Life Skills Day Program

Life Skills Program Benefits
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The  Life Skills Day Program is an innovative farm-based day program for adults 18+ with special needs, particularly those with cognitive delays. The program currently runs weekly on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday year round, with additional days to be added in the future. Sunrise provides the opportunity for participants to practice and learn new skills in a supportive, safe and structured environment. Activities are designed to match participants’ capabilities, with the goal of having of each participant reach and work at their fullest potential.


The program presently runs on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays year round, from 9:00am- 3:00pm.


Activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Horse care & handling
  • Farm chores
  • Horse knowledge & stable management
  • Gardening & maintaining the flower and vegetable beds
  • Cooking & baking
  • Life skills building
  • Painting & crafts
  • Seasonal activities


All interested applicants are required to complete an application and intake form, as well as visit Sunrise for an intake meeting with the Life Skills Coordinator. This meeting allows for the Life Skills Coordinator and the applicant to meet each other as well as determine goals which the interested applicant would like to work towards. After the intake, applicants are able to book a trial day to observe and participate in various activities to assess whether the Scotiabank Life Skills Day Program will meet the needs and personal goals of the participant.


We hope you can join us for some farm-based learning and fun!

Program Benefits

Through skill building and collaborative learning, participants directly benefit in many ways. The observed benefits are:


Katie Bergin, Life Skills Coordinator
Email: [email protected]
(519) 763-5517 (Life Skills House)


Thank you to Scotiabank for their support (2015-2018).


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For the safety and enjoyment of all our participants, please note that Sunrise Farm is a smoke, alcohol and drug-free environment.
In fairness to the animals that work in the Sunrise program, no dogs or other pets are allowed on the premises, unless scheduled by the staff for specific events.
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