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Neil Squire Solutions

A Little Technology, A Lot of Independence

We’re excited to announce that our new Solutions website is live! Watch our new video (below), read our Solutions blog, and follow Solutions on Instagram.

Neil Squire Solutions: A Little Technology, A Lot of Independence
Click on the image to watch the video. This will take you to a new window.

Farah’s “Journey to Success”

A Solutions for Employment Success

Farah, who was working part-time in a senior facility as a Dietary Aide, was interested in upgrading her qualifications when she was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis and arthritis. “I started feeling low every day with my health problems,” she says.

hands writing on a sheet of paper with laptops in the background

She was referred to the Neil Squire Society’s Solutions for Employment program, which helps people with disabilities and injuries find and maintain employment. The team worked with Farah to figure out her strengths and how to best upgrade her skills.

Eventually, Farah went back to school at the age of 50 and graduated with a Diploma in Social Services. At the same time, she participated in the Neil Squire Society’s Computer Comfort program to hone her computer skills.

Today, Farah is working as a Settlement Worker. “I am still in contact with [my case manager] and always take her advice where I need,” she says. “She is my mentor, without whom I would not be able to complete my journey to success.”

Visit our website to read Farah’s success story.

Cody’s First Job

A Working Together Success

Cody, who has autism, is an enthusiastic 15-year-old who wanted to have a “real job” so he could earn some money. His intellectual disability means his processing may be a bit delayed, but his will to do his best is always on point.

Roch Fortin and Cody

Through the Neil Squire Society’s Working Together program, Cody was connected to Maple Roch, a social enterprise that procures and sells maple syrup.

Over the summer, Cody played an important role in the day-to-day running of the business. He greeted customers, stocked products on shelves, prepared and served energy drinks made with maple syrup, and helped keep the shop clean. He also created posters and signage for use at the farmer’s market.

“Cody is an excellent worker. His enthusiasm is amazing! He loves to come here every single day,” says Mirjana, the Office Coordinator at Maple Roch. “[The Working Together program] could change an entire generation of those that are vulnerable, and an entire mindset of employers and employees.”

Although Cody is back at school now, he has been offered employment at Maple Roch for next summer!

Visit our website to read Cody’s success story.

Our Programs

Working Together

Computer Comfort

Technology@Work

Makers Making Change

Online Learning

Solutions – Assistive Technology

Solutions for Employment

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