Aboriginal Health and Community Administration

Aboriginal Health and Community Administration
School of Continuing Studies

Information accurate as of: April 12th 2017. Retrieved from the UBC School of Continuing Studies website. For further details, please visit: https://cstudies.ubc.ca/programs/aboriginal-health-community-administration-certificate


Aboriginal communities have many opportunities and challenges in addressing the needs of a growing population, the legacy of colonization and the urgent need for improved health and education. The administration needs in First Nations communities and Aboriginal health organizations directly relate to the transfer of health programs and services from Health Canada to control by First Nations communities.

Developed in consultation with Aboriginal communities by the UBC Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health and UBC Continuing Studies, the UBC Certificate in Aboriginal Health and Community Administration Program (AHCAP) is designed for those interested in acquiring knowledge to assist with their communities’ health care administration needs in building capacity and strengthening leadership and administration.

The award-winning UBC Certificate in Aboriginal Health and Community Administration Program (AHCAP) helps Aboriginal communities increase their capacity to deliver services, coordinate programs and promote the health of their people.

To accommodate learners from a variety of backgrounds, the admission requirements for the UBC Certificate in Aboriginal Health and Community Administration program are fairly broad. However, all applicants should have the following:

  • Graduation from Grade 12 (or equivalent)
  • Internet access (including an email address) and the ability to do basic word processing
  • Experience in an Aboriginal health care program or facility or experience working in an Aboriginal community.
  • Teamwork: Applicants should also have the ability to work as part of a team.

  • Letter of Intent: A typewritten Letter of Intent written solely by the applicant that specifies the applicant’s goals, interests and program expectations as well as details on how the applicant is planning to provide adequate time for study (300-500 words)
  • Resume: A résumé documenting educational achievements and relevant work or volunteer experience
  • Three (3) References: The names, phone numbers and email addresses of three references (preferably current or previous employers, volunteer coordinators or teachers).

Applications accepted up to four weeks in advance of the program start date. Please download the program schedule for key program dates. See website for more details.

Before applying to the program, please read and understand the terms and conditions in the program handbook. Apply online via the online application form, or using the form located at the end of the program handbook. If you don't already have a UBC Continuing Studies account (profile), please create one prior to submitting your application.

There is no fee to submit an application. Successful applicants will receive a registration package upon acceptance into the program. Tuition totalling $5,350 is payable in two instalments of $3,210 and $2140. Earlybird discount: save $100 if you apply and, upon acceptance, pay the full fee by the start of the program. Fees may be paid by Visa®, MasterCard®, money order or certified cheque. Fees are subject to change.

For more information about the program or the application process, please contact:

Cynthia Tam, Program Assistant
Continuing Studies
The University of British Columbia
410-5950 University Boulevard
Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z3

Tel: 604-822-4234
Fax: 604-822-0388
Email: ahcap.cstudies@ubc.ca