Employment, Day Program & Community Access
WJS Canada day services provide opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities to participate in their community and enjoy a range of leisure activities. Day services are a community-based mix of employment preparation and community involvement. We offer one-on-one and group services operating from agency resources, in the home or in the community. WJS Staff ensure that high needs individuals with special health, behaviour, safety and nutrition requirements meet their health and community support appointments and that families are involved whenever possible. Seniors’ programs offer a slower paced environment and focus on therapeutic recreation and maintenance of current skill and mobility. Individuals in our care are coached in life and coping skills and acquire the tools they need to enjoy life.
Engaging the Community
Activities and programs are both community and home based. Volunteer, health, safety education and other activities enhance quality of life and grow independence. Support includes:
- Developing and maintaining self-help and self-care skills.
- Developing the ability to interact with others, making one’s needs known and responding to instructions.
- Developing community integration skills such as accessing community services.
- Behavior management to help improve behaviors.
- Developing social and recreational skills.
Guiding Career Development
WJS Canada provides a range of job search and career development services, as well as job coaching and placement supports. Staff work closely with community employers and service groups to match employees with employers. We focus on self-sufficiency and positive self esteem and work to increase independence and employability. WJS Staff assist by developing realistic career paths and helping to obtain employment. We assist individuals in working toward financial independence.
Where we Help
WJS Canada has facilities and offices throughout cities and towns in Alberta and British Columbia and support individuals in their homes and in their communities.