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Bound Program

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Program Goal

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.


Key Outcomes

  • 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

Academic Upgrading

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.

Community Outcomes

Homeward Bound’s wrap-around approach involves many local partners in both the development and delivery of this program. Key wrap-around components include:

  • Cultural Support/Mentoring

  • Income Support

  • Housing Assistance

  • Child Care

  • Life skills/Upgrading

  • Post Secondary Education

  • Employment Supports & Experience 

  • Transportation

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