Support health promotion in your community
(Offered based on learning needs of Health Authorities and NWT employees currently in the CHR role)
The Community Health Representative (CHR) program is designed to provide the graduate with a sound basic knowledge in community health education, health promotion, injury prevention and community development. The Community Health Representative graduate will be able to assess community health needs, client health education needs, and will work with the community to improve health and well-being.
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have successfully completed English at a grade 10 level or ALBE English equivalent.
If a mature student applicant does not meet the program eligibility, they may be required to write an Aurora College placement test to assess reading and writing skills.
Applicants will be admitted to this program based on program eligibility and upon recommendation from the health authorities in the NWT.
This program is designed to be flexible in format and delivery, and the curriculum is designed to reflect community needs. Students attain core competencies for Community Health Representatives while examining specific community needs. If the student has not worked in the role of a CHR, a consolidation field practicum is required once all course work is completed.
Upon completion of the program students will:
- Develop the knowledge, skills and judgement required of a CHR;
- Learn to develop, implement and evaluate activities, programs and events that respond to community needs in a culturally safe manner;
- Develop understanding, awareness and skills in health promotion and disease prevention;
- Demonstrate professionalism and collaboration with clients and the health care team.
All course work must be successfully completed.
Document of Recognition
Aurora College Community Health Representative Certificate
Courses in Program
- 163-235 - Applied Health Promotion
- 163-131 - Communications and Professional Ethics
- 163-320 - Community Wellness
- 163-401 - Consolidated Field Practicum
- 163-341 - Environmental Health Promotion
- 163-315 - Healthy Lifestyles: Nutrition, Active Living and Injury Prevention
- 163-110 - Human and Community Needs in Health
- 163-242 - Human Development: Adult and Elder Wellness
- 163-241 - Human Development: Infant and Child Wellness
- 163-345 - Mental Health and Addictions
- 163-120 - Working with Groups