This is a new pilot program commencing September 2018 designed to support student’s transition to adult life. The program is a full time community based program with an emphasis on employment, community inclusion, and life skills that are meaningful and related to the individual needs of each student. Person-centred planning will be used in planning goals and objectives to suit the unique needs of each student. All students will participate in on-going work/volunteer experiences and activities that foster community inclusion and participation.
- must be eligible for CLBC services
- ability to participate in community based program-this is not a centred based program
- in their last year of high school (turning 19 between July 1-June 30th)
The goal of this program is for an increased level of independence and participation in community based settings. Students who complete this program will continue with CLBC with a wide range of support options.
Currently, this is a pilot project and any future referrals will be made through the DRT - Transition.
Staffing (VSB funds)
1.0 FTE VSB teacher
2.0 SSA VSB
Support from DRT for collaboration and planning with all staff and communication with community agencies
Referrals must be submitted to the District Resource Teacher for Secondary Transition. There will be parent/student information meetings in the late Fall of each year and application packages will be given out at the meeting. Students are accepted based on meeting criteria and on a first come first served basis.
Capacity and Staffing
10 students per program
2.0 support staff provided by community agency-funded and hired by CLBC (these are community staff not VSB SSAs as they will have a background in employment and community inclusion.