Indigenous post-secondary college programs are relatively new in Ontario. A search for Indigenous specific programs on the Ontario Colleges website produced 39 Aboriginal or Indigenous specific programs (Colleges Ontario, 2013). This formative program evaluation will discuss program strengths and weaknesses as it prepares graduates to work with Aboriginal populations in addictions treatment and prevention from an Indigenous healing and wellness paradigm. The purpose of this research study is to evaluate how a community college can best situate an Indigenous college program within its
academic framework without compromising both its academic integrity and its Indigenous foundation. The Indigenous Wellness and Addictions Prevention program is a two year college diploma program that grew out of a native drug and alcohol counsellor program.