CommunityWorks Canada®

CommunityWorks Canada®  is a 12-week after-school program for high school students with autism (ages 15-21). The program helps students with autism gain valuable work experience through volunteer activities in their community.

Supported by peer mentors, CWC participants make important contributions to community organizations while enhancing their work, social, and communication skills.

Now Accepting Applications for 2016-17 (3 separate sessions)

Ages:  15 to 21

Dates: 

             Tuesdays, 4:30 to 7:00 p.m.

             February 7 to May 2, 2017 (no session March 28)

        

             Thursdays, 4:30 to 7:00 p.m.

             January 19 to April 20, 2017 (no session March 30)

 

Location: Weeks 1, 2, and 12 at the Centre for Autism Services Alberta

                  Weeks 3-11 at various community organizations through the Greater Edmonton area

 

To Apply/For more information contact:

Jackie Ryan, Director of Teen and Adult Services

Email: JRyan@centreforautism.ab.ca

 

This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada's Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities Program.

For more information on CommunityWorks Canada®, visit the Worktopia website. 

 

We are seeking Peer Mentors for CommunityWorks Canada®!

Neuro-typical teens and young adults ages 15-21, become a peer mentor for individuals with autism.

  • Make a difference in someone’s life
  • Build leadership skills
  • Gain valuable volunteer experience
  • Make new friends

To volunteer as a Peer Mentor, contact Catherine Buhr, Volunteer Coordinator, cbuhr@centreforautism.ab.ca

Download the Volunteer Flyer

NOTE: We are currently seeking funding support to continue CommunityWorks. To help or receive more information on our funding needs, please contact Gale Davy, Development & Communications Officer by email: gdavy@centreforautism.ab.ca