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Inclusive Resource Practice - Child and Family

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Program Code: IR511 Credential: Ontario Graduate Certificate Program Length: 2 semesters Delivery Mode (Semester 1 Delivery Fall 2021)  : OnlineProgram and course details can be viewed on Current Student Resources  
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Program Overview

Humber’s Inclusive Resource Practice - Child and Family graduate certificate is the only program of its kind in Ontario. It is uniquely positioned to offer a lifespan approach to working with individuals in the disability sector. The program is scheduled over two semesters starting each year in September and creates opportunities for graduates to gain employment working with children, youth, and adults in a variety of employment settings. The academic courses and first field placement are offered in an online synchronous and asynchronous delivery format meaning that your learning experience is a blend of online classes facilitated by program faculty combined with self-guided student learning. The second field placement, situated in the second semester of the program is an onsite practicum at an external partner agency.

The program prepares you to collaborate with a community of professionals, individuals and families to navigate a range of services in order to support inclusion. Students will advance their knowledge and expertise in the field of inclusion and develop an inclusive philosophy that they can apply in a variety of employment situations. Through our practical, skill-based curriculum, you will develop many valuable skills including how to: 

  • apply the principles of person-centred practice
  • engage in responsive inclusive planning
  • navigate systems for continuity of service
  • implement a variety of tools and techniques that support holistic development
  • transfer inclusive practice knowledge to community partners
  • participate in research on a sector related topic of interest to the student
Courses Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  1. Engage in reflective practice to analyze personal biases, strengths, perspectives, and values in support of meaningful professional practice and personal growth

  2. Adhere to and uphold legal and ethical standards within professional scopes of person-centred practice.
  3. Collaborate with a diverse community of individuals, families, and professionals using a variety of communication techniques to provide responsive and meaningful services

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

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

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

  7. 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.

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

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

  10. 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. Placements make up approximately 380 hours of practice learning over the duration of the program.

Field placements position students to integrate theory and practice by working with industry professionals who provide services to children, youth, and adults with diverse abilities/ special needs/ disabilities and their families. Students engage in leadership opportunities within the role of the resource professional and gain insight and understanding as they work as a team member to assess, develop and recommend responsive inclusive plans. Students learn to work closely with inter-professional teams and the community to enhance person-centred practice and facilitate the process of inclusion. Experiences may include a combination of direct and indirect roles working with individuals within community-based and 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 are the right fit for this program if you have interest in specialized education working with children, youth, and adults with diverse abilities/ special needs/ disabilities 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 which functions as a laboratory school for our Early Childhood Education and Inclusive Resource Practice – Child and Family programs. The lab school is home to a team of experienced Resource Consultants who mentor students and bring authentic practice to the field experience. Students in our programs have access to the Carol Reid ECE Resource Centre, which is stocked with educational materials, including adaptive materials to be used for field placement experiences. Students also have access to specialized workshops and interactive training sessions held in our Carol Reid ECE Lab.

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Industry Partnerships

Our industry partners include specialized programs for individuals with diverse abilities/special needs/disabilities and their families in both community-based and government services and agencies throughout the Greater Toronto area.

Your Career

Graduates gain specialized knowledge, skills, and abilities to enter employment ready to collaboratively support children and adults with diverse abilities/special needs/disabilities. 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 find employment in roles such as:

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

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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.

  • 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

  • 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.

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.

View Requirements

Equipment & Device Requirements

Semester 1

Details and Specifications Minimum Specifications Recommended Specifications
Processor Intel i5-8300H Intel i5-8300H
OS Windows 10 Windows 10
Memory 8GB of RAM 8GB of RAM
Storage 256GB 256GB
Monitor Laptop Laptop
Other Built-in microphone and webcam, Software: Adobe creative and Microsoft office Suite Built-in microphone and webcam, Software: Adobe creative and Microsoft office Suite

Contact Information

If you have questions about these Equipment & Device Requirements contact:

Lucy Koncan, program support officer
416.675.6622 ext. 2794
lucy.koncan@humber.ca

Fees

The 2021-2022 fee for two semesters is:

  • domestic: $5,796.48
  • international: $17,608.00

Fees are subject to change.

Fees by Semester

Domestic Fees International Fees

Additional Costs

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

Scholarships

Humber Scholarships

Find out more about scholarships and bursaries that you may be eligible for, visit Student Scholarships. International students can visit International Student Scholarships.

Humber Bursaries

Bursaries are available for Certificate, Diploma and Degree programs primarily based on financial need, visit Humber Bursaries.

External Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Find out more information about external scholarships and bursaries, visit External Awards.

Indigenous Student Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of bursaries and scholarships for Indigenous students, visit Indigenous Student Awards.

Pathways

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

Contact Us

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

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

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

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Program Specific Questions

Lucy Koncan, program support officer
416.675.6622 ext. 2794
lucy.koncan@humber.ca

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

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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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