Community Development/Community Economic Development (CD/CED)

Community Development/Community Economic Development (CD/CED)

The Community Development/Community Economic Development program is delivered on-site and provides graduates with accreditation from Red River College, delivered in partnership with Centre for Aboriginal Human Resources (Neeginan Institute of Technology).

Women will learn skills in Computers and Business Technology, Cultures and Aboriginal History, Community Development, Organizational Behaviour/Team Building and Event Planning/Fundraising in preparation for a career in community development. There will also be a 6 week unpaid work practicum. The goals of the program are to support adult learners on their personal and professional journey, by developing strengths and overcoming barriers.

All Educational Programs are designed to create a safe environment that provides culturally authentic opportunities for the women to become connected to their history, themselves, their community and nation. Women are provided with learning opportunities to become self-directing and begin to set goals as well as discover options.

What hours would I have to go to school?

If you are accepted, students take classroom instruction from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday – Friday. CD/CED is a 10 month program with a fall start date.

Is there any work experience?

Yes! After you complete the 10 months of classroom training, you have a 6 week practicum. Practicums have included work with government, community and non-profit organizations. Program staff aim to have positions available at the end of each practicum.

How much does it cost?

Books and computers are all included in the training. Participants are required to work with the Funding Officer at the Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development (CAHRD) to secure funding for tuition and living costs.

Who can take this training?

· Women of Indigenous ancestry who are 18 years and over

· Regular Admission: Grade 12 Math and Grade 12 English, or

· Mature Student Admission: Grade 10 Math and Grade 10 English, or

· Successful completion of Reading and Math Level Placement Assessment


Are students successful?

IOAA 2016-2017 Statistics

Graduation Rate (19/22) = 86%

Secured Employment from work placement – (9/19) = 47%

Funder: Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development (CAHRD)

How do I apply?


Rhonda Klippenstein

Team Lead of Employment & Training Programs Phone: (204) 953-5820 ext. 207 Email:

You may also apply at the Centre for Aboriginal Human Resources at 403 – 181 Higgins Avenue, phone 204–989–7110.


Semester start date: September 30.2019