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Non-Profit Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM)

Offered at:

Holy Trinity Catholic High School 

St. Mark High School 


  • 4 Non-profit Major Course credits (minimum one Grade 11, one Grade 12)
  • 2 Cooperative Education credits
  • 1 Math credit (Grade 11 or 12)*
  • 1 English credit (Grade 11 or 12)*

*Ontario curriculum credits that involve one or more Contextualized Learning Activities delivered in the context of the Non-profit sector

Sector-recognized certifications & training

  • 4 compulsory certifications: Standard First Aid, WHMIS (generic), CPR (Level C) with AED, ethical considerations
  • 3 additional certifications and/or training courses as specified in the sector-specific guide

Experiential learning and career exploration activities

  • one-on-one observation of a cooperative education student at a placement in the non profit sector (an example of job twinning)
  • a day-long observation of an employee in the non-profit sector (an example of job shadowing)
  • a one- or two-week work experience with a member of an industry association or a professional in the non-profit sector (an example of work experience)
  • a volunteer experience with a non-profit organization or for a special event in the school or community
  • organization of an awareness or fundraising initiative in the school or community
  • attendance at a conference or a workshop presented by a non-profit organization