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): February 11 to May 31, 2019. Participants are paid $12.65/hour while training and on the job.

Work placements with a host employer are 10 weeks

To apply: 

  • Attend an optional info session at Foodshare January 14 or 21, 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 January 30, 2019. Interviews start on January 28.

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.

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