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Connect to Anishnaabe culture through language

Anishnaabemowin and Program Development Ontario College Diploma program

Maajii-Anishnaabemdaa! Become a language champion! Our unique, flexible diploma program will guide you on the path of Anishnaabemowin (Ojibwe language) revitalization and culture.

Program code ANPD
Duration 2 Years
Credential Ontario College Diploma
Delivery Full-time

Program information

Program description

Students acquire Anishnaabemowin skills to develop and implement sustainable language programs in Indigenous communities and organizations. Students practice their speaking skills through interactions in the classroom, language labs, in the community and through immersion activities. The history of Anishnaabemowin and current issues affecting revitalization and preservation are also studied. Incorporating the Anishnaabe world view, students examine the role and importance of Anishnaabemowin in ceremony, cultural values, and community.

Learn on campus or online: With dual synchronous delivery, study in person with faculty and peers, or learn remotely from your community. The choice is yours. Both options include real-time interactions, field trips (in person or virtual) and more!

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2022 Barrie

Tuition and fees

What are the admission requirements for the Anishnaabemowin and Program Development program?

Anishnaabemowin and Program Development admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)

Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing. For complete details refer to:


Applicants who have taken courses from a recognized and accredited post-secondary institution and/or have relevant life/learning experience may also be considered for admission; refer to the Credit Transfer Centre website for details:

What career paths can I take in Anishnaabemowin and program development?

Your Anishnaabemowin and Program Development diploma gives you many career opportunities

This program prepares students for a variety of language-related careers, including teacher of Anishnaabemowin as a second language, translator, language consultant, language specialist or storytellers. Students may find employment in school boards, communities, government agencies, education facilities and more.

Why study Anishnaabemowin and Program Development at Georgian?

Program highlights

  • Gain a personal connection to Anishnaabe culture through language
  • Enter into a field with expanding career opportunities
  • Surround yourself with other like-minded language champions
  • Develop innovative Anishnaabemowin resources that can be used in your future language career
  • Access the many support services available in the Indigenous Resource Centre
  • Study online or in person
  • Pathways to degree opportunities available

Experiential learning opportunities

  • Experience intergenerational learning with our on-campus Elder
  • Participate in language immersion opportunities
  • Embark on an immersive virtual reality adventure as one of the first students in the world to take Anishnaabemowin language classes in virtual reality through AltspaceVR and EngageVR
Indigenous community in virtual reality
Innovative and immersive learning through virtual reality

What courses are included in the Anishnaabemowin and Program Development diploma program?

Course overview

19 Program Courses
2 Communications Courses
4 Anishnaabemowin Labs
3 General Education Courses

Program-specific courses

Semester 1 courses are listed below. For a full list of courses in the program including course descriptions, view the Anishnaabemowin and Program Development program outline.

  • ANPD 1000 – History of Anishnaabemowin
  • ANPD 1001 – Writing Systems
  • ANPD 1002 – Verbs and Nouns 1
  • ANPD 1003 – Language in the Home
  • INDG 1001 – Indigenous Heritage, Tradition and Culture
  • ANPD 1004 – Anishnaabemdaa 1
  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration.

Do you have questions about Anishnaabemowin and Program Development? Contact us!

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