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Debate on sheltered workshops is heating up in the U.S.

 

As legal action on sheltered workshops proceeds through the courts in the U.S., many in Canada continue to look for solutions to this decades-old approach to supporting people.

Sheltered Workshop

For background information on CACL’s call for an ‘Employment First’ policy, see our study completed last year.  As well, CACL, with support from the CACL Foundation is launching the ‘Generation Yes’ initiative to support community development initiatives that assist young people transition from school to ‘employment first.’  The foundation’s fundraising initiative will be launched in the coming weeks. Watch our Blog for more information on 'Gneration Yes' you can also view CACLs position statement on employment here