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UNBI Training Institute Inc. is the only private non-profit training institute registered with the New Brunswick Association of Career Colleges (NBACC) in the province. UNBI Training Insititute provides teaching, coaching, and resources to help secure the best future possible for children in their communities. Our vision is to move forward in a complete and all encompassing manner. We will accomplish this through proper education that is ongoing and ever changing reflecting the needs of our people. The importance of the early years to children's lives is now beyond question. There is an urgent need to move forward, so that First Nations children can enjoy equitable access to high-quality early education.
The way forward requires placing learning and development at the heart of our policies and practices in early childhood. We need to have meaningful conversations with all educators present and future and to include parents in these conversations as the children's first and most important teachers. This is not a slight undertaking and yet it is not insurmountable. We passionately feel we will make a difference and thus create a ripple effect of health and wellness for all community members which in turn will surround our young children with the positive love filled communities they deserve to grow up in and need to grow up in to be healthy contributing members of society.
UNBITI provides each community with ongoing training, professional development and one on one site support. We also provide the opportunity for First Nation communities to train their own community members to be able to provide top quality education to ensure brighter futures.
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Starla McDougall, Principal Contact by Email
Vicki O'Sullivan, Instructor - Early Childhood Education Contact by Email
Samantha Ratti, Instructor - Human Service Counsellor Contact by Email
Amanda Lyons, Instructor - Personal Support Worker Contact by Email
Karen Hardy, Instructor - Addictions and Mental Health Service Counsellor Contact by Email
Rick Perley, Vice-Principal, CFO Contact by Email
Debbie Fearneley, Administrative Assistant Contact by Email
Open House June 2016 at new location
The UNBI Board of Directors authorized the establishment of the Training Institute in 1994 as a key component of the UNBI's activities and became incorporated as a non-profit organization in May 2009. Its purpose is to provide post-secondary and other educational opportunities for the people, and by the people, of the First Nation communities.
All programs and workshops are open to First Nations as well as non-native students. Curriculum has been designed to ensure that students have their choice of whether they could work on or off-reserve.
The UNBI Training Institute is registered to grant specific academic credentials for specific technical or vocational training programs with regards to the general enabling legislation of
The UNBI Training Institute is registered with Canada and New Brunswick Student Loans as well as with the Department of Indigenous Services Canada for funding purposes. It is also registered under the New Brunswick Private Occupational Training Act and a member of the National Association of Career Colleges.
UNBI Training Institute is located at:
Union of New Brunswick Indians Training Institute
75 Melissa Street, Unit 1