Classes start June 18th, 2024

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Program Duration:

6-9 months

Learning Format:

100% Online and Interactive

Why choose LINKS Institute?

LINKS Institute offers an innovative solution for people who are passionate about social justice, want further education, and want to start working as soon as possible.

Our intensive 6-9 month programs allows students to gain the theory and skills they need to be successful in community and social service settings, and start their career journey.

Our instructors hold a minimum of a master’s degree in a related field, and some are PhDs. At LINKS Institute you are coached by experts who have your goals in mind.

About a Career in Mental Health & Harm Reduction

Now more than ever, Manitobans are experiencing a mental health and addictions pandemic and rely on passionate, skilled people to help those accessing services

Not only are mental health and related services a reliable field to find employment opportunities, serving others is fulfilling. More often than not, when people look back on times in their lives when they have experienced a mental health concern, they report that the thing that helped them the most are people who had a non-judgemental, accepting attitude. Mental health and harm reduction support workers have the opportunity to make a real difference in people’s lives.

What kinds of jobs can I get with this program, and what do they pay?

Both the LINKS Institute’s Community Support Worker: Mental Health & Harm Reduction programs are designed to set you up for success in support roles in mental health services.

Job titles in these fields include: 

  • Women’s Shelter Supervisor
  • Rehabilitation Worker – Social Services
  • Community Service Worker
  • Crisis Intervention Worker
  • Developmental Service Worker
  • Drop-in Centre Worker
  • Family Service Worker
  • Group Home Worker
  • Mental Health Worker
  • Aboriginal Outreach Worker
  • Social Services Worker
  • Youth Worker
  • Child and Youth Worker
  • Addictions Worker
  • Community Development Worker

You could earn between $28,080 and $62,171 in Manitoba in these types of positions. See the full list here. 

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LINKS Institute offers opportunity

The CSW: Mental Health program and harm reduction programs are designed for people who are passionate about mental health and/or harm reduction and want to get working quickly. Instead of spending 2 or 4 years studying, get your certificate in as little as 6 months full time. 

“I’m excited about LINKS’ programs because I can use these skills to help people who are struggling in my community, without having to move away from home to study”.

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