Easter Seals Compass Program Online

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When

Monday, October 2, 2023    
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Event host

Easter Seals BC/Yukon

[email protected]

Compass is designed to help young adults with disabilities be more prepared for school, work, independent living, and their overall transition to adulthood. Students will learn new skills that will foster courage, confidence, and independence, and help them live as independent, empowered adults.

The Compass Program includes modules on:

  • Education (highlighting available options for school and funding)
  • Employment (how to write a resume/cover letter writing, interview skills, job searching, employability traits)
  • Health & Wellness (maintaining physical and mental health, nutritious eating, self-care, how to find help and recognizing when to ask for it, sexual health education)
  • Housing (identifying needs, finding and keeping housing, RentSmart)
  • Personal Life (financial literacy, taxes, goal setting, support strategies)

By participating in this life skills program, students will:

  • Increase their ability to function more fully in the home, workplace, and community.
  • Learn life skills that will support their readiness for next steps and reduce barriers in taking those steps.
  • Develop clear and realistic goals and a detailed action plan that outlines next steps towards self-sustainability and permanency.
  • Experience an increased capacity towards employment or education.
  • Develop leadership skills to facilitate learning among peers on topics they are passionate about.
  • Experience work in teams and individually to practice your communication and decision-making skills.
  • Increase self-esteem and confidence by achieving goals.
  • Achieve more success in their life by gaining a better understanding of limiting beliefs and tools to change their mind.
  • Develop knowledge and skillsets around maintaining personal health and wellness.

Compass is offered online or in person this year (see our other listing or visit our website to learn more about in person)

Age Group:

17-27 years (This is an approximate age group. Please contact us if you’re outside this age group and would like to participate.)

Cost: $250

Dates & Location:

Online

    • October 2 – December 22
    • No classes Oct 9 (Thanksgiving)
    • 2 hours per day, 3 days a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
    • 3:30pm-5:30pm
    • Zoom links will be provided

In-Person

    • October 3 – December 21
    • No classes Oct 9 (Thanksgiving)
    • 3 hours per day, 2 days a week (Tuesday, Thursday)
    • 1:00pm-4:00pm
    • Easter Seals House Classroom – 3981 Oak Street, Vancouver
Easter Seals Compass Program Online

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