diploma program

Indigenous Classroom Assistant

Love to support young people? This program will prepare you to work in schools and help Indigenous children learn and be recognized. As a classroom assistant you will work under the direction of a teacher or school principal.

How to apply

Your Career Path

The Indigenous Classroom Assistant diploma will prepare you for a career in Indigenous schools in northern communities. When you complete the program, you will be qualified to work as a classroom assistant with primary school children, under the professional direction of the classroom teacher and school principal.

In partnership with Nipissing University, Oshki-Wenjack’s special blended delivery method allows you to stay in your home community for half of the program (field placements).

Starting in early summer of 2023, classes for Indigenous Classroom Assistant Diploma Program will be offered



Part I

EDUC 1023 – Introduction to Literacy Strategies – 30 hours
EDUC 1034 – Introduction to Canadian Indigenous Studies – 30 hours
EDUC 1043 – Child Development – 30 hours
EDUC 1063 – Information Technology in Classrooms – 30 hours
EDUC 1124 – Introduction to Numeracy Strategies – 30 hours
EDUC 2012 – Working with Indigenous Children with Special Needs 1 – 30 hours

Total Hours – 180 hours.

Practicum I

EDUC 1010 – ICADP Practicum I – 60 hours

Total Hours – 60

Part II

EDUC 2023 – Literacy Strategies II – 30 hours
EDUC 2033 – Healthy Active Living Strategies for Indigenous Children- 30 hours
EDUC 2034 – Indigenous Children’s Health and Wellbeing – 30 hours
EDUC 2043 – Language Arts Strategies – 30 hours
EDUC 2124 – Numeracy Strategies II – 30 hours
EDUC 3012 – Working with Indigenous Children with Special Needs II – 30 hours

Total Hours – 180

Practicum II

EDUC 2010 – ICADP Practicum II – 60 hours

Total Hours – 60

Accredited Partner

For More Information

Oshki Recruitment

Toll Free: 1-866-636-7454
Phone: 807-626-1897
E-mail: recruitment@oshki.ca

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Our Accredited Partners

Canadore CollegeSault CollegeConfederation CollegeAlgoma UniversityBrock UniversityNipissing University

Main Campus

Address: 106 Centennial Square,
Thunder Bay, Ontario, P7E 1H3

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Business Mailing Address

Address: 14-656 City Road,
Fort William First Nation, Ontario, P7J 1K3

Phone: (807) 626-1880

Email: info@oshki.ca

Oshki-Wenjack respectfully acknowledges its campus is located on the traditional lands of the Anishinaabe peoples of Fort William First Nation, Signatory to the Robinson Superior Treaty of 1850. We also recognize the contributions made to our community by the Métis people. © Copyright 2020 by Oshki-Pimache-O-Win. All Rights Reserved.
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