LIFE Toronto - Learning Independence for Future Empowerment

by Nadia

I want to let you know about our new program LIFE Toronto for youth ages 19 to 30 who have a physical disability.

Participants can attend all 5 days, or choose to attend only the parts of the program that they are interested in.

Ontario March of Dimes,
10 Overlea Blvd., Toronto

The Life Skills Workshops and Conductive Education - Mondays and Fridays

These are the topics for the workshops:
  • Week 1:
    How to create S.M.A.R.T Goals, Medical Passport

  • Week 2:
    Budget/ Banking, ODSP Credit card workshop, How to be more independent

  • Week 3:
    Active Living Alliance, Living on your own

  • Week 4:
    Healthy Relationships, Self- Esteem building, how to use technology safely

  • Week 5:
    Volunteer opportunities and part time work, resume cover letter, mock interviews

  • Week 6:
    Healthy eating, effects of alcohol & smoking

  • Week 7:
    Bullying workshop, directing my own care

  • Week 8:
    Develop a portfolio

  • Week 9:
    University/ college information, OSAP, self defense

  • Week 10:
    Goal evaluation, banquet

Conductive Education will be for a half day on Fridays.
What is Conductive Education?


Social Outings
- These will take place every Tuesday for 10 weeks. We will be meeting for fun organized activities mainly in Toronto. There will be 3 outings outside of Toronto (for these will will meet at March of Dimes and travel by bus).


Outward Bound Canada - Wednesdays and Thursdays for 10 weeks
Participants will work with OBC instructors in activities based around healthy active living at Evergreen Brickworks.

Please feel free to contact me directly for more information.

Nadia Troisi
Coordinator, Lifespan Transitions Programs
March of Dimes Canada

email Nadia Troisi
Phone: 416-425-3463 ext. 7288
Toll-Free: 1-800-263-3463
Fax: 416-425-1920

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