Programs

At the end of the day programs are measured by whether or not they have improved a person’s quality of life. 

Programs range from personal care and health, to social skills and employment, and there is considerable interconnection. On any given day a person might participate in a day program, volunteer in the community or work as an employee in one of our social enterprises. While this might meet the expectations of some it could be out of the question for others. We are always working to provide a wide enough range of opportunities to include everyone.

 

Life Enhancement Programs

Our life enhancement programs reinforce quality of life including education, literacy, health and well-being. Healthy lifestyles are promoted through individual and group counselling, fitness, nutrition, and personal health (emotional, sexual, self-esteem and relationships.)

Opportunities provide for social engagement and community volunteering.

PATH Example 2020

 

Social Enterprises

Our Social Enterprises offer skill development and employment in a variety of business and service settings on-site and in the community. 

 

Skill Development Programs

Our skill development programs offer training in work skills and work-related interpersonal skills, habits and attitudes required to be successful in any work setting. Our approach includes workplace education, wellness and pre-employment experience (volunteering, career exploration, job sampling, job shadowing, mobile work crew and work stations).

 

Employment Services

We assist in identifying career paths and providing support to participants. Together we explore interests and identify potential employers. One-on-one job site training and follow up may be included. We also help employers understand the many benefits of hiring adults with intellectual disability and provide ongoing support.

 Employment Services Powerpoint

 

For more information on our various programs contact:

Life Enhancement Programs: Julie Dignan at 902-755-2596     julie@summerstreet.ca

Social Enterprises: Liz LaPier at 902-755-2306     liz@summerstreet.ca

Skills Development Program: Jannesta Sharpe at 902-755-2439     jannesta@summerstreet.ca

Employment Services: Richard Lasalle at 902-755-2560     richard@summerstreet.ca

 

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