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Co-Curricular Certificate Programs

Learn and grow with a Co-Curricular Certificate! Do you have a particular interest in mental health, social innovation, or intercultural learning that you’d like to develop in a deeper and more experiential way?  Open to all undergraduate students, all three certificate programs qualify for inclusion in your Co-Curricular Record.

Mental Health Skills Certificate & Workshop Series

In the Mental Health Skills Certificate & Workshop Series, you’ll learn how to safely talk about suicide, take care of yourself, manage your anxiety, connect with your inner-self, and more.

  • Do you want to recognize mental health challenges in yourself and others?
  • Are you interested in learning about resources to support mental wellness?
  • Do you want to reduce the stigma related to mental health issues on campus?

The Mental Health Skills Certificate & Workshop Series is for students who want to increase their own self-awareness and knowledge concerning mental health challenges among students.

Students who attend the two-day series interactive workshops will receive the Mental Health Skills Certificate and recognition on their Co-Curricular Record.

Mental Health Skills Certificate & Workshop Series components

Take part in an interactive session that explores what it means to feel good and function well as a student. Activities draw on recent well-being research to promote resiliency and prevent burnout. Your personal mental wellness is the focus; reflect on ways your identity influences how you perceive and support your mental health.

Attend a presentation by a youth volunteer from Jack Talk speakers share their own mental health story in accordance with Safe Storytelling Guidelines. They discuss how to recognize mental health struggles in yourself and others, how to help, and how connect with the right resources.

Learn how to recognize when someone is thinking about suicide and connect them to help and support.

Learn about mindful eating — a simple technique that can be integrated into your daily life, even when time is limited. This beautiful practice that connects you to the earth and to others through the cultivation of gratitude.

Gain a foundational understanding of anxiety through this presentation, which guides your through the different forms that anxiety can take, how to recognize them, and how to cope.

Led by Toronto-based poet and registered psychotherapist Ronna Bloom, through the use of poems and prompts, you will be nudged into writing and reflecting on what sustains you, what you love and what you need. Often in school, and in life, energy moves towards projects and people but there’s little left for your own restoration. Take this time for yourself as a flicker of possibility of how you might take time for yourself in general.

Social Innovation Certificate

Have you ever wondered how you can make an impact on the world and contribute to social change? Innis College, in partnership with The Agency, is excited to present the Social Innovation Certificate Program.

This program provides you with the opportunity to understand social innovation and its impact and learn how to become a change-maker! 

Examples of sessions include:

  • Social Impact 101: What is social innovation? How is it connected to the United Nations Sustainability Goals? How can I get involved and make a difference?
  • Careers with Purpose: Students interact in a “living library,” focusing on careers that will create change in the world. The “books” are social innovators who want to help you by sharing their experiences.
  • Road Trip! Get off campus and explore change-makers and social innovators in their places of work/community. Past examples of amazing experiences include: a trip to Karma Co-Op and the Centre for Social Innovation, and a tour of the Discovery District and MaRS.

For more information on social innovation check out The Agency Website.

Intercultural Competencies Certificate

The Intercultural Competencies Certificate will help you discover how your own cultural identity shapes the way you understand and act in life. You’ll gain more confidence in your intercultural communication skills, applicable to any life or work situation.

  • Designed to help students enhance intercultural learning, and connect with other like-minded students.
  • By joining this program, you’ll deepen your knowledge and build skills related to cultural difference and intercultural communication. These are skills you can use (and list on your resume), not just in your academic endeavours, but also in your future career. You will also receive recognition on your Co-Curricular Record.
  • To earn the certificate, you’ll attend a series of three to five events/workshops held throughout the year. These workshops will vary each year, but you can expect to enhance your intercultural understanding and knowledge.

Take the next step...

If you’re interested in learning more about Co-Curricular Certificate programs, please complete and submit the online Student Life Opportunities Form.

Have a question about the Certificate programs?

Contact us with questions about when Innis Co-Curricular Certificate programs will be offered, or any other queries you may have.