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Independent Living Program

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

Participants will learn invaluable life skills like:

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


Program fee: $800
For questions regarding cost of program, please contact the Life Skills Coordinator directly.

Dates: Registration for the 2024 Program, which will run from July 7- 17, 2024 (11 days, 10 nights), is now closed. Check back for updates on the 2025 Program! 

Location: University of Toronto Mississauga campus

The ErinoakKids Family Support Fund is available to those who require financial support to access programming during a time of crisis or financial need. 


For more information on the program, including available supports, please call:

Andrea Cachia, Life Skills Coordinator
905-855-2690 ext. 2684.

Meet ILP Graduate Jayden
Meet ILP Graduate Jayden
Meet Jayden, a proud graduate of the ErinoakKids Independent Living Program. The ILP didn’t only benefit Jayden, but his family, too. His sister was so happy to see him connecting with others. His dad shared that this program taught the family it’s okay to push Jayden a bit out of his comfort zone. His Mom expressed how overjoyed she was watching Jayden become the kind of self-advocate she always knew he could be...