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Vita CLS offers community participation programs through various organized day and vocational activities. All the programs are geared to individual’s abilities and based on person- directed planning.
Programs include educational workshops offered through Vita’s personal development trainings (i.e. abuse awareness and prevention, relationship training, boundaries training, making and maintaining friendships group etc.)
- All programs are supported by highly trained and motivated Vita employees.
- Several locations are available in Toronto and York region
- Locations are wheelchair accessible
- Fun filled fine and gross motor skills activities
- Arts and crafts themed activities depending on season/holiday/occasion
- Access to a variety of VITA's sensory rooms
- Community trips (half and full day planned events) to local attractions
- Participation in VITA's Book Club
- Cultural awareness activities
- Various outdoor activities usually in the warmer weather months
- Food handler training
- Computer classes
- Sewing classes
- Preparation of nutritious snacks and simple meals
- Money management and shopping skills development class
- Music appreciation and Karaoke challenge
- Health and wellness activities
- Delivery of meals on wheels
- Option to participate in summer vacation trips
Learning U offers a dynamic program of classes addressing a wide range of skills and interests. Classes range from a few hours to several weeks – all targeting developing specific skills or enhancing talents in people with intellectual disabilities.
This program assists its members getting ready for the workforce by teaching the following skills:
- Preparation for Interviews Completing Resumes
- Job Coaching
- ODSP matters
- Dress for Success strategies
- Finding a Job Within Individual's Community
- Providing occasional but ongoing support at the work place
- Volunteer Work
- Resume writing
- Job searching
- Mock interviews
- On the job training
Work Experience is a bridge program between our day program and obtaining a volunteer or paid work experience in the community. This program offers skill building in the areas relevant to job acquisition in the community, either in a group setting or through one to one support.
Members may start out working in a group setting with the support of staff and then move on to semi-independent or fully independent work placements depending on the each member's skill and comfort level. The program also gives the members an opportunity to expand their life skills and participate in recreational activities.
Some of the placements the members work or volunteer at are: Shoppers Drug Mart, Tim Hortons, Canadian Tire, Busy Bee Tools, Globo Shoes etc.
Life Skills of the program focuses on: monthly program planning, weekly menu planning, budgeting and grocery shopping, cooking and baking, computer skills development, pedestrian training, transit use training (TTC and YRT)
Youth (16+) and adults are welcome to weekend programs.
Participants will have an opportunity to work on a pottery projects as well as learn about all the necessary pottery tools. The class consists from work on the Greenware and Bisque products from beginning to staining, painting and glazing.
Participants will have an opportunity to bake easy treats from scratch and compile a book of easy to make recipes by the end of the course.