August 2023

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LIFE DIRECTIONS
EMPLOYMENT SUPPORTS
774292 HWY 10 NORTH, FLESHERTON

ANGELA LESSARD
WORKSHOP FACILITATOR
LDWORKSHOPS@SEGSS.COM
CHELSEA BULLOCK
EVENT & MARKETING FACILITATOR
MENTORABILITY
LDEVENTS@SEGSS.COM
CRISTIN O'SULLIVAN
DSW/EMPLOYMENTCOORDINATOR
LIFEDIRECTIONS@SEGSS.COM
RANDY SCHOCH
BUSINESS ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST
LD01DIGITAL@SEGSS.COM
RON FARINO
WORKSHOP CO-FACILITATOR
LDLIFESKILLS@SEGSS.COM
SHANNON HALBERT
DIGITAL OPERATIONS SPEACIALIST
LD02DIGITAL@SEGSS.COM
 
NEW BUSINESS MENTORS IN JULY

ON THE GO DOG GROOMING
DUNDALK

KICKIN' BACK ALPACA RANCH
MARKDALE
EMPLOYMENT SUCCESS UPDATES
April 2023 - present
# of intakes = 34 people
# of mentorships = 13
# of jobs = 10 people
# of job retention = 8 people
Wage range = $15.50 - $27/hr
 
 
We've been busy streamlining our partner support!
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The ONLINE PARTNER PORTAL is now open. It includes our partner registration forms as well as the MentorAbility sign up forms.  You can find them at portal.lifedirections.ca 
To register as a partner, please contact Randy Schoch:
ld01digital@segss.com
To register for our mentorship program, please contact Chelsea Bullock:
ldevents@segss.com

Completing these forms is the first step in receiving a new hire wage subsidy or equity and diversity training as well as 1-1 support from Life Directions Employment Supports.
 
July 18th Kickin' Back Alpaca Ranch in Markdale, Ontario hosted the "After 5 networking event". It was a great turn out where Life Directions were lucky to meet many new and experienced businesses. As well as learning lots about these long-neck beauties.
Fun fact: baby alpacas are called "Cria"
For your own tour head to :
www.kickinbackalpacaranch.com
LIFE DIRECTIONS NOW SERVES DUNDALK, FLESHERTON, MARKDALE, MEAFORD, OWEN SOUND, AND HANOVER.
HERE TO CHANGE SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT.
AUGUST 2023
S.M.A MONTH

Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects the motor nerve cells in the spinal cord and impacts the muscles used for activities such as breathing, eating, crawling, and walking. Work accommodations do not need to be drastic or costly and the needs can vary between individuals.

SAMPLE WORK ACCOMMODATIONS:
  • Flexibility in working from home or switching workdays
  • Having frequent stretching breaks
  • Altered desk heights or computer setup to accommodate wheelchair access
  • Speech-to-text program to reduce typing fatigue

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Angela Lessard
Chelsea Bullock
Cristin O'Sullivan
Randy Schoch
Workshop Facilitator
Event & Marketing Facilitator
Coordinator
Business Engagement Specialist
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