A holistic job readiness program that integrates key local supports to help single urban Indigenous mothers enhance their lives. Our participants are single urban Indigenous mothers who are unemployed or under-employed and are motivated to make change in their lives through post-secondary education and employment.
Increased independence and control in life;
Stabilized or improved health;
Sustainable social networks and supports;
Increased involvement in education and/or training;
Enhanced employment opportunities, and;
Increased income and access to amenities
Phase 1: Skills Training and
This includes life skills, computer skills, financial literacy and an academic upgrading program
for post-secondary entrance and planning.
PHASE 2: Formal Education
UIHB women attend a post-secondary program, in a discipline geared to meet current demands of the labour market and their goals.
PHASE 3: On the Job Placement/Apprenticeship
Homeward Bound’s Industry Council/Private Sector provide professional job placements to help participants gain work experience in their chosen profession.
PHASE 4: Employment
Opportunities for full-time employment with Private Sector/ Industry Partners and support in transitioning into their new lives are offered in this final phase.
Homeward Bound’s wrap-around approach involves many local partners in both the development and delivery of this program. Key wrap-around components include:
Post Secondary Education
Employment Supports & Experience