areas of focus
Unum works with youth, women, First Nations/Metis/Indigenous (FMNI) communities, and disadvantaged individuals/populations to deliver programs and provide services in the following areas.
Workshops and experiential learning opportunities focused on areas such as personal identity, self-discovery, curiosity and creativity, physical literacy, and overall health and wellness. Outcomes: Building confidence and self esteem.
Funding for continuing education and training as well as connecting individuals and communities to traditional and non-traditional educational opportunities. Outcomes: Increased access to education, knowledge acquisition, and skill training.
Connecting individuals and groups with traditional and non-traditional educational opportunities, employment options, and experiential learning opportunities. Outcomes: Access to education, employment opportunities, and income-generating activities.
Transfer of skill attainment to employment opportunities. Outcomes: Increased opportunities for employment in income generation.
Small Enterprise Creation
Support for small business start-ups, co-ops, and social entrepreneurship. Outcomes: Increases opportunities for income generation through applied skills and abilities.
Infrastructure and Capital Support
Funding for capital projects directly related to teaching and learning initiatives. Outcomes: Improvements to infrastructure to better support the educational needs of students and communities.
Developing networks of people and communities, leveraging their collective strengths, actively engaging in their own growth and development while role modeling positive behaviours for their respective communities. Outcomes: Leadership development, networking, and capacity building.
RESPONSIVE & RESPECTFUL
Our approach is one of being responsive to the needs of the people and communities we work with and to be respectful of existing cultural norms and social structures.
EFFECTIVE & TANGIBLE
We strive to be effective in terms of achieving the stated goals of our projects and therefore, make a tangible difference to those we serve.
ACCOUNTABLE & TRANSPARENT
Through extensive monitoring and evaluation, we will communicate all aspects of our projects to our members, our donors, the community at large.