Self Management Programming

reachAbility provides supportive and accessible programs that build capacity for inclusion.



This workshop empowers you to invest in your most important asset: yourself. Identify your strengths in a supportive and comfortable environment.

Age Eligibility 16+ | Duration: 1 Week


● You have skills, let’s explore

● Find your strengths

● Build up your self-confidence

● Create personal goals

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Duration: 2 Weeks | Eligibility: Age: 16+

Practice effective communication skills in a small group setting.


● Identify your most effective communication style

● Manage your stress

● Conflict Management



Duration: 2 Weeks | Eligibility: 18+

Building On Self-awareness & Self-confidence (BOSS) helps you to better manage life’s everyday frustrations in an appropriate way.


● Effects of anger on your body

● Understanding invitations to anger

● Non-violent communication

● Re-frame negative thoughts


One Step Closer

Duration: 2 Weeks | Eligibility: 18+, Income Assistance

If you’re not ready to come to our Halifax location, no problem, we’ll come to you. This intervention supports your first steps towards establishing your goals.


● You have skills, let’s explore

● Find your strengths

● Build up your self-confidence

● Create personal goals

● Speed Meeting Events


Pre-Employment Programming


Transition 101

Move positively forward in your life by joining Transition 101. Everyone’s next steps are different. This program combines one on one and peer support in identifying your next steps.

Age Eligibility 16+ | Duration: 3 Weeks, All are welcome


● Identify your unique path

● Address your barriers

● Start building your tool kit

● Map out your next steps


First-Time Filmmakers

Duration: 1-3 days | Eligibility: Age: 15-23, Youth facing barriers

A unique filmmaking workshop which aims to empower youth by taking a comprehensive look at the filmmaking process guided by film industry professionals.


● Storytelling techniques

● Script writing

● Audio recording and lighting

● Transferable skills


Employment Programming


Employment Boot Camp

Employment Boot Camp is designed to provide the support and guidance needed to secure sustainable and meaningful employment that works for you.

Age Eligibility 18+ | Duration: 20 Days, In receipt of IA


● Effective job search strategies

● Elevating interview skills

● Certifications that matter

● Refine your resume and more!

Success 40

Duration: 40 days | Eligibility: Age: 18+, In receipt of IA

Success 40 provides a more in-depth approach to meeting your employment needs. This intervention is both customized and detailed to ensure your employment success.


● Real-life job experiences

● Putting your best foot forward

● Work with our Job Developer

● Managing your first pay-check


Job Developer

Duration: Based on Individual Needs | Eligibility: Any client 18+ participating in reachAbility programming and working towards employment.

Our Job Developer works closely with individuals pursing success in the workforce, getting to know their needs and abilities, and matching them with the hiring and retention needs of hiring employers.


● Flexible and individualized job search support

● Ongoing support after employment is gained

● Resource for navigating employment barriers

● Advocacy for inclusion and accommodation in the workplace


Steps to Wellness Program: Finding Balance

Part of our commitment to reducing stress for our clients include:

  • Group services

  • Peer-driven groups

  • Mentor opportunities, and more!

We offer ongoing and one-off programming.

Steps to wellness Workshops

reachAbility clients participate in mindfulness based stress reduction, accessible yoga, creative arts and regular music making sessions. The Steps to Wellness program also includes lunch through our reachABLE Food twice a week as we know that a brain needs food to be able to think.

Step sessions reinforce and complement the core theme of building capacity for inclusion in all our clients.such as Art Therapy, Auricular Acupuncture, Meditation, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Coping Strategies, Accessible Yoga, Music Therapy, Media Literacy, Budgeting, Bullying in The Workplace, Boundaries, Animal Assisted Therapy and more!!

Steps to Wellness (STW) aims to support clients to build resiliency; it's an integral part of all the programming we do at reachAbility.
STW workshops bring all clients together for sessions that address stress management and emotional regulation. Clients learn about the role of the brain in our emotions, how to re-frame negative thoughts, and how food can improve a mood.

We’re committed to creating a supportive dialogue both in and out of class. In addition to our Steps to Wellness Workshops, our Steps to Wellness Programming Coordinator meets with all clients, one on one, several times throughout their journey at reachAbility to provide:

  • Professional expertise

  • One-on-one confidential support

  • Skill development and strategies to improve mental health

  • Transferable skills