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community access services

About our service

Supporting working-age youth and adults with disabilities to achieve their goals in independence, well-being and community, this service typically appeals to people who desire increased community involvement, relationship building and skill development. Individuals in these services are primarily funded through Disability Services and Family Support for Children with Disabilities, departments within the Government of Alberta.

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WELL-BEING

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  • Nutrition Class
  • Gym Workouts
  • Zoology
  • Music Therapy
  • Swimming
  • Singing for Fun
  • Walking Group
  • Hobby Class
  • Organized Sports
  • Be Fit for Life
  • Self Esteem Class
  • Healthy Habits
  • Aerobics
  • Clay Class
  • Drama
  • Art Class
  • Current Events
  • Beading

INDEPENDENCE

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  • Cooking
  • Toastmasters Club
  • Self-Advocacy Group
  • Nutrition
  • Communication
  • Math skills development
  • Budgeting
  • Working with Money
  • City Transit training
  • Sewing
  • Reading, writing and computer use
  • Production Experience (Bottle Depot)

COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS

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  • Group based volunteer placements (Humane Society, Chinook Regional Hospital, Helen Schuler Nature Centre, Soup Kitchen, St. Michael's)
  • Individual volunteer placements (Lethbridge Food Bank, Salvation Army, Volunteer Lethbridge, Streets Alive, etc.)
  • People may be supported to participate in stand alone events or volunteer opportunities
  • People are assisted to become involved with whatever community services or programs they need or want.

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Services are offered weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 P.m.

Individuals must arrange transportation to and from our program for the beginning and end of the day

For information about our services, please contact our Service Co-ordination Team, who will provide you with a tour, a detailed explanation of our services and an application for services. Individuals and guardians then choose which services they are interested in, and, if space and funding are available, an individualized assessment is scheduled. The assessment allows for the individual to experience as many aspects of our services as possible, so, together, we can determine the individual's interests, potential goals and support requirements. Upon completion of the assessment, if the service is a positive match for the individual, a proposal for continued service is submitted to the funder. 


Our Program Director and Team Leaders oversee our Community Access Services within the following teams: NIKES, LIFE, SPICE, Pathfinders & Mosaic. For specific questions regarding an individual's service, please contact the Team Leader or Program Director.