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Independent Living Program

Registration is now open for our 2023 Independent Living Program

Applications are due by February 17, 2023. 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

Interviews will take place on Saturday, February 25, 2023 at our Mississauga site, 1230 Central Parkway West, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. The interview will be approximately one hour long. Andrea Cachia, Life Skills Coordinator, will call to arrange an interview time.

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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