A Specialist High Skills Major allows you to focus on a career area that interests you while you earn your high school diploma. No matter what education you plan to pursue after high school—apprenticeship, college, university or workplace training—a non-profit major can help you focus on a future career.

A Specialist High Skills Major in non-profit offers:

  • High school courses in Grades 11 and 12 tailored to the career you want to pursue
    • Four major credits providing skills and knowledge in the non-profit sector
    • One English credit and other credits tailored to include units focused on non-profit
    • Two cooperative education credits to gain workplace experience that enables students to refine, extend and practise sector-specific knowledge and skills
  • Sector-recognized certifications and/or training courses/programs (four compulsory and a choice of two electives)
  • Experiential learning and career exploration activities within the sector
  • Reach ahead experiences connected with the student’s postsecondary plans
  • Completion of a Sector-Partner Experience (SPE)

Sector-Recognized certification and training

As part of the non-profit major, you will earn six certifications, including the following three that are compulsory:

  • Standard first aid
  • CPR, level A
  • Hazardous materials – Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems (WHMIS)

Future career paths for non-profit majors

  • Apprenticeship – event planner, policy analyst
  • College – fundraising manager, counsellor
  • University – international aid worker, NGO program administrator
  • Entry-level workplace – fundraiser

Get more information

Call the guidance department at the following school that offers the program: