UIHB is founded on the provision of key wrap-around supports such as:
- Access to culture
- Academic upgrading
- Life-Skills Training
- Support & Case management
- 2-year college diploma
- Access to health supports Employment supports
The Four Phases of UIHB
The UIHB is a four-phases program model that aims to systematically address the barriers sole-parenting Indigenous women face when trying to find meaningful employment, enhanced wellbeing, and prosperity for themselves and their children.
Phase 1: Skills Training & Academic Upgrading
This includes life skills, computer skills, financial literacy and an academic upgrading program to prepare for college.
Phase 2: Formal Education
Attending Fleming College for a 2-year college diploma program that is compatible with labour market needs and are likely to lead to family-sustaining wages.
Phase 3: Professional Internships
Support to help participants gain work experience in their chosen profession.
Phase 4: Employment Opportunities
Assistance with securing employment and support in transitioning out of the program into employment
Who can apply?
Our primary applicants will be single urban Indigenous mothers with at least one child living at home. They must be unemployed or underemployed and are motivated to make changes in their lives through postsecondary education and employment.
The UIHB program encourages applications from those who are motivated, self-determined and have academic readiness. This is to ensure that participants are prepared for the demands of the program, especially the commitment of going to college to complete a 2-year college diploma.