HUM709 - Analysis of Canadian Health and Social Programs

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Subject Title
Analysis of Canadian Health and Social Programs

Subject Description
This course will engage students in an in-depth critical analysis of health and social programs in Canada. Students will explore the Canadian welfare state, identification of social and health programs, division of responsibilities for programs in Canada, guiding principles, relevant legislation, eligibility requirements, benefits, systemic inequalities, and current issues. With this knowledge, students can identify opportunities and gaps for therapeutic recreation practice in the community and explore ways to promote the profession. Students can apply this knowledge to understand the policies, limitations, and sources for grants and research in their future workplace.  They can also apply the knowledge to promotion and development of therapeutic recreation-related services (teaching ethics, practice, experience, ideas for business, research, all to provide quality service). Students will also understand legislation, limitations, policies, sources of grants research, and funding for TR activities.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Discuss the elements of the historical development of the Canadian welfare system that inform therapeutic recreation practice.
2. Summarize the specific social and health programs relevant to therapeutic recreation that inform therapeutic recreation decision making.
3. Analyze the basic principles that underpin Canadian social and health programs.
4. Describe the legislative requirements for eligibility for benefits from Canadian social and health programs relevant to therapeutic recreation.
5. Identify systemic inequalities in Canadian social and health programs relevant to therapeutic recreation.
6. Summarize current challenges to the Canadian welfare state that impact therapeutic recreation practice.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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