Postgraduate Certificate On Campus

Mental Health and Substance Use

12 months
14500 CAD/year
5007 CAD/year
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Mental Health and Substance Use from Conestoga College will provide future human and health service providers with knowledge and applied skills needed to move into service and program planning, delivery and evaluation roles related to persons who are affected by mental health and/or substance use problems.  


At Mental Health and Substance Use from Conestoga College learners will gain a deeper understanding of the importance of community collaboration, public participation, social inclusion, and advocacy in their work with persons experiencing complex conditions. Integrative themes of self-determination, capacity building, resilience, recovery and empowerment will be examined from person-centred, community-based and population-oriented perspectives.


Graduates will be able to contribute to evidence-based policy and program development, inclusive and effective human service initiatives, and research and knowledge sharing to support best practice in inter-sectoral collaboration.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mental Health in Society
  • Measuring the Impacts of Mental Health and Substance Use Problems
  • Promoting Mental Health and Well-Being Across the Life Course
  • Conditions that Elevate Risk
  • Evidence Based Interventions for Populations at-Risk
  • Preparing for Collaborative Practice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A two or three-year diploma or a degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum average of 70% with a specialty in health or social sciences, justice, social justice, social services, social work, or other health, human service, or community focused fields of study.
  • English proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14500 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14500 CAD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    5007 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5007 CAD per year during 12 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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