"As we continually strive to increase our clients inclusion into the community,
we are reminded of the importance literacy plays in every day life situations.
It can be as simple as reading the ingredients in a recipe to reading the instructions
on a cleaning product. These skills are essential to a person with an intellectual/developmental
disability as they become more inclusive and independent in their communities."
Director of Services West Central Industries (Kindersley, SK)
"This sector has traditionally been under-funded and it is very difficult
to employ vocational trainers with the education and experience to provide proper
services to program participants. Trainers require extra tools and resources
to assist in implementing literacy programs in this unique environment."
General Manager Pipestone Kin-Ability Centre (Moosomin, SK)
"Our philosophy at EDS, Inc was founded on the belief that persons with
intellectual disabilities have the same rights as all Canadians to live, work
and enjoy recreational activities within their own community. Literacy plays
a fundamental role in fully promoting our philosophy."
Program Co-ordinator Estevan Diversified Services (Estevan, SK)
"Our agency provides support and services for people within many areas
of their lives. Our services include Group Home, Semi & Independent Living,
Employment, Vocational Training, Activity Centre, and Developmental Programs.
All of the individuals involved in these programs have a deficit in literacy
skills in one form or another. Over the years we've done our best to provide
effective literacy training programs for our consumers but I'm sure other agencies
can also attest to the fact that it is an ongoing challenge and we would be
very grateful to have some support in our pursuits!"
Director of Programs Rail City Industries (Melville, SK)
"Any resources or information which may help an individual reach their
full potential and help assure a better quality of life will and should be fully
supported by our organization."
Community Employment / Program Co-ordinator Prince Albert Community Workshop Society (Prince Albert, SK)