Services

Community Connections provides opportunities for individuals to develop personal support networks in their community. The scope of these services is based on the identified needs and desires of the individual. An individual may participate in a variety of community life experiences or interactions that assist him or her to develop and maintain relationships with others and access community services and events independently. Program hours are 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.

  • Leisure or recreational activities
  • Communication activities
  • Spiritual activities
  • Cultural activities
  • Educational activities
  • Vocational pursuits
  • Access and utilization of public transportation
  • Community collaborations and social connections
A life skills training and drop in center designed to help individuals optimize their personal, social and vocational competency. In addition to recreational and social activities, the Centre offers a wide variety of training opportunities, including sign language, cooking, computers, personal safety, exercise, music and daily living skills. Programs hours are 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday- Friday.

** There is currently a waitlist for this program**

Provides opportunities for seniors affected by a developmental disability to remain involved in their community and stay mentally and physically active. The program offers a wide variety of activities that are specifically developed for seniors. Program hours are 8:00 am – 3:00 pm, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

** There is currently a waitlist for this program**

Supported Living addresses the desires, goals, strengths, abilities, needs, health, safety and life span issues of persons usually living in their own homes, or with a caregiver or family. Supported living services are generally long-term in nature, provide support for individuals to age in their own homes but may change in scope, duration, intensity or location as the needs and preferences of the individual change over time. Program hours are 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.
An innovative way of allowing people with disabilities to access computer based education and communication tools for work and everyday life. STEPS offer pre-employment training and workshops including: computers, personal care, self-esteem and many others.

This program offers one on one training as well as interactive group courses. Each course is based on the individuals needs and wants.

Provides employment services that assist individuals seeking employment in choosing, obtaining, and retaining integrated employment in the community. Assessment information about the person seeking employment is utilized to target the types of jobs available from potential employers in the local labour market. Job support and routine follow-up with employers is crucial to the long term effectiveness of community employment. Program hours are 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

  • One on one training at the worksite
  • Short term training leading to the individuals independence
  • Long term follow up
This training program is based out of our Community Employment Program. A training program provides a hands on opportunity to teach basic employment readiness. Our supported work program assists in building employable skills and offers a wage benefit while training. The training program has a limited vacancy and all individuals in the program, once their employable skills have been achieved, are encouraged to take the next step of seeking gainful employment in the community with the assistance of our Job Developer.
This service assists individuals to find a shared living situation in which he/she is a valued person in the home and has supports as desired to be a participating member to their community. Providers are screened, monitored and supported.
Respite services facilitate access to time-limited, temporary relief from ongoing responsibility of service delivery for the persons served, families, and/or organizations. Respite homes are screened, monitored and supported.
Community Housing addresses the desires, goals, strengths, abilities, needs, health, safety and life span issues of the persons supported. These services are designed to assist individuals to achieve success in and satisfaction with community living. Community housing enhances the independence, dignity, personal choice and privacy of the persons supported.
The Self Advocate group is open to anyone with a developmental disability. Our Self Advocates consist of two groups; our regular group and our Regional Group. Our Regional group consists of individuals who are long time members of Self Advocates who show initiative and leadership skills. They represent our regular group and our Region. The Regional group participates in regular travel as well as organization of conferences.

If you would like to be a participant, please call our Self Advocate Advisor for more information.

Laura Kiassen – 778-412-9364
Email: wlselfadvocate@gmail.com