BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

SOCW-200B - Introduction to Social Welfare in Canada - 3.00 Credits

SOCW-200B - Introduction to Social Welfare in Canada - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
An introduction to and analysis of major social policies and programs in Canada. Emphasis will be given to policies in income security, corrections, health, family and children, and housing and will include an examination of the role of the social worker in formulating policy.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Indigenous Human Services Diploma - Year Two
  • Course offered:
  • Spring 2021 (January - April)
  • Spring 2022 (January - April)
  • Prerequisites : ENGL 060 or English 12 or English Studies 12 and/or English First Peoples 12 or permission of instructor.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 Per week.
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50 - 70%, Final 30 - 50%, Total 100 %. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this course the student should demonstrate knowledge, skills and/or attitudes in the following:
  • Know the major facts concerning poverty in Canada, and understand their impact with particular reference to the situation of women and First Nations people and minorities;

  • Be familiar with the social service response to social problems in general and to the problem of poverty in particular;

  • Be familiar with the human rights response to social problems in general and to the problem of poverty in particular;

  • Know major features of conservative, liberal-socialist, Marxist and feminist ideologies and be familiar with their impact on society and on social policy;

  • Understand one’s own beliefs and values and in relation to oppression, social policy and Canadian society;

  • Demonstrate an ability to apply beginning social policy analysis to the ways in which Canadian society is responding to a social problem; and

  • Demonstrate an understanding of oppression in relation to social policy.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Carniol, B. (1996). Case Critical: Challenging Social Work in Canada. (3rd ed.).

  • Between the Lines Press: Toronto, Ontario.
  • Chappell, R. (1997). Social Welfare in Canadian Society. ITP Nelson: Toronto.

  • Moran, B. (1992) A Little Rebellion. Arsenal Pulp Press: Vancouver, BC.3.

  • Other Resources: Handouts and other learning aids will be provided by the instructor.
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information:
    Current Course Offerings:
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    T9:00AM - 12:00PM04 Jan 202123 Apr 2021
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    F1:30PM - 4:30PM04 Jan 202123 Apr 2021
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    TH9:00AM - 12:00PM10 Jan 202229 Apr 2022
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    F1:30PM - 4:30PM10 Jan 202229 Apr 2022