This program has been postponed from an April, 2020 planned start date, due to the COVID-19 epidemic. The program may be re-scheduled, once social distancing precautions are no longer deemed necessary.

Participate in FREE work-oriented language training for newcomers, provided by George Brown College.

This practical and innovative course will help participants with experience or training in nursing, dietetics, physiotherapy and social work address communication skills needed for successful communication in inter-professional health care teams. Communication skills covered in the course include describing one’s occupation to another professional; providing and gathering information on client care; writing a progress note; seeking assistance from team members; providing assistance to team members; managing challenging team interactions.

This practical and innovative course will help you:

  • understand healthcare workplaces in Ontario such as clinics, community agencies, and hospitals.
  • better communicate on interprofessional healthcare teams.
  • accurately provide and collect information on a client’s care.
  • network with local employers, industry associations and employment resources.

Small-group exercises based on everyday communication tasks in health care will help you:

  • practice common interprofessional workplace communication skills.
  • develop strong networking and career-building communication skills.

The course is delivered in a blended format that includes both classroom-based instruction and online instruction.

Workplace Communication Skills for Interprofessional Health Care Teams is for you if:

  • you have training or experience as one of the following:
    • dietician
    • nurse
    • occupational therapist.
    • physiotherapist
    • social worker
  • your English is at an intermediate level (Canadian Language Benchmarks 7 to 8.)
  • you are a permanent resident of Canada or a protected person.

Individuals currently working in Ontario health care can benefit particularly from this course.

https://www.georgebrown.ca/immigranteducation/language_support/occupation-specific-language-training/courses/