CPP – Community Participation Program
L’Arche Sudbury has always been an advocate for ensuring people’s needs are met in the most ethical and responsible way. As of April 1, 2015, L’Arche began implementing shifts to our Vocational Program to better meet the changing needs of our members. We created the Community Participation Services and Supports Program, (CPP) as a means to provide daily support to adults over the age of 18 who are deemed eligible for support through Developmental Service Ontario. This program was specifically created to assist people and add meaningful activities to their day. It is due to our involvement with these local activities in that we can create awareness about L’Arche and continue to shape our visible presence in our local city.
We continue to provide Vocational Services to support people who have a desire to work or volunteer. We have been mandated to support people of all gifts and abilities. We will continue to help people find meaningful places to work or volunteer in our community with the support of a L’Arche Program Assistant, however, our services have expanded to include the following:
- Activities such as personal development, basic life skills training, social and recreational activities, volunteering and other activities that lead to community participation.
- Assistance for individuals who have left school, by providing, innovative community participation.
- To support the development of personal individual support plan (ISP) based on the principles of self-determination, social inclusion, citizenship, choice and to provide services that are reflective of the plan.
In the near future, our program will provide purchased supports and services via Passport Mentoring Service Funding. We ask that all participants inquire about this funding through the Developmental Services of Ontario (DSO). This funding will help us expand the variety of community outlets we pursue.
Our seniors program actively promotes the inclusion of seniors, while giving the broader community a chance to spend time with our core members and learn their many gifts. We were able to create the Sage and Time Art Project thanks to a $25,000 grant that was generously awarded by the Federal Governments New Horizons for Seniors Program. This year-long art program will bring 12 local artists to L’Arche to create collaborative art projects. All the art pieces created during these sessions will be compiled into one final art piece. Afterward, the pieces will be hung in many local organizations throughout the City of Greater Sudbury to further promote our cause.
Once the 12 art pieces are created, we will host an art show to display and reflect on all of the beautiful art that was created within our year-long program.