|Study location||Canada, Ontario, Toronto|
|Type||Graduate Certificate, College|
|Nominal duration||1 year/ 2 semesters, includes 1 work placement|
|Tuition fee||CA$17,027 per year
The fees shown here are estimates only for and are subject to change. The above fee includes tuition (CA$15,584), health insurance and ancillary fees.
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|Registration fee||CA$375 one-time
The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$75) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).
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Undergraduate Diploma (or higher)
To be eligible for admission, you must possess:
Note: Minimum grade point average of 70 percent required. Course work in child development and special needs is an asset.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
For direct admission, if English is not your first language, OR you did not complete a minimum of two full years of successful study in an accredited university degree program/college diploma program in a country OR in a postsecondary institution where English is the primary language of instruction, you must provide one of the English language proficiency tests below:
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.
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 the holistic development
- use conceptual and methodological awareness in practice and research
- actively engage in knowledge translation with community partners
The Right Fit
You have an interest in working with children and young 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 the inclusive practice.
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 programs; staff includes a team of seven Resource Consultants. 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.
Beginning in Semester 2, you will have an opportunity to gain work experience by participating in an on-campus work placement. In your second year, you will be eligible to participate in a placement off-campus, such as retail, small business, community centres and restaurants.
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 work in both community-based and government services and 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
- integration facilitators
- mental health consultants
- outreach workers
- resource consultants and support professionals