1 Year - 2 Semesters
Ontario College Certificate
Campus: Manitoulin
Program Code: 1031


This program is only available by request for in-community delivery.

This unique Ontario College Certificate program is the only one of its kind found in Ontario Community Colleges. Students will have the opportunity to become immersed in the Ojibwe language 95% of the course time. Utilizing an immersion-based approach to learning language, this program is designed to enable students to develop a level of conversational fluency in which to effectively communicate in Ojibwe. Implementation of originally designed curriculum and utilization of effective teaching modes will provide students with a learning environment that is not only conducive to language learning but also provides a connection to First Nation traditions, culture and values.

One of the few Native language immersion certificates offered in North America, this program of study is for those wanting to grasp the nuances and grammatical structures of the Ojibwe language as you become fluent in speaking, writing and understanding.

Requirements & Program Information

Ontario Secondary School diploma with Grade 12 English (C) ENG4C, or mature student status.

Educational Paths

Graduates of the Anishinaabemowin language program may use their knowledge as a stepping stone for further education. Discussions are currently underway to formalize articulation agreements for advanced standing in degree programs with other post-secondary institutes.

Career Path

Graduates will possess a level of competency with the Ojibwe language and culture that will increase their marketability in linguistic, educational, social service and the criminal justice fields in relation to dealing with Aboriginal communities and clients.

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