Category Archives: Upgrading and Training

Graduation day! Culinary Arts program Christian Horizons and Humber College

The Culinary Arts Program led by Christian Horizons and Humber College was by far the best post-secondary experience Maddie has ever had. The job coaches worked very hard to find suitable restaurant placements for every student. Students were placed in … Continue reading

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Help the Mavericks Become Baristas!

Common Ground Cooperative has been working to offer meaningful employment to adults with developmental delays for many years. And now, The Coffee Shed has launched a new campaign to enhance their already excellent program. Made by Mavericks is the brainchild … Continue reading

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Cleaning mussels and chopping kale

There are very few post-secondary options for adults with developmental delays and even fewer that are as meaningful as Maddie’s Culinary Employment Skills program. The combination of in-class and hands-on learning paired with dependable support from skilled instructors and job … Continue reading

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Culinary arts pilot program

Maddie has started a new culinary arts program. Run jointly by Christian Horizons and Humber College, it is a 9 month program for adults with developmental delays. They learn a whole range of culinary employment skills with in-class and workplace … Continue reading

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The power of connections

At a recent Lights networking meeting, more than two dozen family members and young adults spent an evening exploring questions and ideas about independent housing options. The young (and not-so-young) adults met together to share their dreams about the type … Continue reading

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Maddie was voted in!

Maddie is now a partner in Common Ground Co-operative ! She spent a year in the foundation program developing life and work skills and completed placements in the coffee shed and Lemon and Allspice Cookery. After that, the partners voted … Continue reading

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Project Work

 September is the real start to the new year, but for young adults who have finished high school, it’s a struggle to patch together an everyday life of work or continuing education. Project Work  offers supported employment programs for people … Continue reading

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