Young man with down syndrome ready to catch baseball with glove.

Be Engaged

Pathways programs are opportunities for fun, adventures and learning! Professional recreation and program facilitators work with the people we support to identify what they would like to see, do, and learn about.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic there have been changes to our centre-based program offerings. Please contact our Programs Department at the Belleville or Ottawa offices for more information. See phone numbers at the bottom of this page.   

Supporting people their best lives in living

Community Inclusion Programs

Participants of these programs work with staff and each other to identify what and how they would like to do, see, and learn about in the community.

Come explore the program that will help you live your best life.

The Club

Run by participants with staff support, club members organize events and activities such as outings for shopping, cultural celebrations, bowling, and art classes. The Club encourages participants to explore their independence in planning, organizing and executing an event as well as helping others to become more active and engaged in activities.

Transitional Age Youth (TAY) Program

This unique program provides engaging and meaningful activities for young adults with a developmental disability. It supports healthy active living and social growth opportunities as youth transition into adulthood. This program offers adventurous and more challenging activities such as zip-lining, going to a concert, an action movie or even going on vacation.

Recreational Programs

Celebrate skill development and living a healthy, active life. Whether the person is interested in a sport or craft, we connect them with activities that nurture their passions. Our Recreational Programs build and strengthen social networks while connecting people with the communities where they live, work, play and learn.

Passport Program

The Passport Program promotes social well-being, with the goal to promote independence and self-reliance. Funding for this program comes directly from the provincial government and it is up to the person who receives the money to decide how they would like to spend it. Participants with Passport funding can live independently and need not be involved in any other Pathways program. People with Passport funding may choose to pay for specific services; for example, a qualified staff person to assist them with an independent activity in the community or participate in one or more of the activities planned in our Community Inclusion Programs based on interests and goals.

Learn more about accessing Passport Program funding here.

Community Employment

Pathways community employment program develops interests, skills and talents into employment or volunteer opportunities. Dedicated employment facilitators work with participants to unleash their interests and find a suitable match with a local employer.