The Compass Program is based on the comprehensive curriculum developed by the Adoptive Families Association of BC for youth aging out of government care, and has been modified for youth with disabilities.
Over the course of 16 weeks, participants will complete modules guided by Easter Seals staff, specialized educators and guest speakers. By the end of the program, participants will be more prepared for school, work, independent living and their transition to adulthood. Areas of focus can be adapted on a case by case basis according to the needs and abilities of the group members.
The Compass Program includes modules on:
- Education (highlighting available options for school and funding)
- Employment (how to write a resume/cover letter writing, interview skills, job searching, employability traits)
- Health & Wellness (maintaining physical and mental health, nutritious eating, self-care, how to find help and recognizing when to ask for it, sexual health education)
- Housing (identifying needs, finding and keeping housing, RentSmart)
- Personal Life (financial literacy, taxes, goal setting, support strategies)
Age Group: 17-25 years (This is an approximate age group. Please contact us if you’re outside this age group and would like to participate.)
** You may be eligible to receive funding support from:
Location: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Winter 2021 session will be delivered online for 2 hours per day, 5 days a week, for the duration of the program. Once it is safe to do so, the Compass Program will be delivered in person, in a classroom setting at Easter Seals House in Vancouver.