Education Assistant Certificate

  • The Education Assistant (EA) evening/weekend program prepares students to work in inclusive educational settings with children and adolescents, Kindergarten to Grade 12, who have diverse learning needs. SEA students are trained to support children and youth who present with a wide range of abilities so that these children can participate fully as members of a community of learners.

    Education Assistants work under the direction of classroom teachers or resource teachers and give special attention to students with physical, learning or emotional needs by:

    • implementing individualized or group instruction in communication skills, life skills, behaviour management techniques and adaptive physical education
    • assisting in the modification of curriculum, assignments and tests to accommodate students’ special needs
    • attending to and providing personal assistance to students in toileting, positioning, mobility, feeding, grooming and dressing
    • transferring and assisting students to and from wheelchairs, desks, special equipment and work areas
    • supporting all students in inclusive classroom environments

    This program prepares students for a variety of para-professional duties in school, and includes theoretical studies and practical applications for working with children and adolescents who need extra support.

    We are currently keeping an interest list to provide updates on upcoming information sessions and program dates.  Please call 604.885.9310 to add your name to the list.