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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

Your investment in the Health Care Assistant program includes:

  • All fees
  • Tuition
  • Textbooks and Materials
  • Activity Assistant Diploma: $3,750

Ask us about our $500 Early Registration Grant and other special promotions!

  • 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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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

Since completing the Health Care Assistant training course at Drake Medox College, I have gained the necessary knowledge, training, skills and confidence to work effectively with the elderly, children and people with developmental disabilities. I believe this course has helped pave the way for greater job opportunities and I since successfully been hired both as a live-in Manager and as a Life Skill Worker. Thank you so much Drake Medox College.