Outreach & Community Inclusion Programs

CDS is contracted by Community Living BC to provide outreach/community inclusion supports to individuals who have met the Community Living BC criteria of having a developmental disability, FASD and/or Autism and identified deficits in their adaptive functioning skills.

The Outreach supports typically include assistance with daily living activities, whereas Community Inclusion supports center around social integration and building social networks. Along with the outreach supports offered CDS/TACL also offer a variety of groups that are designed to assist individuals to build their skills and develop friendships in the community. These groups are designed to meet the demand of the individuals supported and do change over time to ensure constant growth and development.

Peer Group

Peer group is a weekly community inclusion group ran by Career Development Services (CDS). The main purpose of Peer group is to educate individuals on local resources and increase life skills all within an inclusive environment. We strive to enhance the persons served by increasing their opportunities to local resources, local speakers and activities that all allow for more skill development to increase independence.

Time/Settings/Frequency:

  • Every Tuesday
  • From 3:00 – 5:00 pm
  • Most often at the Community Inclusion Centre located at 1458 Bay Ave, in Trail BC, as well as a multiple of locations throughout the greater Trail area.

Entry Criteria: All persons served by Trail Association for Community Living(TACL) or Career Development Services(CDS) are able to attend Peer group.

Referral Process: All persons served by TACL and CDS are able to be referred to group, an internal referral form is completed and given to the Group facilitator, a copy is stored in the critical information binder

Exit Criteria: Any person who chooses to no longer attend group, has the right to do so and no follow-up is necessary

Social & Recreation Group

CDS Social and Recreation Group

Social & Recreation group is a place where men and women are able to socialize and have fun. In this group participants have the opportunity to partake in community outings in which they may not have been able to without support. Some activities may include tours of the local fire hall or police station, attending sporting events, dinner and a movie or one of many fun outdoor activities in the summer.

Time/Location/Frequency:

Thursday 1:30pm – 7:30pm at CIC*

*Time, day and location may vary depending on planned activity

Entry Criteria: All persons served by Trail Association for Community Living(TACL) or Career Development Services(CDS) are able to attend Social & Recreation group.

Referral Process: All persons served by TACL and CDS are able to be referred to group, an internal referral form is completed and given to the Group facilitator, a copy is stored in the critical information binder

Population Served: Participants over the age of 19 who are interested in participating in socializing while also participating in fun community activities.

Exit Criteria: Any person who chooses to no longer attend group, has the right to do so and no follow-up is necessary

Settings: Community Inclusion Centre, various community locations

Cooking Group

CDS Cooking Group

Cooking group is centered on teaching participants the skills needed to be able to independently prepare dishes in their home. Members are given the opportunity to provide ideas for simple recipes they have always wanted to learn to make and through group participation clients prepare meals on a weekly basis. Members are taught aspects of food safety, use of fresh vs. processed foods and information pertaining to nutrition as outlined by the Canada Food Guide.

Time/Location/Frequency:

Monday 2:30pm – 5:30pm at CIC

Entry Criteria: All persons served by Trail Association for Community Living(TACL) or Career Development Services(CDS) are able to attend Cooking group.

Referral Process: All persons served by TACL and CDS are able to be referred to group, an internal referral form is completed and given to the Group facilitator, a copy is stored in the critical information binder

Population Served: Participants over the age of 19 who are interested in building their cooking skills and developing the ability to cook simple recipes independently.

Exit Criteria: Any person who chooses to no longer attend group, has the right to do so and no follow-up is necessary

Settings: Community Inclusion Centre

Music Group

In the music group, participants come together to collectively participate in social activities through a musical lens. Participants will have the opportunity to play instruments, sing, socialize and learn about the various styles, cultures and genres of music. This group also allows participants to develop healthy social relationships with peers that they may share interests with.

Time/Location/Frequency of Program:

Every Wednesday 3:30pm – 5:30pm at the Community Inclusion Centre*

*Participants will be notified if there is a change in location

Entry Criteria: All persons served by Trail Association for Community Living (TACL) or Career Development Services (CDS) are able to attend Music group.

Referral Process: All persons served by TACL and CDS are able to be referred to group, an internal referral form is completed and given to the Group facilitator, a copy is stored in the critical information binder

Population Served: Participants over the age of 19 who are interested in learning and/or further developing musical skills

Exit Criteria: Any person who chooses to no longer attend group, has the right to do so and no follow-up is necessary

Settings: Community Inclusion Centre and community

Sewing Group

CDS Sewing Group

The sewing group provides both men and woman an opportunity to learn how to sew from small individual projects to larger group projects. Some of the projects the sewing group make are put on display for sale in Thrifty Treasures.

Time/Location/Frequency of Program:

Tuesday 10:00am – Noon at CIC

Entry Criteria: All persons served by Trail Association for Community Living(TACL) or Career Development Services(CDS) are able to attend Sewing group.

Referral Process: All persons served by TACL and CDS are able to be referred to group, an internal referral form is completed and given to the Group facilitator, a copy is stored in the critical information binder

Population Served: Participants over the age of 19 who are interested in participating

Exit Criteria: Any person who chooses to no longer attend group, has the right to do so and no follow-up is necessary

Settings: CIC (Community Inclusion Center)

Theater Group – Silver City Limitless Theatre Company

CDS Theatre Group

The theatre provides individuals with an opportunity to socialize and have fun but they will learn how to put on an entire play from start to finish. This group is open to anyone wanting to act in the play or behind the scenes getting the play ready for production.

Time/Location/Frequency of Program:

Tuesday 1:00pm – 3:00pm at TAAC*

*Date/Time/Location subject to change and as the date of the play gets close there may be more rehearsals added

Entry Criteria: All persons served by Trail Association for Community Living(TACL) or Career Development Services(CDS) are able to attend Theatre group.

Referral Process: All persons served by TACL and CDS are able to be referred to group, an internal referral form is completed and given to the Group facilitator, a copy is stored in the critical information binder

Population Served: Participants over the age of 19 who are interested in participating

Exit Criteria: Any person who chooses to no longer attend group, has the right to do so and no follow-up is necessary

Settings: TAAC Gym

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