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Education

At CHOICES we demonstrate our commitment to on going education by providing more than 40 hours per employee per year. This education includes mandatory topics that are required by the Ministry of Community and Social Services and Occupational Health and Safety. The annual education includes::

  • Abuse Prevention, Recognition and Reporting
  • Medication Administration
  • Safe Management
  • First Aid/CPR
  • WHIMIS
  • Quality Assurance Measures
  • AODA
  • Health and Safety Awareness Training for Workers
  • Workplace Violence and Harassment
  • Fire Plan and Fire Drill Safety

Open Future Learning

In addition to the above education each employee at CHOICES has access to an educational site called Open Future Learning. This on line learning site provides the employee with 25 learning modules and numerous videos that have been produced with international thought leaders and advocates from developmental disabilities.

Other Education

CHOICES also provides other educational opportunities such as:

  • Person Centred Thinking [on site]
  • Relationships and Sexuality [on line learning]
  • TIP – Transition to Independent Living [end of 2017]

Staff are also supported to attend conferences and workshops that are relevant to the program in which they work.

DSW Apprentice Program

CHOICES is pleased to support the DSW apprentice program. Ask your Program Manager for details.

Tuition

CHOICES offers 50% tuition pay back to full time and part time staff for work related courses. The pay back occurs after the course has been completed and evidence of the course completion is submitted to Human Resources.