Native Counsellor Training Program

NCTP has been in existence since 1977 and has graduated more than 450 First Nation Education Counsellors. You can earn a certificate in Counselling offered over a 3 year period 5 weeks per year held during the month of July and the first week in August. Certification is granted by the Ministry of Education.

Programs of study include:


  • Native Issues
  • School and Career Guidance
  • Counselling Practicum and Theory
  • Sociology of Native People
  • Information Process/Career Planning
  • Field Placement



NCTP Goals


  • To be knowledgeable about the profession of counselling and competent in implementing culturally appropriate counselling techniques
  • To provide opportunities for specialization in the techniques and processes of education counselling
  • To be knowledgeable about theories of counselling, career development, various cultural teachings, academic and personal support.



NCTP Support Services


  • Elder on Campus
  • Daycare for Children
  • Youth Camp
  • Extracurricular Activities
  • First Nations Staff
  • Community Learning Environment



NCTP Employment Opportunities


  • Education Counsellors
  • Youth Workers
  • Student Support
  • Elder Programming
  • Health Care Worker



BROCHURE – Outside/Inside pdf doc

For more information, please see our 2013 NCTP application package here.

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Bringing your children to the program with you? All the information you need is in our Camp Policy and Procedures Manual. You can find information for camp outings, fees, applications, etc.


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2011 NCTP Graduates

2010 NCTP Graduates

2009 NCTP Graduates

2008 NCTP Graduates

2006 graduates and award winners

2005 graduates and award winners