FULL-TIME | WINNIPEG LOCATIONS DISAF-DP Disability and Community Support


  • Two-year diploma 
  • Course-based registration (students can take this program on a full-time or part-time basis)
  • August entry date
  • Program Application Deadline: August 1st
  • Notre Dame Campus, Winnipeg
  • Workplace model 
  • Practicum, four placements (Residential, Employment/Day, Education, Final)
  • Joint degree option with University of Winnipeg 
  • Credit transfer opportunities with Universities
  • Optional one-year certificate exit
  • RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning)
  • If you have a criminal record you may not be able to complete this program. If you are listed on a Child Abuse Registry or Adult Abuse Registry you will not be able to complete this program. See Program Progression Requirements for more info. 
  • International applicants please visit Academic Program, Dates and Fees for a listing of programs for international students, current availability and online application instructions

In this diploma program, students will develop the knowledge, skills, and values required to support and enhance the lives of people with disabilities. Students will develop their ability to partner with community to support an inclusive society. They will gain skills and experience to support people with disabilities in their relationships and pursuits in a variety of settings, such as homes, schools, workplaces, community, and alternative day services. Students will experience a variety of Direct Support Professional roles through their practicum or fieldwork. On practicum and in class, students new to community living support will learn alongside experienced Direct Support Professionals.  

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