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


This version of the Disability and Community Support program will no longer be accepting new students effective Fall 2021.

Please visit the new Disability and Community Support program webpage for the revised program. 

  • Two-year diploma 
  • August entry date
  • 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 program you will develop the knowledge, skills, and values required to support and enhance the development of persons with disabilities. The program focuses on 'community', and students will provide support to persons with disabilities in schools, homes, employment, and leisure settings. The program is offered as a workplace model which means that courses are offered in a block format and practica is integrated throughout the term. It also means that regular applicants will learn alongside individuals who are currently working in the field. 

As a student, you will learn how to assist persons with disabilities to plan and achieve their personal goals and maintain their health and well-being. You will understand how to promote the development of inclusive communities and display competent, responsible, and professional behaviour and attitudes. You will also have an opportunity to experience a variety of community settings through your fieldwork, or practicum, which makes up about one quarter of the program.

Prior to starting the program, you will be invited to attend a program information session. Although optional, it is highly recommended you attend. You may also be asked to participate in an individual interview.

Please view our PowerPoint Information Session Presentation

Information Sessions

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