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Addictions and Community Services Worker

Diploma 52 Weeks

Are you looking for a career that allows you to make a difference in someone’s life? Are you an empathetic person with the ability to reach out to people who need it? You should consider a career in addictions work.


Addictions workers play important roles in the lives of those living with substance use problems, mental health issues, and other challenges. As such, these paraprofessionals rely on a wide range of skills and knowledge. The Addictions and Community Services Worker program at CDI College is designed to prepare graduates for positions that assist clients facing substance use issues.


Students in the Addictions and Community Services Worker program gain a fundamental understanding of psychology, pharmacology, ethics, and communications. They also learn about the fundamentals of addiction and its impact on people. In addition, students learn about case file management, treatment planning, and various community resources available to clients with addiction and mental health issues in Ontario.


Prior to graduation, students put their knowledge and skills to the test in a mandatory community placement. Graduates of this program will be prepared to work in a range of social service settings in the province.


Campus Availability

This program is approved to be offered at the following campuses. Please contact the campus of your choosing for program availability.

  • Brampton
  • Mississauga
  • North York
  • Scarborough

My instructor is kind, insightful, and intelligent. The school environment is very welcoming and open and is devoid of any sort of judgement; we all accept each other.

Eric G., Addictions & Community Services Worker Graduate
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