OW Directives & SAMS Training - Life Stabilization

Each of the Modules in Directive training introduces / revisits and enriches core professional competencies in coaching, communicating and problem-solving to achieve the following:

  • Promote a better understanding of the behavioural effects of trauma, scarcity, poverty and social exclusion
  • Provide an opportunity for staff to reflect upon and plan their reactions and responses to client behaviours
  • Better support non job-ready clients with multiple barriers to education, training and employment in their movement to improvement (e.g., mental health and substance use issues, unstable housing, precarious work history, family conflict)
  • Help staff identify where and how Life Stabilization can support a client’s progress along the employability continuum
  • Address the skills necessary for better client problem identification and referral
  • Enrich staff capacity to interact more effectively with community partners
  • Provide a conceptual, competency-based framework for client problem-identification, appropriate intervention choices and case documentation
  • Present a common vocabulary for case conferencing and collaboration
A total of 66 hours for Modules 1 through 10 or select only applicable Modules that are desired.

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Module 1 – Living with Parents and Co-Residency


Module 2 – Post-Secondary and Temporary Care


Module 3 – Emergency Assistance


Module 4 – Referrals to ODSP and Applicable ODSP Processes


Module 5 – Refugees and Sponsorship


Module 6 – Couples Under Age 18 and Under 18 Singles Under Special Circumstances


Module 7 – Asset Limits, Squandered Assets and Inadequate Consideration of Assets


Module 8 – Outcomes, Participation Agreements, Employment Benefits


Module 9 – Compensation Settlements, Shelter Allowance Maximums


Module 10 – Self Employment Training