Activity Assistant Program

Description Description

The Activity Assistant program is designed for individuals who have the desire to implement and evaluate activity programs in a care facility. This program allows students to receive training as Activity Assistants in Long Term Facilities/ Assisted Living Facilities and a variety of other facilities. This program introduces students to activity as a part of life and how activity can influence various factors affecting the health and life of the residents.

Job Opportunities Job Opportunities

The graduates from this program will be able to work as Activity Assistants in

  • Long Term Facilities
  • Assisted Living Facilities
  • Rehabilitation Centers

The graduates will be able to work with other team members, families and volunteers to promote the well-being of the clients/residents.

Program Admission Requirements Program Admission Requirements

Current HCA registration/Proof of completion of HCA or RCA program from an approved post-secondary institution/Proof of completion of Community Support Worker Program and Proof of English Language Proficiency.

For the English Language, Domestic Students need to have Grade 10 English or Successful Completion of English Language Proficiency Assessment Test conducted by College Authorities.

International Students will need to submit proof of English Language Competency by any one of the following options:

  • IELTS 5.5 Bands or 
  • CLB Score of 6 or 
  • TOEFL (paper): 550 or 
  • PTE Academic 50 or
  • Any other English language assessment test with an equivalent score
  • Successful Completion of English Language Proficiency Assessment Test conducted by College Authorities
  • Successful Completion of 24 week ESL Program at Western Community College

Note: Following are to be completed before the practice education experience

  • Completed Immunization form
  • Clear criminal record check
  • Valid First Aid/CPR Certification
  • Valid Foodsafe Level 1

Program Duration Program Duration

220 hours

Course Outline Course Outline

Title of Course/Work Experience Component *

# of Hours*

Activity Assistant Framework for practice


Activity for well being


Programming for individuals with cognitive impairments


Clinical Placement 1


Clinical Placement 2



220 hours



Fee Structure Fee Structure

1 Registration Fee $250 Domestic Students
2 Tuition Fee $1900
3 Course Material $100
Total $2250
1 Tuition Fee $2900 International Students
2 Registration Fee $250
3 Other Material $100
Total $3250


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