Why Become a Community Support Worker?

Why become a Community Support Worker?

The Addiction and Disability Community Support Worker diploma program is designed to provide students with the valuable skills needed to work in the community care sector. The diploma program includes an introduction to addiction and disability, as well as modules on communication skills, ethics and values, interpersonal relationships, mental health awareness, and workplace safety. In this course, you will learn about the challenges of trauma and the connection to addiction, mental health, and other disabilities in the community. You will also learn how to work with people who have these conditions.

Check Out These Testimonials from ABES CSW Graduates:

Sometimes the best resource is to hear about an individual's personal experience with a program. We spoke to some of our recent CSW graduates to learn about their backgrounds, experiences with the program, and the careers that they have started as a result of the Community Support Worker course.

We are always proud of our graduates, and are especially excited to hear that they are passionate about their new careers and thankful for their choice to enter into the CSW program. 

What will your CSW success story start with?

Learn more about CSW here, or get started with your application by scheduling a 15 minute call with an ABES Advisor.


ABES is a small, privately owned school that provides not only traditional instruction but also places a priority on hands-on training. This means that in addition to learning in our labs, students will complete a practicum in the Calgary area. Employers look for students with hands-on skills, and our students are often hired during their Practicum experience. 

Additionally, ABES has a long history of partnering with the medical community and this is of great assistance in offering employment opportunities to our graduates.

Finally, ABES offers career placement services to our students so that they may enter the workforce as soon as possible after completing the program.