WHAT WE DO

Programs

If cost is a barrier to accessing any of ASNL’s programs, please contact our Client Services
Manager, Alicia Penney at 709-722-2803 ext 232 or apenney@asnl.ca

 

Current

Community Recreation

Wallnuts Climbing Program

In small groups of 3 children will work with 2 of Wallnuts coaches to learn rock climbing skills. Caregivers are asked to accompany their children during the first lesson and if needed, maybe asked to continue attending to support their loved one. contact Danielle@asnl.ca for more information on this program

Age Group: 6-11

When: Sundays 8:00am-9:30am

Where: Wallnuts- St. John's

Length: 4 weeks

Cost: $129 (payable to Wallnuts)

Wallnuts Climbing Program

Wallnuts Climbing Program

In small groups of 3 children will work with 2 of Wallnuts coaches to learn rock climbing skills. Caregivers are asked to accompany their children during the first lesson and if needed, maybe asked to continue attending to support their loved one. contact Danielle@asnl.ca for more information on this program

Age Group: 6-11

When: Sundays 8:00am-9:30am

Where:Wallnuts- St. John's

Length: 4 weeks

Cost: $129 (payable to Wallnuts)

Digital Game Creation

Grades 4 and up; for those interested in design, animation and coding. Contact Danielle@asnl.ca for more information

Age Group: Grades 4 and up; for those interested in design, animation and coding

When:

Where: Sassy Tuna, 736 Water Street, St. John's Saturdays

Length: Based on clients needs

Cost: 90 per month (annual), $95 per month (bi-annual), $100 per month (monthly subscription + $5 processing fee)

Digital Game Creation

Digital Game Creation

Grades 4 and up; for those interested in design, animation and coding. Contact Danielle@asnl.ca for more information

Age Group: Grades 4 and up; for those interested in design, animation and coding

When:

Where:Sassy Tuna, 736 Water Street, St. John's Saturdays

Length: Based on clients needs

Cost: 90 per month (annual), $95 per month (bi-annual), $100 per month (monthly subscription + $5 processing fee)

Art Classes

Grades 2-5; for those interested in design, animation and art. Contact Danielle@asnl.ca for more information on this program

Age Group: Grades 2-5; for those interested in design, animation and art

When: Thursdays and Saturdays

Where: Sassy Tuna, 736 Water Street, St. John's

Length: Based on clients needs

Cost: $90 per month (annual), $95 per month (bi-annual), $100 per month (monthly subscription + $5 processing fee)

Art Classes

Art Classes

Grades 2-5; for those interested in design, animation and art. Contact Danielle@asnl.ca for more information on this program

Age Group: Grades 2-5; for those interested in design, animation and art

When: Thursdays and Saturdays

Where:Sassy Tuna, 736 Water Street, St. John's

Length: Based on clients needs

Cost: $90 per month (annual), $95 per month (bi-annual), $100 per month (monthly subscription + $5 processing fee)

WILD Outside

15-18; for those interested in outdoor adventure (hiking, kayaking, skiing) and wildlife conservation. Contact Danielle@asnl.ca for more information on this program

Age Group: 15-18; for those interested in outdoor adventure (hiking, kayaking, skiing) and wildlife conservation

When: Various locations around metro

Where: Bi-weekly; weekends

Length:

Cost: Free; offered in partnership with the Canadian Wildlife Federation

WILD Outside

WILD Outside

15-18; for those interested in outdoor adventure (hiking, kayaking, skiing) and wildlife conservation. Contact Danielle@asnl.ca for more information on this program

Age Group: 15-18; for those interested in outdoor adventure (hiking, kayaking, skiing) and wildlife conservation

When: Various locations around metro

Where:Bi-weekly; weekends

Length:

Cost: Free; offered in partnership with the Canadian Wildlife Federation

Adaptive Needs, Cygnus Gymnastics

A free play class for children with exceptionalities. Kids can explore the facility and learn to move in play with a caregiver in our safe and encouraging environment. This class is the only class offered in the facility at the time slot to provide the most focused, student-centered care. contact Danielle@asnl.ca for more information on this program

Age Group: 6-18

When: Saturdays, 4:30 PM

Where: Cygnus

Length: 11 Weeks

Cost: $165 plus membership fees.

Adaptive Needs, Cygnus Gymnastics

Adaptive Needs, Cygnus Gymnastics

A free play class for children with exceptionalities. Kids can explore the facility and learn to move in play with a caregiver in our safe and encouraging environment. This class is the only class offered in the facility at the time slot to provide the most focused, student-centered care. contact Danielle@asnl.ca for more information on this program

Age Group: 6-18

When: Saturdays, 4:30 PM

Where:Cygnus

Length: 11 Weeks

Cost: $165 plus membership fees.

Horse Discovery

In small groups with CANTRA Certified instructors participants explore stable management, horse care, grooming, horse handling and leading. contact Danielle@asnl.ca for more information on this program

Age Group: All Ages

When:

Where: Rainbow Riders Therapeutic Riding Facility, St. John’s

Length: 4-6 weeks

Cost: $40 per session

Horse Discovery

Horse Discovery

In small groups with CANTRA Certified instructors participants explore stable management, horse care, grooming, horse handling and leading. contact Danielle@asnl.ca for more information on this program

Age Group: All Ages

When:

Where:Rainbow Riders Therapeutic Riding Facility, St. John’s

Length: 4-6 weeks

Cost: $40 per session

Private Swim Lessons

in one on one swim lessons individuals are taught water safety, swimming skills and engage in water fun. For more information, contact Danielle@asnl.ca

Age Group: All age welcome

When: evenings and weekends

Where: The Aquarena, St.John’s; The Summit Centre, Mount Pearl; CBS Recreation Complex, CBS

Length: 7-8 weeks

Cost: $160

Private Swim Lessons

Private Swim Lessons

in one on one swim lessons individuals are taught water safety, swimming skills and engage in water fun. For more information, contact Danielle@asnl.ca

Age Group: All age welcome

When: evenings and weekends

Where:The Aquarena, St.John’s; The Summit Centre, Mount Pearl; CBS Recreation Complex, CBS

Length: 7-8 weeks

Cost: $160

Pre-Employment Programs

EmploymentWorks

12 week-long program designed for individuals who want to enter or return to the workforce, and who are interested to developing and practicing the skills needed for successful employment. Contact Lisa Lovell at llovell@asnl.ca

Age Group: 15+ (no longer attending high school)

When:

Where: In-person in St. John’s and virtual options available

Length: 12 weeks

Cost: No cost; funded by Government of Canada’s Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities Program

EmploymentWorks

EmploymentWorks

12 week-long program designed for individuals who want to enter or return to the workforce, and who are interested to developing and practicing the skills needed for successful employment. Contact Lisa Lovell at llovell@asnl.ca

Age Group: 15+ (no longer attending high school)

When:

Where:In-person in St. John’s and virtual options available

Length: 12 weeks

Cost: No cost; funded by Government of Canada’s Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities Program

Transitions

The Transitions Program aims to identify the strengths and interests of participants as they take part in employment and meaningful community involvement beyond high school.

This program provides a full year of classroom learning, enriching community volunteerism, job shadowing, and onsite paid work experience to build the confidence, interests and resumes of participants. Participants are paired in groups of 3 and take part in the Transitions Program for 3 hours a day, 3 days a week. The program includes a 3-month onsite paid work experience (9 hours a week) from January-March with ASNL’s social enterprise The Pantry Café and Gardens as well as the opportunity to take part in WHIMS and Emergency First Aid trainings.

Transitions is designed for participants who are:

  • 18+ years old
  • comfortable working in small groups
  • comfortable with a check-in style supervision ( 1 staff member supporting 3 participants)
  • wanting to build their resumes though paid work placements, volunteerism and job specific trainings
  • interested in connecting with peers who are also navigating the transition to adulthood

The Transitions Program is fully funded through the Department of Immigration, Population Growth and Skills, Government of NL.

 Registration process takes place annually, late July into early August. 

 

Age Group: 18+

When:

Where: Elaine Dobbin Centre for Autism, St. John’s

Length: September to August

Cost: No cost; fully funded by the Department of Advanced Education and Labor

Transitions

Transitions

The Transitions Program aims to identify the strengths and interests of participants as they take part in employment and meaningful community involvement beyond high school.

This program provides a full year of classroom learning, enriching community volunteerism, job shadowing, and onsite paid work experience to build the confidence, interests and resumes of participants. Participants are paired in groups of 3 and take part in the Transitions Program for 3 hours a day, 3 days a week. The program includes a 3-month onsite paid work experience (9 hours a week) from January-March with ASNL’s social enterprise The Pantry Café and Gardens as well as the opportunity to take part in WHIMS and Emergency First Aid trainings.

Transitions is designed for participants who are:

  • 18+ years old
  • comfortable working in small groups
  • comfortable with a check-in style supervision ( 1 staff member supporting 3 participants)
  • wanting to build their resumes though paid work placements, volunteerism and job specific trainings
  • interested in connecting with peers who are also navigating the transition to adulthood

The Transitions Program is fully funded through the Department of Immigration, Population Growth and Skills, Government of NL.

 Registration process takes place annually, late July into early August. 

 

Age Group: 18+

When:

Where:Elaine Dobbin Centre for Autism, St. John’s

Length: September to August

Cost: No cost; fully funded by the Department of Advanced Education and Labor

STEP (Students Transitioning into Employment and Post-Secondary)

Year-long program designed for high school students to build self-awareness and skills through structured learning sessions and volunteerism with the ultimate goal of identifying appropriate employment or post-secondary choices upon school leaving.

Age Group: 16-21

When:

Where: Offered across the province

Length: October-June

Cost: No cost; funded by Exon Mobil, RBC and the Fry Family Foundation

STEP (Students Transitioning into Employment and Post-Secondary)

STEP (Students Transitioning into Employment and Post-Secondary)

Year-long program designed for high school students to build self-awareness and skills through structured learning sessions and volunteerism with the ultimate goal of identifying appropriate employment or post-secondary choices upon school leaving.

Age Group: 16-21

When:

Where:Offered across the province

Length: October-June

Cost: No cost; funded by Exon Mobil, RBC and the Fry Family Foundation

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