Empowering through Education
Inclusion happens when everyone is able to use their God-given gifts to contribute within their community. Our college training programs provide the skills and resources that empower people with exceptional needs to play an active role and pursue their dreams.
Culinary Skill Development & Employment Program
This culinary program, a partnership between Humber College and Christian Horizons, provides specific skill based career outcomes in securing paid employment opportunities in the culinary field. The program also encourages inclusion in the education via the teaching by a college culinary chef instructor and local business communities by way of a variety of job placements.
Inclusion through Culinary Skill Development and Employment provides persons with developmental disabilities the opportunity to gain culinary education and practical hands on job skills training within environments that encourage them to live their full work potential. The goal is to equip students to have a substantial advantage for successful employment in entry level food establishments.
The maximum number of students in the program is 15
Participants who successfully complete the program will be able to:
- Understand and apply the specific job-related knowledge they learned, such as Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act, Ministry of Labour-Health and Safety Awareness, on-the-job safety, teamwork and following directions.
- Pass certification in Safe Food Handling, Emergency First Aid, Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHIMIS)
- Demonstrate job success and “soft” skills such as professionalism, positive attitude, good work ethic and appropriate workplace behavior.
- Use the learned skills to improve employability and retain employment after they are hired.
- Meet the standards of learning as set out by Humber College Culinary School.
For those who seek to complete this program, it will allow them the opportunity to live as independently as possible and support their inclusion at a level previously unattainable. The training and education component through Humber College will make a significant difference in the lives of persons with developmental disabilities.
- 18 years of age or older and a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant
- Have a developmental disability
- Desire to work full time, part time or be self-employed in the food industry
- Ability to work semi-independently
- Ability to obtain or have access to transportation (to work placements, Humber College North Campus)
For more information , please contact:
Mary Lou Kelly
Phone: (647) 278-6954
Phone: (416) 666-5787
Phone: (416) 576-9960
Phone: (416) 417-0203
Algonquin College in conjunction with Christian Horizons Ottawa GROW is pleased to offer the following co-facilitated course:
Course Code: FOD0029 | Length of Term: One Semester
Successful food services establishments are based on good quality foods that taste good. The preparation of these foods is prepared by professional cooks and chefs who are part of a professional team. A key member of this team is the Kitchen Steward, who is often referred to as “the backbone” of the kitchen.
Students enrolled in this comprehensive, 15-week Certificate of Completion program will gain an understanding of work as a professional Kitchen Steward through applied and theoretical in-class training at Algonquin College’s Hospitality and Tourism food preparation kitchens. Further to a Certificate of Completion, students in this program will gain their Safe Food Handling (Basic.fst) certificate and their WHMIS (Work Place Hazardous Information Systems) certificate. Concurrent to this training program, each student will be placed in an on-site applied skills training position in order to apply what they have learned in the classroom.
For more information , please contact:
Christian Horizons Ottawa GROW
Phone: (613) 526-9995 x309
Phone: (613) 727-4723 x 5226