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Inclusive Resource Practice - Child and Family

Credential: Ontario Graduate CertificateProgram Code: IR511Length: 2 semestersProgram Starting Between:  

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 4 requirements:

  • Academic

    To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

    • An Early Childhood Education (ECE) diploma or degree or a diploma or degree in a related discipline such as psychology or family sociology. Minimum grade point average of 70 per cent required. Course work in child development and special needs is an asset.

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

    All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

  • Resume and Cover Letter

  • Applicants must submit a detailed cover letter highlighting prior education and experience that relates to working with children/adults with special needs and their families. In addition, a detailed resume listing all relevant placement, volunteer, and employment experience including the duration of time spent at each, is needed.

    Submission Instructions

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EQUIVALENCY

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

Placement Requirements

The pre-requisite requirements must be fulfilled before the commencement of your first placement. Participation in placements will not be allowed if not all the pre-requisite requirements are met. Due to the variety of venues and possible changes in legislation, the requirements are subject to change. Please use the following link to find detailed information about your program’s placement pre-requisite requirements.

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Fees

The 2020-2021 fee for two semesters is:

  • domestic: TBD
  • international: TBD

Fees are subject to change.

Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

Learn more

Additional Costs

Approximately $700 - textbooks, resources and supplies (per year). Transportation costs to and from field placements are the student's responsibility.

Pathways

Pathways are academic routes that students can take to move from one credential to another.

Contact Us

Program Specific Questions

Joanne Tuck, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 4339
joanne.tuck@humber.ca

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

Phone: 416-675-5000
Email: enquiry@humber.ca

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

How to Apply

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or ontariocolleges.ca.

Admissions Road Map

Apply through Ontario Colleges

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

Apply through the International Centre

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Humber’s Inclusive Resource Practice - Child and Family graduate certificate program offers a unique opportunity to pursue an exciting and challenging career. This program prepares you to collaborate with a diverse community of professionals, individuals and families to navigate a range of services in order to support the inclusion of individuals with diverse abilities. Through our practical, skill-based curriculum, you will develop many valuable skills including how to:

  • cultivate reflective practice skills to support personal and professional growth
  • apply the principles of person centred practice
  • engage in responsive inclusive planning
  • promote and facilitate responsive relationships
  • navigate systems for continuity of service
  • implement a variety of tools and techniques that support holistic development
  • use conceptual and methodological awareness in practice and research
  • actively engage in knowledge translation with community partners

 

Courses Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Engage in reflective practice to analyze personal biases, strengths, perspecitves, and values in support of meaningful professional practive and personal growth

  • Adhere to and uphold legal and ethical standards within professional scopes of person-centered practice

  • Collaborate with a diverse community of individuals, families, and professionals using a variety of communication techniques to provide responsive and meaningful services

  • Implement approaches and/or strategies for responsive inclusive planning with families and individuals with diverse abilities

  • Communicate clearly, concisely and accurately in written, spoken, and visual forms to support navigation and continuity of service for individuals/children/families/communities

  • Engage in authentic assessment by differentiating, selecting, and implementing appropriate observation methods and screening/assessment tools

  • Analyze research in daily practice in the field of special needs for the purpose of knowledge translation with individuals/children/families and various service partners.

  • Conduct qualitative research to contribute to current and emerging practices specific to the field of inclusion

  • Establish and maintain responsive relationships with child/family/individual/community to ensure a continuum of service

  • Consider historical, current, and emerging theories and practices to inform responsive inclusive practices


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Work Placement

Placements are pre-arranged by Humber at host agencies on behalf of the student. Various field placement opportunities are offered each semester and in some instances full academic year placements are available to students. Both arrangements make up approximately 400 hours over the duration of the program. Experiences may include a combination of direct and indirect roles working with children/adults with diverse needs, within community based/government services and agencies such as treatment centres, mental health agencies, child care centres, community living associations, elementary and high schools, colleges and multi-service agencies. 

The Humber Experience

The Right Fit

You have some experience working with individuals/children with diverse abilities and are passionate about making a difference. You understand the importance of maintaining a high level of professionalism, time management and organization and your philosophy supports inclusive practice.

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The Humber Advantage

State-of-the-art Labs

The Faculty of Health Sciences & Wellness has the benefit of an on-site childcare centre for children birth to six years of age, which functions as a laboratory school for our Early Childhood Education programs. Students in our programs have access to the Carol Reid ECE Resource Centre, which is full of educational materials, books, and materials to be used for field placement experiences.


Industry Partnerships

Our industry partners include programs for individuals/children with diverse abilities and their families in both community-based/government services and agencies throughout Toronto, Peel, York, Halton and Durham regions.

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Your Career

Graduates gain specialized knowledge, skills, and abilities to enter employment ready to collaboratively support adults and children with diverse abilities. They act on an inclusive philosophy, to ensure children and adults with physical, intellectual, social, and emotional challenges benefit from full participation in daily life activities. Resource professionals build responsive relationships, and work with service partners to navigate systems and seamlessly connect individuals and families to support services. Our graduates work in both community-based and government services agencies in roles such as:

  • communicative assistants and consultants
  • early childhood resource teachers
  • early interventionists
  • early years' specialists
  • educational assistants
  • home support/respite workers
  • infant development workers
  • mental health consultants and outreach workers
  • resource consultants and support professionals

Program Availability

START DATE LOCATION STATUS INTERNATIONAL STATUS
September 2020 North Open Open

Every attempt is made to ensure that information contained on this website is current and accurate. Humber reserves the right to correct any error or omission, modify or cancel any course, program, fee, timetable or campus location at any time without prior notice or liability to users or any other Person.

On June 29, 2018, the Provincial Government of Ontario announced the renaming of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) to the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU). Both names may appear on this website.