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Access Programs for People With Disabilities

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Watch for Information Sessions for our Work Exploration or Job Preparation Programs for September 2017

See either the Work Exploration or Job Preparation Programs web page for eligibility and more program details.

The Access Programs for People with Disabilities teach the essential skills to become successful students, capable employees and valuable members of the community.

Program Goals

Access Programs for People with Disabilities (APPD) programs and services provide post-secondary education for adults with various disabilities. These programs and services work together to prepare students for employment, volunteer work or further education.

Program Options

  1. Work Exploration is designed to provide information to students about work opportunities.
  2. Job Preparation is designed to meet the vocational needs of students seeking competitive employment.
  3. Vocational Skills Training has in the past offered two programs designed to provide specific skills training and work experiences.  These programs are not being offered as they are currently on hiatus.  Please revisit this site later in the year for updates.

All Vocational Skills Training Options are currently on hiatus:

Admission Requirements

Program-specific details are outlined in the program option sections listed above.


APPD students

Employment Potential

APPD programs are designed to develop work-related skills, increase self-awareness and increase self esteem. With instruction and training, students work toward realizing their employment and personal potential.


A Certificate of Completion is awarded to students who have successfully completed an APPD program.

Contact Us

For more information,contact Bryn Poirier at or by calling 604.599.3095.