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: Financial Independence and Co-Residency


Module 2 – Post-Secondary and Temporary Care: Income Exemptions and Ongoing Eligibility


Module 3 – Emergency Assistance: Supporting Life Stabilization


Module 4 – ODSP Referrals: Hospitalizations and ODSP Asset Exemptions


Module 5 – Family Violence and Refugee Sponsorship: Calculating Assistance


Module 6 – Singles and Couples Under 18: Establishing Special Circumstances


Module 7 – Disposition of Assets: Impact on Eligibility


Module 8 – Outcome Performance: Participation Planning and Additional Benefits


Module 9 – Compensation Settlements: Assignment of Benefits and Shelter Maximums


Module 10 – Self Employment: Establishing and Monitoring Eligibility