Ontario

People Learning Useful Skills (PLUS) Program

Type of Service

Vocational / Employment

Program Description

Assessment and work adjustment training. Work activity involves light assembly, packaging and the operation of industrial machinery in a factory setting. All participants receive an assessment which identifies employability and socialization skills. Achievable goals can then be set which serve to improve job readiness and increase self-confidence. Each participant receives an incentive allowance based on attendance and there is no time limit on the length of participation. Model of service is psychosocial rehabilitation.

Program Restricted To and/or Specialized For

Serious Mental Illness Clients

Access Information

The first step is a tour of the program. This is arranged by calling the director. A referral form must be completed and two medicals: a physical including a tuberculosis test by the family doctor, and a medical completed by the psychiatrist regarding medications and client stability. The client must be stable on medication and cannot have been aggressive or actively using drugs or alcohol in the past six months. The intake process takes approximately two weeks and there is a waiting list which is approximately one to two months.

User Costs

User Cost No

Referral Contact Information

Phone 416-693-2116 ext. 211

Clients Served

Gender All
Age 16 to 70 years of age.
Catchment Toronto.
Wheelchair Access Yes

Languages

Cantonese English Tamil

Hours

Monday 0800-1600
Tuesday 0800-1600
Wednesday 0800-1600
Thursday 0800-1600
Friday 0800-1600
Saturday
Sunday