This is a social enterprise program for teens and young adults on the Autism Spectrum and with other disabilities. During this fun group, we cook and share supper each week and prepare healthy snacks, which we sell in the Fitness Centre of the JCC. Members leave the group with a wage, which they earn through the social enterprise element of the group.
This group is perfect for those who would like to learn the basics of cooking, establish safe skills in the kitchen, build community through the enjoyment of a meal with a group of peers, and learn about food handling & customer service.
WHEN: Weekly from Monday January 13 – Monday February 24, 2020 (no group on Monday February 17)
TIME: 4:30 – 8:30pm
WHERE: mnJCC (South-West corner of Bloor and Spadina) in downtown Toronto – Just south of Spadina Subway Station (The building is accessible)
Who can participate?
We have an inclusive policy and therefore our only criteria for this group are that you must be:
- A teen or young adult on the spectrum, with another developmental difference, or any disability
- Motivated to cook, enjoy food, and excited to meet other people!
- Able to participate (sitting/standing) in a group activity for 4 hours** – the building is fully accessible
- RATIOS: Generally 1 staff member plus 1 volunteer for 7-8 group members
** Additional capable volunteers are available to provide extra support as needed, so contact us if you are unsure about this!
What is the cost? – $375
Cost includes: 5 x four-hour group sessions, a booklet of task-analyzed recipes, safety lessons, as well as a full meal each day, & a wage earned through the social enterprise element of the program!
Please contact Dream Weavers if you have any questions – 647-618-0796 (Amanda) / 416-371-8968 (Mira) or DreamWeaversCollective@gmail.com
REGISTRATION OPENS December 11. To Register, contact the JCC directly at: 416 924-6211 x0
*See flyer for more details*
Dream Weavers: An Occupational Therapy Collective
Dream Weavers is a downtown Toronto grassroots organization founded by two occupational therapists, Mira Etlin-Stein & Amanda Landry. We serve teens & young adults on the Autism Spectrum & with other disabilities. Our goal is to break down barriers and build inclusive communities through offering group programs & private 1:1 sessions in the area of life & employment skills.