Social & Recreational


Social Club-Evening and Weekend

Social Club –The Social Club focuses on developing meaningful relationships while connecting people to their community. The program is self-directed, the first day of the program the participants spend time getting to know one another as well as plan the events that they would like to  participate in. PH staff assists in the facilitation of the planning while informing participants of new events/opportunities in the Durham Region.

Support Model:  1:5
Date: Thursday-Oshawa Mall (Dollar store entrance) -Arrive and leave from same location each week
Time: 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $480/ 12 week session (every week)
Program Dates: Feb 2019

Support Model: 1:5
Date: Saturdays (2 separate sessions)
Time: 1:00 p.m. -4:30 p.m. / 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $480/ 12 sessions (Every other Saturday) 
Program Dates: January 19th, Feb 2, 16, March 2, 16, 30,
April 13, 27, May 11, 25, 
June 8, 22 -2019

Social Club is a group-based program, for those who desire to develop their social skills and social independence in a friendly environment.

The Social club takes place at various locations throughout Durham Region, with Participants choosing the activities and developing the schedule. Social Club is committed to connecting people to their communities by participating in a variety of community-based activities.

**Thursday Social Club uses public transit to get to each scheduled outing and will require a bus pass.

** Saturday Social Club sessions start and finish at the designated outing as participants do not utilize public transit.

For more information contact Heather Hall, Service Manager-Community Supports and Respite at

Life Readiness Program (LRP) 2019

LRP is a 5 day overnight summer respite program where people can experience independent living.  The program is designed to enhance skills through supported learning opportunities. Areas of focus include: Budgeting, community access, public transit, grocery shopping, meal preparation, personal care/grooming and laundry. At the beginning of the week each participant identifies a skill they would like to develop, the staff at the program then assist each participant in the development of their goal.

Program: 1 week Summer Respite Program
Support Model:1:6
Dates: July 1-5, July 8-12,  July 15-19, July 22-26,  July   29-Aug 2
Cost: Pending our funding- $450 per person

Life readiness (LRP) program is based out of the Durham College Residence. Participants arrive at 9:00 a.m on the Monday and depart on the Friday at 4:30 p.m. This program focuses on independent living skills through supported learning opportunities and practical real-life experiences.

Trained Facilitators work with the participants to set objectives for skill development and provide guidance in attaining their goals.

Areas of focus include, but are not limited to:

  • Independent living Budgeting
  • Community awareness
  • Public Transit
  • Meal preparation
  • Grocery shopping
  • Laundry 

For more information contact Heather Hall, Service Manager-Community Supports and Respite at