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For more information about the Community Living Attendant Training Program contact kristopher.hvamb@sci-ab.ca or 780-532-3306.

Community Living Attendant Training Program (CLAT)
Spinal Cord Injury (Alberta) - Grande Prairie

Spinal Cord Injury (Alberta), formerly the Canadian Paraplegic Association (Alberta), in partnership with the Human Services–Alberta Government and Grande Prairie Residential Society, is leading the development of a Community Living Attendant Training Program (CLAT) based out of Grande Prairie. This project is community driven and instructed by people with disabilities and community partners based on the philosophy of consumer/employer directed care. This training program is six weeks in duration and incorporates theory and practical skills into the training to prepare students in providing a flexible array of supports specific to each consumer/employer’s unique independent living needs.

CLAT is scheduled to take place from October 6, 2014  - November 14, 2014 in Grande Prairie and is designed to prepare students to provide care for individuals living in the community who require personal care. Students who complete the program will be able to provide feeding, bathing, and other personal care services for adults, seniors or children living in the community with a variety of physical disabilities.

This is an an affordable (Tuition is only $200!) and excellent way to enter the care-giving profession and may also be of interest for people with family members with personal care needs. Students need to be 18 years of age and have a basic mastery of written and spoken English (ESL level 4). 

We also have volunteer opportunities for individuals with physical care needs who can become directly involved in teaching, observing and providing placements for CLAT students who can then apply their skills in a practical setting. The program is unique in that the people who rely on personal care support are directly involved in presenting the curriculum. This gives students a greater insight into the experiences of adults with care needs and focuses on personal focused care.

For more information, to register as a student or to become a curriculum instructor / volunteer, contact:
Kris Hvamb
Spinal Cord Injury (Alberta) - Grande Prairie Office
kristopher.hvamb@sci-ab.ca or 780-532-3306