OUTLINE: S.A.I.D. Program is designed to help people learn about the complexities of social and interactive development. Participants experience the importance of relationships and the interactions with people in their daily lives. The goal of the program is to provide a safe and positive learning environment that can adapt to different peoples’ learning styles. This program was founded with the intent of offering individuals with intellectual disabilities and/or mental health concerns a wide range of educational and work experience opportunities. Structure of the program was designed to focus on life skill training and social skill development rather than a typical classroom instruction format.

STAFFING: Staff to participant ratio is typically 1:3.5; however, staff often accompany participants to a job site to supervise one or more participants. An individual assessment and program plan is designed using a collaborative approach with the participant, families, care-providers and day service staff.

LOCATION: Our program is located at 10-1680 Ellice St.

Cultural Crafting

Recreational Programming

Work Out / Fitness

Group Activities

Multimedia Theatre


Alternative Solutions Day Services:

500 – 717 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, MB, R3G 0M8.

Ph: 204-786-7051,

Fax: 204-774-6468


Components of the program include but are not limited to:

  • Physical Activity
  • Music/Choir
  • Recreation/Leisure
  • Nutrition and Cooking Classes
  • Work Experience & Classes
  • Life-Skills Training
  • Computer Programs
  • Community Exposure & Participation
  • Pre-Literacy/Literacy Classes
  • Anger Management
  • Relationship/Social Skills Training
  • American Sign Language Classes
  • Art Expression
  • Current Affairs
  • Multi-Sensory Environments
  • Interactive White Board