Mental Health

& Addictions
First Responder

Saskatchewan is in crisis and you can help.

The Mental Health and Addictions First Responder Program is a two-year Diploma course. This one-of-a-kind program focuses on the ongoing struggles our communities are facing. We will explore topics such as mental illness, addictions, homelessness, trauma and more to address these complex issues.

People who want to make a difference in their community are encouraged to register and make connections with others in the field while training, building strengths with the education to support one another.


Next Start Date:  September

Program Length

2 Years

Course Outline


Monday to Thursday (No Friday classes unless scheduled)


Tuition: $8,500.00/year (plus books and school fees)

Call us at (306) 955-1616, email our team at admissions@mckaysk.ca, or click ‘questions’ and fill out the form to request more information.

Our collective health matters.

According to The Centre for Addictions and Mental Health, 1 in 5 Canadians experience a mental illness or addictions problem in any given year. In fact, people with mental illness are twice as likely to have addictions issues compared to others. 

Saskatoon has a large vulnerable population, and statistics indicate that the lowest income group are 3 to 4 times more likely to report poor to fair mental health.

The stigma of mental health and addictions continues to negatively affect our ability to create change in Canada. Our course looks to bridge the gap between needs for services and qualified individuals who can help make a difference in our communities.

Your future begins here!