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
- CHR 0110 | Human and Community Needs in Health
- CHR 0120 | Working with Groups
- CHR 0131 | Communications and Professionalism
- CHR 0235 | Understanding the Human Body
- CHR 0241 | Human Development: Infant and Child Wellness
- CHR 0242 | Human Development: Adult and Elder Wellness
- CHR 0315 | Healthy Lifestyles
- CHR 0320 | Community Wellness – Health Promotion and Community Development
- CHR 0341 | Community Wellness – Environment and Injury Prevention
- CHR 0401 | Consolidated Practicum
- CHR 0435 | Mental Health and Addictions