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Life Skills Training and Vocational Supports

CHOICES has a 12 week program developed to assist individuals to learn and adopt life skills such as hygiene, basic cooking and cleaning skills, community safety, basic first aid, living independently, citizenship, rights and resonsibilities.

Employment Services at the Westfield Day Program

Westfield Day Program is located in Flamborough and provides meaningful day supports to adults with developmental disabilities who are 18 years of age or older. Westfield is a large program that focuses on skills building, pre-employment opportunities and literacy skills. This day program offers choices to each individual accessing service by highlighting and focusing on their personal and work related goals established during Person Centered Planning.

Hours of support varies for each individual depending on their needs and service options received, (i.e. shelter day program space, Passport to Community funding). Program activities can be through organized in-program activities or community based programs in nearby Waterdown, Dundas and the Hamilton area. Pre-Employment program training includes assisting individuals to indentify job skills and interests, resume writing, interview skills, job search and some job coaching. Westfield Day Program is able to offer job experience through the paper products program, The Mulberry Bush in Dundas, and the lawn care and maintenance program in house. Westfield is very sucessful with the current work program distributing paper products to other non-profit agencies. This service provides excellent exposure to the individuals we support in regards to job related skills, customer service and satisfaction.