Community Participation Program

The Community Participation Program provides individuals with special needs with the opportunity to explore possibilities and sets them on a course to develop to their full potential. Program participants learn and develop employment-related skills and gain on-the-job work experience within the context of an inclusive, barrier free environment. As a client-centred program, the Community Participation Program is designed for individuals who enjoy the outdoors, tactile experiences, animal handling opportunities, and assisting in the day-to-day operations of a working farm. Weekly visits to the Farm help participants develop an awareness and appreciation of nature through observing animal interactions, the cycle of life, and seasonal changes.

Targeted Outcomes

Social Skills
Self-Regulation
Fine Motor Skills
Safety Awareness
Increase Confidence and Self-Esteem
Sense of Belonging
Life Skills
Physical Activity

Schedule

Community Participation Program is organized into four seasonal sessions. Each session costs $65 per participant.

Activities

Animal Care (grooming, feeding)
Custodial Duties
Egg Collection
Horticulture
Property Maintenance
Recycling
Vegetable Harvesting
Wool Processing

Participants

Adults and youth 14 years of age or older with a disability.

Participants must provide their own transportation and be accompanied by a support worker.

To Apply

Contact Eleanor Meredith at 905-655-5827 x 229 or email eleanor.meredith@windreachfarm.org.