Human Services

Turn passion into a dream career

Turn your passion for working with people into a career that makes a real difference in society. Learn from experts and leaders in the field. Start your career upon graduation or explore our pathways and partnerships to continue your education.

In class, you’ll be encouraged to push traditional boundaries and embrace multiple perspectives. Counselling labs allow you to use your knowledge, while partnerships with organizations in the community offer real-world experience.

Why study Human Services at Georgian?


  • Our programs include unique cutting-edge courses and interactive counselling labs
  • Benefit from small class settings and exciting, project-based assignments
  • Enjoy a variety of hands-on learning experiences
  • Learn the ins and outs of a career in Human Services from engaging, knowledgeable faculty
  • Engage in the community through community service learning and field placements
  • Work closely with not-for-profits and local agencies to tackle wide-ranging community issues


Not sure about your next career move?

Find the career that’s right for you, and the Georgian program that will take you there.

Have questions?

Connect with our Human Services recruitment specialist

Do you have questions about our campuses, programs, services or student life? Do you want to learn more about your next steps to becoming a Georgian student?

We’re here to help answer your questions and connect you to all things Georgian College!

Book a one-on-one, 20-minute virtual meeting or phone call with Jason Duffy, Student Recruitment Specialist at Georgian’s Orillia Campus.

Learning experiences

Orillia Campus

Georgian’s Orillia Campus is home to our Community Safety and Human Services programs and has close ties to local employers.

Campus buildings total over 136,000 square feet with nearly 45 acres of property, and feature a community impact lab, multi-disciplinary lab, use-of-force room and more.

Interactive counselling labs

Using our on-campus interactive counselling labs, students in our Human Services programs explore the basis of supportive counselling: respect, genuineness, empathy and empowerment.

The labs provide students with an opportunity to practise in a life-like setting and hone their counselling and communication skills.

Jocelyn Hay
The Early Childhood Education program at Georgian College provided me with opportunities for hands-on learning in a creative and inclusive environment. The faculty were actively engaged with the students in reaching their goals.

This program opens up so many doors for its students by bringing in community partners. Offering three placements in the field meant I was able to make lasting connections and network myself in the community. I would absolutely recommend the ECE program at Owen Sound or Orillia to anyone interested in working with children.
Jocelyn Hay

Industry support

Our students work closely with not-for-profits and local agencies to tackle wide-ranging community issues. These are some of our community partners:

  • Ontario Social Service Worker Association
  • Camp Couchiching
  • Hospice Orillia
  • Simcoe County Alliance to End Homelessness
  • Simcoe County Suicide Awareness Council

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Continuing education

Take a single course, or work towards a diploma, certificate or degree—all at a pace that’s right for you. Part-time courses are offered at night or on weekends, or you can opt for online learning.

Looking for credit?

Select from a range of programs, register class-by-class and study on your time. Georgian offers degrees, certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas and graduate certificates.

Professional development

Looking to advance your career, meet an industry requirement or learn a new skill? We offer a variety of evening and weekend courses to support your ongoing growth.

Study online

Take a course or program online instead as an alternative to in-class. Online courses for a range of subjects are available to part-time and full-time students through OntarioLearn.