Upcoming Dates:

October 8 – November 5, 2023 (5-week fall program)
Sundays from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, including lunch

May 5 – 26, 2024 (4-week spring program)
Sundays from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, including lunch

June 2 – 23, 2024 (4-week spring program)
Sundays from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, including lunch

June 5 – 26, 2024 (4-week spring program)
Wednesdays from 4:15 – 6:15 pm, including dinner
(trip to farmer’s market included biweekly)

What is involved?

Growing Together is one of our most popular programs!  We work in small groups to develop and practice social behaviour in a supported setting, while learning some valuable bonus skills, preparing and enjoying food together, and having a ton of fun!  This program targets Executive Function skills.  These skills are the ‘air traffic controllers’ of the brain, helping us direct our actions to achieve our goals.  We will use outdoor projects (gardening, woodcraft, animal care and interaction) as well as kitchen adventures (planning and preparing meals, eating together, following recipes) to develop skills like:

  • Time management eg using visual timers and schedules to move through our tasks
  • Breaking down large tasks into smaller chunks
  • Following sequenced instructions
  • Organizing tools and spaces for work
  • Prioritizing tasks
  • Regulating emotions and managing the distress of non-preferred tasks
  • Social problem-solving

Who is it for?

Kids aged 3-12+

Where is it held?

144 Wilson St E, Ancaster & surrounding trails/parks
(including the Ancaster Farmer’s Market in summer sessions!)

What  Should I Bring?

  • Dress for the weather and be prepared to get DIRTY!  Make sure you’re prepared to be in the great outdoors in the rain or sunshine.
  • Feel free to send a spare set of clothes/shoes in a clearly labeled backpack if this is a concern
  • Clearly labeled water bottle
  • An awesome attitude!

How is it billed?

  • $120 per week, total cost varies due to seasonal program length
  • Full program cost is due on registration and will be held on credit in your account
  • Each week you will be sent a paid receipt for $120 via email (usually within 24-48hrs of each session) billed under the supervising social worker
  • Non-attended sessions may not be covered by your insurer; families are responsible for the cost of the four-week program regardless of attendance
  • This program is designed and run by social workers and executive function coaches with input from a variety of therapeutic disciplines.  It can be covered by many private benefit plans under social work.
  • This program can be covered by OAP Core Funding
  • If you have any questions about billing or want help interpreting your benefit plan, please email your questions to our accounts specialist at  accounts@nowwhatsupports.ca 
  • Please talk to us if you require alternate billing arrangements

Ready to Register?  Contact Us to get started!