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Activity Assistant Diploma

Become certified to provide leisure and recreation services to the elderly in only 4 months through this inspiring part-time course.

Activity Assistant Diploma

Become certified to provide leisure and recreation services to the elderly in only 4 months through this inspiring part-time course.


Activity/Recreation Assistants plan and implement individual and group activities under the supervision of individuals such as Activity Coordinators and Recreational Therapists. Their primary goal is to enhance the clients’ quality of life through a focus on activity and recreation such as crafts, games, exercise and other social and cognitive activities.

Job Outlook

  • With BC’s growing seniors population, the job outlook for support workers including Activity/Recreation Assistant is very strong.
  • Increase your employability with dual certification as both a Health Care Assistant and Activity/Recreation Assistant.
  • Earn $17-$23/hour working with private clients and/or in care facilities including seniors’ homes, assisted living settings, adult day care and senior centers.

Potential Work Environments

  • Assisted Living Settings
  • Seniors’ Intermediate Care Facilities
  • Seniors’ Recreation Centers
  • Adult Day Program
  • Clients’ Homes

Activity Assistant (AA) Part-Time: In Class Delivery

  • 4 Months / 17 Weeks Total
  • 1 day a week class for 14 weeks
  • Includes 3 weeks of full-time practicum arranged by the college

Potential Careers:

  • Activity/Recreation Assistant
  • Activity Worker
  • Activity Aide
  • Activation Aide
  • Activity/Recreation Aide
  • Lifestyle & Program Assistant

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  • Activity Assistant Role Framework
  • Activities for Well Being
  • Programming Activities for Clients With Cognitive Impairments
  • Practicum I
  • Practicum II
  1. Any one of the following:
    • BC Care Aide Registry Number
    • HCA/RCA/CSW/HSW Certificate
    • Foreign Trained RN/LPN
    • Certified Personal Trainer
  2. TB test
  3. Acceptable Ministry of Justice criminal record search within 6 months of program acceptance, or evidence to show that a criminal record search has been requested by the program start date

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We highly regard Community Support Work related schooling/credentials when making hiring decisions. The schooling indicates to us that applicants have some systematic training in the field and are passionate about quality care; this means they are likely to be high performers and stay longer because they fully understand what the job involves. Retention is a huge consideration, those that are likely to stay longer will always be highly sought after as it takes time to build working relationships and relationships with person served.

Robin W.
HR Generalist

As you probably are aware by now, most of my recent hires are from your college, and I am very happy with the performance and work ethics of your graduates. They are very responsive, caring and have a solid knowledge by the time they enter the workforce.

Kudos to you and to your organization.

With much respect,

Leo Monterola
Director of Care
Retirement Concepts Guildford Seniors Village


Success Story

Thanks to Drake Medox College and their Biggest Contest Ever promotion I was able to go with my family to Spain and France for 3 weeks! This was a great opportunity for us to visit our relatives and friends back home and do some traveling as well. I recommend Drake Medox College to others as not only do you learn so much from their teaching staff and training provided but also make new friends as well.