Cultivating Abilities

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

Group training activities and on-the job work experience in food and agriculture for people with diverse abilities (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): June 10th to September 27th, 2019. Participants are paid $12.65/hour ($13.85/hr after June 1st) while training and on the job. Work placements with a host employer are 10 weeks.

To apply: 

  • Attend an optional info session at Foodshare: May 14th or 21st 10 am to 12 pm
  • Complete an Application Form, email or bring it in to Nanaimo Foodshare and set up an interview time after you have both forms completed
  • Application deadline May 29th 2019. Interviews start on May 27th.

Apply:
Nanaimo Foodshare Society:
271 Pine St. Nanaimo, BC
(250) 753-9393 Ext. 23
Rhianna.Solomon@nanaimofoodshare.ca

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

Download the Cultivating Abilities - Participant Application Form.