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Future Careers
Employers today are searching for potential employees with strong "Employability Skills". What are those skills? According to the Conference Board of Canada, these transferable skills are:
  • Fundamental Skills - The skills needed as a basis for further development
    • Communicate
    • Manage information
    • Use numbers
    • Think and solve problems
  • Personal Management Skills - The personal skills, attitudes, and behaviours that drive one's potential for growth
    • Demonstrate positive attitudes and behaviours
    • Be responsible
    • Be adaptable
    • Learn continuously
    • Work Safely
  • Teamwork Skills - The skills and attributes needed to contribute productively
    • Work with others
    • Participate in projects and tasks
Careers in the Humanities and Social Sciences:
Social and Human Services
  • Case manager
  • Community organizer
  • Counselor
  • Family support worker
  • Activity/recreation director
  • Administrator
  • Advocate
  • Grant writer
  • Development officer
  • Researcher

 Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT)and Social Work (MSW)

  • All of the above, at MFT or MSW licensed level
  • Psychotherapist with individuals, couples, families, and groups
  • Clinical case manager
  • Psychosocial skills trainer
  • Supervisor/manager of therapy/treatment program
  • Program developer
  • Researcher
  • Program evaluator    

Community Services 

  • Counselor
  • Parent educator
  • Youth development worker
  • Sexuality educator
  • Crisis/hotline worker
  • Program administrator/director
  • Grant-writer
  • Development officer
  • Program evaluator and researcher (MA/MSW or PhD)
  • Clergy, pastoral care
  • Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE)
  • Teacher – preschool (BA), high school (BA with certification), or higher education (MA/MS or PhD)
  • Administrator
  • Advocate/policy analyst
  • After school program director
  • Program evaluator
  • Curriculum developer
  • School counselor (MA/MS)
  • Family support counselor for parents of children with special needs
  • Family resource coordinator
  • Educational researcher (PhD)


Ontario's college and universities have many postsecondary programs that focus on Humanities and Social Sciences. You can research these at:




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