Community Access Program

A CAP participant completing volunteer experience at Mission Mart; they are sorting through books.

Are you 18-24 years old?

Four participants at the Natural History Museum posing in front of a mammoth skeleton display.

Do you identify as having a disability(ies)?

Do you want to fully participate in your community?

A CAP staff member posing with a CAP participant in front of a Bowlarama sign.

Do you live in the Halifax area?

Join our Community Access Program!  Apply below:

If you are filling out our CAP application form on your smartphone, click here to access the application.


A selfie featuring three CAP participants and two program staff at a bowling alley.
Close-up of a CAP participant holding a yellow lizard from Hope for Wildlife.
Two participants peeling vegetables for shepherd's pie during a life skills activity.

Program Details:

  • 9 week pre-employment program
  • Start date: Early 2023
  • As a Community Access Program (CAP) team member you will: 
    1. Participate in life skills activities, which include topics like: learning to budget, shop, and prepare a meal; taking the bus; how to disclose your disability; healthy boundaries and relationships
    2. Complete employability skills and career development workshops. Some topics include: how to manage your time; motivation and goal setting; creating a cover letter and resume; interview skills.
    3. Gain employability skills experience with community partners through volunteer experiences
    4. Engage in social activities chosen as a group (examples include: going bowling, visiting a museum, arts crafts)
    5. Create an action plan to reach employmentvolunteer, or community connection goals
    6. And so much more!

Testimonials:

  • “I really liked the in-person classes and the places we went on Fridays.”
  • “I was taught how to really put my mind and thoughts on what I'm interested in and possibly going further ahead with in the future.”
  • “I met some new friends and I liked the staff and the good teamwork atmosphere.”
  • "I liked everything about CAP!”

Have questions? Reach out to us at cap@ilns.ca or 902-453-0004. 

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