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Supporting Lifelong Learning


Educational, training and growth opportunities are made available to each person that promotes their strengths, abilities and personal outcomes.

People are supported to develop and maintain independence, problem-solving, social and self-care skills appropriate to their age, ability and culture.

What does this look like?

The organization seeks to discover and document the areas in which the person supported would benefit from and wishes to enhance their skills, learning or educational qualifications.

Information is available for people, their families and support networks in an accessible format that assists them in understanding and outlines the range of education, recreation, leisure, cultural and community events available in their chosen community.

The organization works with government and community resources to facilitate access to longer term education and training opportunities to support people’s personal outcomes and goals.

Staff are knowledgeable of educational and growth opportunities for people in their community that may align with the goals or interests of people they support.

Staff are knowledgeable on how to support people to develop and maintain independence, problem-solving, social and self-care skills.

The organization links with education providers in order to ensure that the particular needs of each person are identified and addressed.

How would you know this is happening? (Evidence)

What you see in systems:

Person Centred Planning and Support Plans document people’s goals, needs and wishes in the area of education and learning.

Accessible information is available to people served, their families and staff to inform them about opportunities.

What you see in actions:

People are offered and supported to engage in lifelong learning.

Staff are aware and knowledgeable of the expectations and opportunities to support the skill development and learning goals of people they support.

Resources to support achieving guideline:

Employability Assistance for People with Disabilities – https://www.gov.mb.ca/wd/ites/vrmanual/index.html

UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities – Right to Education and Lifelong  Learning –


Related Guidelines:

Employment and Meaningful Activity

Supporting Inclusion & Community Participation

Facilitating Relationships, Connection and Social Capital

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