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Independent Living Program

Registration is now open for our 2023 Independent Living Program

Enrollment is limited.

The Independent Living Program offers clients of ErinoakKids, age 16-19, an opportunity to learn life skills while living in an accessible apartment. Clients will have access to 24-hour attendant services provided by AbleLiving Services Thrive Group.

Note: In person program, planning is underway for the Independent Living Program. If there are any changes due to COVID-19 for Spring/Summer 2023, we will communicate with you as soon as possible.

Learn to:

  • Use public transportation
  • Direct your own services
  • Plan and prepare meals
  • Manage money
  • Set personal goals
  • And much more!

Applicants will complete an interview to identify goals related to independent living, employment and/or post-secondary education. Twelve clients will be selected to participate in the program.

Program fee: $800

Dates and location: July 9-19, 2023 (11 days, 10 nights) at the University of Toronto -  Mississauga campus

How to apply: Online application

Andrea Cachia, Life Skills Coordinator, will call to arrange an interview time at our Mississauga site, 1230 Central Parkway West, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. The interview will be approximately one hour long. 

At this time, applicants who are accepted to the ILP must show proof of vaccination (3 doses) for COVID-19.  

For more information, please call Andrea Cachia, Life Skills Coordinator, at 905-855-2690 ext. 2684.

Photo Highlights from Previous ILPs

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