Employment Supports

At Community Living Atikokan, we are committed to supporting people with intellectual disabilities in attaining their employment goals. Members can choose from competitive employment within the community or work at a level or pace that is suited to their abilities and interests without the pressure of the competitive job market. We provide individualized support and training at the job site and depending on the nature of the task, this support is eventually withdrawn.

We currently have a wide variety of employment opportunities and a well established customer base. Yard maintenance (grass cutting & snow shoveling), catering, janitorial, laundry and car detailing are our busiest and most successful contracts. We also provide document shredding, collating, vending machine operation, mail pick-up & delivery and decoration rentals.

In addition, we own and operate a successful business called Chips 'R' Us. This seasonal chip stand is popular with the locals and tourists alike. Operation of this establishment provides meaningful employment for 10 – 12 individuals.

What are the benefits?

· Learn and demonstrate new skills & abilities

· Experience new work environments

· Be an integral part of the community

· Build self-esteem by reaching employment goals

· Improve quality of life

· Expand social networks