With a participant-to-staff ratio of 4:1 or better, SYG’s Day Program creates a safe and supportive environment where all individuals feel welcome. It assists in the development and retention of work experience, life skills and social interaction in a group environment.
The participants contribute to an ongoing novel study where they actively listen to the material being presented. Each member is engaged through chapter questions geared to their comprehension level. After the reading portion of the program is complete, members take part in a fun activity based on the chapter.
In our Humanities Program, our skilled facilitator explores a variety of topics and subjects that are of interest to our members. Some topics we have explored in the past are plant cycles, gardening, Canada and more. All topics include a variety of activities and accommodate to various learning styles to teach while also having fun!
Life Skills & Fundraising
This program rotates between a Fundraising Program where members create products for sale in the Sunrise Shop and our Life Skills Program which focuses on creating and maintaining important life skills for our members. Some topics covered in life skills are money management, fire safety, learning to write letters, personal hygiene and public transit. Our fundraising program helps members increase their fine motor skills, their creativity and their independence.
The Baking Program allows the members to become familiar with baking utensils and equipment, their names and how to use them. The members learn about the ingredients used for baking and their nutritional value. It is a social activity that gives the members pride in their achievement of the finished product. Members look over the recipe, gather the ingredients and in teams create the recipe with staff guidance. At the end of the day, members get to take their treats home!
The Fun Friday Program is a day where the members get to enjoy themselves with more recreational style activities. As with all of our programs, there is a life skills element, in the preparation of food, social interaction in the group activities, and lots of laughter. Some examples of a Fun Friday would be going to the local movie theatre, bowling, beach days or themed days!