continue your studies with another post-secondary institution in Canada?

Looking to continue your studies with another post-secondary institution Internationally?


Please contact the Pathways Officer if you have additional questions regarding the credit transfer process:

Micheline Demers – Pathways Officer
705.474.7600 ext 5139
Micheline.Demers@canadorecollege.ca