Developmental Service Worker Diploma

Get ready to make a positive impact in the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities. With practicum placement weaved into this dual diploma program (DSW and CSW), you can enjoy a wide array of career opportunities serving individuals with special needs at social service and government agencies, community centers, mental health agencies, and more.


Learn how to masterfully work with individuals who need assistance to function in community-living situations and society. This dual-diploma program (DSW + CSW) teaches students important counselling techniques, behaviour adjustment, basic nursing, mental health, and more to prepare them for a successful career in the social services field.

Employment Opportunities

As this is a dual diploma program, graduates open themselves up to a wider array of employment opportunities in social service and government agencies, community centers, help centers, mental health agencies, group homes, shelters, substance abuse centers, school boards, correctional facilities, and other establishments.

Potential Future Title

Developmental Service Worker, Community counsellor-social services, Community and social services worker.

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303-8300 Woodbine Ave, Markham ON L3R 9Y7

Fill out an online application and provide all necessary documents, including proof of identity, educational transcripts, and English proficiency (if applicable).

Once your application is reviewed, you’ll be invited to attend an in-person or virtual interview with a CanNorth representative. This is an opportunity for you to ask questions, discuss your career goals, and learn more about the program you’re interested in.

Upon successful completion of the interview, you’ll receive an acceptance letter from CanNorth. You’ll then have the opportunity to enroll in your chosen program and start your journey towards a successful career!


Are you ready to take the next step toward your future career?