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Skills To Reach Independence & Versatility Everyday


Weekly Life Skills Program through the Art of Cooking


  • Weekly program, Wednesday evening

  • 5:00pm-9:00pm

  • We will be cooking a variety of dinner meals

  • Location:  North York

  • Maximum of 8 participants

Teaching critical skills through fun and socialization

Practical Life Skills:

Shopping, money, measurements, social, basic math, handling

Kitchen equipment, sequencing, planning, executive functioning


Emotional Well Being/ Mindfulness skills:

Social (with peers and adults), Educational (see above)

Life skills to support advancement to independence: 

Home and outside, retail, shopping, money handling, critical life skills. 


5:00pm: plan the night

(set up menu, job assignments, shopping tasks, who is doing what, roles for cooking etc)

5:30pm – 6:30pm:  shopping (each person will purchase their required groceries - paid by Karma)

6:30pm - 7:00pm: prep/cooking (each participant will be involved in all stages of prep and cooking)

7:00pm - 8:00pm: eating and clean up

8:00pm - 9:00pm: social (games, discussions etc)


Note on Covid: Must be fully vaccinated

Kitchen skills

Cutting -how to handle a knife

Mincing -holding and slicing the food

Boiling water -proper amount H20 & watching to ensure it safe

Kitchen Equipment handling

Safety awareness -moving around thekitchen and stove

Proper handling of food - food safety

How to use the oven -on/off temperature

How to use the stove -on/off & watching


Life skills

Visiting the grocery store

Picking out the groceries

Using money /Paying for the groceries

Healthy choices and eating

Interacting with others


This program was recently featured on CityNews Toronto

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