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Postgraduate Certificate On Campus

Inclusive Resource Practice - Child and Family

Humber College

12 months
17608 CAD/year
5796 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Inclusive Resource Practice - Child and Family graduate certificate from Humber College 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. 

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The Inclusive Resource Practice - Child and Family graduate certificate from Humber College 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. 

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 from 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:

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Strategies for Inclusive Planning
  • Field Practice 
  • Responsive Relationships
  • Authentic Inquiry and Assessment
  • Reflective Practice
  • Inclusion

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.
  • 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17608 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17608 CAD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    5796 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5796 CAD for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Toronto

1502 - 2563 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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