The life skills program focuses on developing and strengthening the transferable skills used in one’s daily life. In this aspect of the Creating Alternatives program, participants are encouraged to grasp and strengthen skills to develop a greater sense of independence.
Participants have the opportunity to work in a fully equipped kitchen, learning to bake, fry, chop, and portion out various food items. Participants in this program will acquire knowledge of kitchen and food handling safety, explore and research various international recipes, prepare ingredients, complete small meal preparations, and acquire the skills to create non-stove top items.
Practising daily chores including loading/unloading the dishwasher, ensuring cutleries are clean, table setting, and warranting the floors are swept/mopped/vacuumed are also promoted within this program. Other household skills such as dishwashing, laundry, gardening, dusting, sanitizing, and organizing various spaces, are all explored in this program.
Grocery shopping is a central aspect of the life skills program. In this area, participants have the opportunity to create grocery lists, learn to navigate local grocery stores, ensure all groceries are put away in their appropriate places, as well as practice money management and different social exchanges.