Aboriginal Community Campus
ACC is a stand-alone, Adult Learning Centre that provides a holistic learning environment with year-round quality educational programming. It is a full time academic program that offers educational programming year round. Classes run Monday to Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM and full time attendance is required for all programs. Accredited through Manitoba’s Adult Learning and Literacy Branch, programming at ACC ranges from academic preparation to assisting adult students to achieve their mature student diploma.
The Aboriginal Community Campus, built on the concept of “Kaweetigo shiinamiin”, was established as an entity of CAHRD in 1999. The urban Aboriginal population clearly voiced the necessity for educational opportunities. Kaweetigo shinnamiin, “We’ll be there” in Ojibwe, is built on the vision of academic excellence, client- centered learning and individual determination and responsibility.
Everyone who attends the Aboriginal Community Campus can obtain self-sufficiency through education, training, and employment. The environment that surrounds our students will include the traditional seven teachings of love, respect, honesty, humility, wisdom, truth and bravery.
The Academic program provides accredited educational courses from the Province of Manitoba. Courses are offered from a wide range of subject areas and include both general (G) courses and University/ College entrance level (S) courses.
Courses are offered in two month terms, allowing students to focus on two credits a month every two months. Eight credits are required to achieve a Mature grade 12 diploma, thus an individual may obtain their requirements for graduation in 8–10 months.
Once students have completed their required coursework they are assisted and prepared for entry into post-secondary programming or employment.
The Upgrading program provides individuals with the opportunity to advance their skills and prepare for entry into our Academic training program, or employment depending on their personal plan.
Students are assisted with studies in language arts, mathematics, biological and environmental sciences as well as computer applications. The program also promotes the study of current events and community development through field trips and volunteerism.
No credits are earned to towards their Mature Grade 12 diploma; however students completing our upgrading program will have increased their skills to a grade 10 level.
CAHRD offers the following supports and services for all students attending our education and training programs:
- Experienced, respectful, and certified teachers
- Access to employment, academic and personal counselling
- Library facilities
- Computer lab and internet access
- Tutoring available every Tuesday and Thursday
- Guest speakers & workshops
- Advocacy with external agencies
- Application assistance to post-secondary institutions
- Medical and counselling referrals
In addition to these resources, CAHRD ensures a holistic learning environment for students by offering on-site daycare, housing services, and personal health and fitness programs. To learn more about these programs and services, visit our Support Services section.