The Indigenous Homeward Bound Fort Erie (IHBFE)
The Indigenous Homeward Bound Fort Erie (IHBFE) program is an education to employment initiative for single women with children. This a four year commitment that provides individualized wrap-around supports to remove barriers to their success. A culturally relevant approach is used based on the medicine wheel to assist with personal guidance throughout their post-secondary studies and follow-up paid work placement.
This program aims to break the cycle of poverty for indigenous women, to support them in reclaiming their role and cultural identity while mentoring those to come behind them in their families and in the community.