Our Program

Our goal is to empower and enrich lives through stimulation activities including art exploration, skills acquisition, community involvement and therapies. We focus on the needs of each individual to support their personal growth and well-being.

Contact us to learn about enrolment options and fees.

Types of Programming

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Music Therapy

Music programming is an integral part of our day at Steer Friends. Programs range from recreational music programs to music therapy. Music offers a safe and rewarding place where our friends can be themselves. This program is designed to help our friends communicate, improve focus, self-control and interact with others.

Sensory-Based Learning​

We all experience the world through our senses. We interpret and react to our surroundings based on information the brain receives from our eyes, nose, skin, tongue, and ears. At Steer Friends, we believe sensory based learning techniques are beneficial and encourages development.

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Pet Therapy​

Animals are used in therapy because they can help us relax, minimize stress, and offer a sense of safety and unconditional acceptance that puts us at ease. Animal therapy is an increasingly popular and effective form of therapy, especially for our friends. When people are given the opportunity to play with an animal, it is shown to have health benefits across an incredibly wide spectrum.

Art Expression​

Art has the ability to inspire people and make them see things from a different perspective. Whether it’s painting a portrait, writing a story or playing a piece of music, art stimulates the brain and encourages positive actions in people’s lives. Our art program gives opportunity for self expression and creativity in a warm and comforting setting.

Culinary Fun​

Each week we create some wonderful, tasty treats for our friends to enjoy or take home to their families. We provide a full “hands-on” experience during our cooking and baking activities while adapting kitchen equipment to make cooking easier and safer for our friends.

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Community Outings

We love participating in outings that allow our friends to engage and participation in our community. Our outings included scenic walks, farm visits, bowling, local festivals/activities, skating, swimming, museums, shopping and more!

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Challenger Baseball

Challenger Baseball is Jays Care’s adaptive baseball program, run in partnership with Little League Canada and Baseball Canada, specifically designed to empower individuals living with physical and/or cognitive disabilities. The program teaches athletes living with disabilities the core life skills inherent to baseball, including: teamwork, communication, determination, resiliency, inclusion, support and courage. Challenger Baseball ensures every athlete has the opportunity to play in a fun and safe environment where they learn to become more independent, build confidence, improve their communication skills, and set and achieve their own personal goals.