Health Care Assistant - Kelowna

Project Based Labour Market Training Program

AWARE Society is partnering with Discovery Community College to offer a 9-month diploma program that will prepare you for a career as a Health Care Assistant.


The program includes:

  • Classroom theory and lab courses
  • 10-weeks of clinical practice experience
  • First aid, Food Safe and medication administration certification
  • Employability and job search skills support
  • The program will be 100% funded by the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction for eligible candidates


Location: Discovery Community College, located in Spring Valley Care Home, 355 Terai Ct. Kelowna

Note: Work experience placements will be in Burnaby.

Program commences with an online/virtual format, transitioning to classroom instruction onsite at Discovery College.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must be able to commit to the full duration of the program.
  • Must be an unemployed B.C. resident legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • Must have established a regular EI claim or parental claim in the past 10 years.
  • Must be referred by a WorkBC Employment Service Centre Case Manager.
  • Meet the English language prerequisite requirements of Discovery College Health Care Assistant Programs
  • Undergo a Criminal Record Check prior to program start date.

Please contact: C. Megan Brown, Executive Director, Aware Society at 604 374 2475 or email