Contact: Lynette Taal
Phone: 403-320-9119
Service Location: 1107 – 2 Ave. A  North, Lethbridge, AB 
Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 
8:30 AM—3:30 PM 
Closed Statutory Holidays


Reaching Independence through Skills & Employment

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Program Overview

At Lethbridge Family Services, we believe employment is a fundamental human right with an important value in people’s lives. Employment can improve quality of life, mental health, social networks, and social inclusion.

Our Reaching Independence through Skills and Employment (RISE) program is a unique 10-month employment skills-centered certificate program for adults with developmental disabilities. Participants will develop the necessary skills through in-class instruction and work experience practicums to prepare for the transition to competitive and meaningful employment. 
RISE is recognized by the Government of Alberta as a Transitional Vocational Program. 

Program Benefits:


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Admission Requirements

Program Location: YMCA of Lethbridge, located at 140 - 74 Mauretania Rd. West, Lethbridge

Official Credential: Completion Certificate

Length of Program: 10 months

Program Start Dates: January 2023 and September 2023

Classroom Size: Apply early, as space is limited. Maximum of 20 students.

Work Experience Practicums: Participants will pursue a wide variety of hands-on work opportunities within the community.


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Financial Assistance: Students may be eligble for financial support. 

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Located on the traditional lands of the Blackfoot Confederacy, Lethbridge Family Services is committed to honouring the land from a place of knowing. We honour the Siksikaitsitapi as both the traditional and current Land Keepers of this area, and we welcome all First Nations, Métis, Inuit and non-Indigenous peoples who call Blackfoot territory their home.