Cultivating Abilities

Group training activities and on-the job work experience in food and agriculture for people with disabilities.

You can apply if you are: 

- Over the age of 15
- Self-identify as having a disability
- Out of school.
- Legally able to work in Canada,
- Find it hard to find work or keep work
- Not receiving Employment Insurance benefits
- Want to find work and keep work

You will get training in :

- Essential Employment Skills
- Interpersonal communication, conflict resolution, Team Building
- Foodsafe Level One
- World host/Serving it Right
- First Aid and WHMIS
- Basic Food Prep Skills & Safe Food Handling
- Agriculture Basics

Program Length (16wks): October 15th 2018 to January 25th 2019

Participants are paid $12.65/hour while training and on the job. Work placements are 10 weeks

Work placements are 10 weeks

To apply:
- Attend an information session at Foodshare: October 2nd or 9th, 10 am to noon
- Complete an Application Form and email or bring it into Nanaimo Foodshare and set up an interview time after you have both forms completed
- Application deadline October 9th, 2018. Interviews start on October 4th

Nanaimo Foodshare Society:
271 Pine St. Nanaimo, BC
(250) 753-9393

Partially funded by the Government of Canada’s Opportunities Fund for People with Disabilities.

Download the Cultivating Abilities - Participant Application Form.