Foundations helps young people (aged 21 to 28 years) who live with a developmental disability to transition from high school to living on their own.

The Foundations program helps young people to:

  • Plan for the future.
  • Get help from other people.
  • Find community information and get involved in community activities.
  • Learn life and work skills.
  • Find a job.

We offer life and work skills training on a one-to-one basis and in groups. Through skills training, we help young people to:

  • Take care of themselves and their homes.
  • Manage their money.
  • Plan and prepare meals.
  • Know their community.
  • Take part in recreational and leisure activities.


To access this service, please contact the local DSO (Developmental Services Ontario) offices.

To find more resources for young people, visit our links pages.

Foundations is a part of our Supported Independent Living (SIL) program.