Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion

Offered by:  School of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Health

Coordinator: Tanya Packer, tanya.packer@dal.ca, (902) 494-2615


With Canada’s increasingly diverse population, diversity and inclusion is an important consideration across health, social and educational services. This certificate provides the opportunity to focus on theory and practice concerning cultural and social diversity in an effort to enhance social inclusion and equity for all people.

Admission Requirements / Eligibility:

If you are working in health, social, leisure, educational and recreational services, these graduate certificates could be for you. You must meet the minimum admission requirements as set by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.  Others may be eligible and will be considered on a case by case basis.

Certificate Requirements:

Core course requirements:

OCCU 6507.03 Critical Perspectives on Inequities in Everyday Life


Electives (Pick 6 credit hours from the following):

OCCU 5010.03 Advanced Studies on Enabling Occupation

OCCU 5030.03 Advanced Research Theory and Methods for Occupational Therapists?

OCCU 5040.03 Identity and Transitions

OCCU 5041.03 Evidence-based Occupational Therapy?

OCCU 5042.03 Community Development for Occupational Therapists?

OCCU 5043.03 Program Evaluation for Occupational Therapists

OCCU 6504.03 Measuring Health Outcomes

Application of Credit Hours Towards Other Degree Requirements:

Courses completed as part of this certificate may be double-counted towards the requirements of a concurrent degree, subject to approval by the student’s supervisor and graduate coordinator in their primary degree program.  Courses not approved to count towards the primary degree requirements will result in additional tuition fees on a per-course fee basis.