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CDI College Introduces Addictions and Community Services Worker Program

Sunday, January 4, 2015
Calgary, AB and Edmonton, AB – January 2, 2015 – CDI College is currently accepting applications for the new Addictions and Community Services Worker diploma program offered in the Calgary North and Edmonton West campus in Alberta.

Addictions and Community Services Workers face numerous challenging situations on a daily basis. Cases can range from alcoholism, drug abuse, domestic violence, and more. While cases may seem similar, no two cases are identical. Just as important as any other career, these social services professionals rely on their experiences to solve and resolve difficult situations they come across, which is why students enrolled in the program will complete a mandatory practicum prior to graduation so they can employ and further develop the strategies they have learned in class on real cases.

“CDI changed my life and gave me the tools to help others. I decided to try and help others with addictions and was inspired to pursue a career in healthcare. The program gives you a more ‘real-world’ experience and the instructors were always supportive and understood the issues out there because of their own real experience,” said Brad K., an Addictions and Community Service Worker graduate.

The 44-week program covers work ethics, fundamentals of addiction and pharmacology, relapse prevention and intervention, interview techniques, youth issues, working with families, and more. In such a high-stress environment, these professionals are at risk of suffering secondary traumatic stress, which is why the program includes a self-care course so students can not only learn to recognize the needs of others but in themselves as well.

Social services is a demanding but rewarding career suited for compassionate, passionate, and resilient individuals. Graduates from the 44-week Addictions and Community Services Worker diploma program can seek employment opportunities in social services agencies, group homes, correctional and community mental health centres, facilities for the physically developmentally handicapped, and more.

For more information on the program, click here or call 1-877-404-4353.
October 3, 2016

CDI College Raises Over $4,200 for the Heart & Stroke Foundation

VANCOUVER, BC – October 3, 2016 – In honour of World Heart Day on September 29, CDI College spent the month of September raising money and awareness for cardiovascular health. Over $4,200 has been raised by our campuses nationwide. All proceeds will...Read More

August 23, 2016

ECEBC Announces New Student Bursary Program for Fall 2016

VANCOUVER, BC - August 23, 2016 - Early Childhood Educators of BC (ECEBC) has recently announced the launch of a new Student Bursary Program for new applicants this fall! For the semester of Fall 2016 (September - December), all students registered...Read More

August 18, 2016

You’re Invited to CDI College’s National Open House

Join us on Thursday, August 25, 2016 from 6-8pm to discover the path to your new career! CDI College is hosting open houses on Thursday, August 25, 2016 from 6-8pm at each of our campuses across Canada. Whether you’re in British Columbia, Alberta,...Read More

June 8, 2016

CDI College Congratulates Dental Assisting Grads on NDAEB Exam Success

CDI College's Dental Assisting Grads Score Higher Than National Average VANCOUVER, BC – June 8, 2016 – Congratulations to CDI College's Dental Assisting students from the Burnaby , Surrey , and Victoria campuses for not only achieving exceptional pa...Read More

May 3, 2016

CDI College Raises Over $6,100 at Walk so Kids Can Talk presented by BMO on May 1st, 2016

VANCOUVER, BC – May 3, 2016 – This weekend, CDI College's campuses nationwide participated in the Walk so Kids Can Talk presented by BMO, raising over $6,100 for the Kids Help Phone. On Sunday, May 1st, 2016, CDI College's campuses across Canada too...Read More

March 3, 2016

CDI College Raises Over $3,400 for Pink Shirt Day Fundraiser

VANCOUVER, BC – March 3, 2016 – Last week, CDI College campuses across the country raised over $3,400 at the Pink Shirt Day fundraiser, in support of CKNW Orphan’s Fund and Fondation Jasmin Roy’s anti-bullying initiatives. CDI College has always...Read More

February 22, 2016

CDI College Launches Pink Shirt Day Fundraiser to Support an End to Bullying

Vancouver, BC – February 22, 2016 – In support of Pink Shirt Day on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, CDI College is encouraging all its staff, students, and everyone nationwide to wear pink to show support for anti-bullying programs across the count...Read More

February 10, 2016

Veterinary Assistant Info Session

Richmond, BC - February 10, 2016 - Start your path to a fun, playful, and exciting career as a veterinary assistant! How? Stop by CDI College’s Richmond campus on Saturday, February 20 from 10am – 12pm to learn more! Embrace your love for anima...Read More

February 10, 2016

Congratulations to the Abbotsford Graduates of 2016!

Abbotsford, BC - February 10, 2016 - Staff and students from CDI College's Abbotsford campus will celebrate the latest group of graduates at the spring graduation ceremony on Saturday, February 27,2016 from 1-3pm at the Cascade Community Church. The...Read More

February 9, 2016

CDI College's Burnaby and Surrey Dental Assisting Students Achieve 100% Passing Rates on NDAEB Exam

Burnaby & Surrey, BC – February 9, 2016 – Dental Assisting students from CDI College’s Burnaby and Surrey campuses should give themselves a pat on the back for achieving a 100% passing rate at this year’s National Dental Assisting Examining Boar...Read More