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Life Skills

Self Help/Life Skills Component (Challenger’s Program)

The Self-Help/Life Skills Component, also known as the “Challenger’s Program” as named by the participants, acts as a 16 hour a week drop-in day service for 12-14 adults with developmental disabilities. A calendar of activities and events is created each month by staff with the input from participants and is available for individuals to take home. Activities may include bu103.jpgt are not limited to the following: 

  • In-house worksops such as client rights, circle of cupport and conflict resolutin skills.
  • Guest presenters and workshops such as diabetes awareness and management and healthy living and hygiene presented by Public Health.
  • Life Skills activities such as cooking classes and sewing projects
  • Arts and crafts such as painting, paper mache, pottery and card making.
  • Sports activities such as hiking, swimmming, snow shoeing and tennis.
  • Social Activities such as restaurant meals, holiday celebrations, fundraising events such as Community Dinner/Coffee House, trips to Kamloops for personal shopping, Blazers hockey games and special events.
  • Annual SummerTrips to broaden horizons, explore other communities, meet new people and have fun!
  • Holiday celebrations such as Halloween party and Christmas potluck dinner at the community hall.

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The program typically takes place Monday to Friday between the hours of 9:00am to 4:00pm, however hours of operation may include evenings and weekends on occasion to accommodate special activities/events.  The Challenger’s Program is augmented/runs in conjunction with other Community Living Services and programs that receive funding from other sources such as BC Gaming. The program is closed on statutory holidays.

This program is open adults with developmental disabilities who do not require regular individual staff support to participate.  This program offers a number of group activities with a focus on skill development through workshops and guest speakers as well as social and recreational opportunities. Referrals into the program typically come from Community Living BC, however families and/or individuals can self-refer provided they are clients of CLBC. The program does not charge individuals or their families a fee for services.