We help people with mental, physical and developmental disabilities

Day Options

The focus at the Gerard Raymond Centre is to help clients to discover their personal qualities and set personal goals.  Day Programs offer individuals with developmental disabilities opportunities to access their communities in areas of Recreation/Leisure, supported volunteerism/ work experience and to support skill development that will enhance individual independence and personal goals/needs.

Through community access, educational opportunities and personal skill development, individuals attending the GRC are offered a variety of day-to-day options to fulfill client’s dreams and goals.

Each individual receives supports based on their unique support needs, from communication to addressing behaviors of concern, to life skill development. Using the Person Centered Planning philosophy, individuals are encouraged and supported to guide their futures at the GRC based on their preferences and choices.

GRC offers several classes that promote personal growth and skill development – Circles (levels I & II), Basic Computer skills, Cooking, Beginners Sign Language, Self Esteem, Music Appreciation, Art, Employment Readiness, and many more!

The GRC often participates in social Activities such as dances, baseball and soccer games at the local parks, floor hockey at the Westmount Fitness Center, day trips to tourist sites, and tours of local services (E.g. STARS, Fire Department).

Gerard Raymond Centre was very fortunate to receive a grant which allowed us to build a multi-sensory room, an excellent support resource, for individuals with sensory issues. The room gives our clients the opportunity to exert and experience control over their environment through direct interaction with the equipment giving them the feeling of independence and choice.

The GRC also offers workshops to our clients based on each individual’s interests and goals and are generally in a morning or afternoon once a week for a period of 13 weeks. Some example of courses offered include Communication & Language, Self-Esteem and Self Worth, Safety Skills & Hygiene, Financial Management, World Knowledge with Human Rights and much more depending on interests of group.