Community Living Burlington (CLB) – $1,200 (Seed Grant)
The Creation Station
This grant supports The Creation Station for people who have a developmental disability and who live in poverty. It is an innovative and creative approach to address the closure of sheltered workshops in Ontario. The Creation Station will be used to build confidence and basic skills and will empower people who have worked in sheltered workshops for most of their lives to try new things.
Through Burlington Foundation Seed funding in 2016-17, CLB hosted several Art and Expression classes. These new classes were well loved and a need for these classes to continue has been established. As a result, they will re-purpose one of the rooms to create a new Art Room where art classes and other creative programming will occur. The Creation Station will offer Art and Expression classes, including visual art, scrapbooking, pottery, and an indoor greenhouse where people can learn how to grow their own plants, herbs, and vegetables.