Community Living & Access Programs

Supports for Community Living (SCL) & Community Access for People in Continuing Care (CAPCC) Programs

The Supports for Community Living (SCL) and Community Access for People in Continuing Care (CAPCC) programs are designed to help adults with acquired brain injuries and those in continuing care increase their independence and engage meaningfully within their communities. Thanks to funding from the Ministry of Seniors, Community, and Social Services, we offer these services free of charge to eligible participants.

For individuals who do not meet the eligibility criteria for these programs, ARBI also offers a variety of fee-based Recreation Programs. These programs provide additional opportunities for social engagement, skill development, and leisure activities.

Individual participating in ARBI's Cooking Program

Supports for Community Living (SCL) Program

The Supports for Community Living (SCL) program is designed for individuals living at home who aim to improve their community independence. This may include leisure and recreation activities, transit training, access to community centres, technology skills, communication skills, self-advocacy, and more. Support through the SCL program can be accessed at ARBI via group recreation programs, one-on-one services, or directly within the community. Individuals receive support from this program for up to 2 years.

  • Personalized Goal Setting: Develop and achieve short-term goals tailored toward independence.
  • Skill Development: Receive training and support to enhance essential life skills, fostering greater independence.
  • Dedicated Support: Work alongside our Recreation Program staff at ARBI or in the community.

How to Apply

    1. Complete the SCL Application
    2. Submit the application/forms via email: Intake@arbi.ca
    3. ARBI’s intake team will review the application and may request relevant medical documentation (e.g., hospital discharge notes).
    4. An intake assessment with a Recreation Therapist will be scheduled.
    5. If deemed appropriate, you will be matched with a Community Recreation Assistant.
Eligibility Criteria
  • Living with an acquired brain injury
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Ineligible for funding support from the Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD) program
  • Resides in Alberta
  • Canadian Citizen or permanent resident
  • Experiencing barriers in accessing necessary support and services in the community  
  • Can provide voluntary, informed consent  
  • Not receiving overnight paid support 
  • Not in a hospital or receiving acute care 
  • Goals are attainable within 2 years
Individuals participating in ARBI's Aphasia Program

Community Access for People in Continuing Care (CAPCC) Program

The Community Access for People in Continuing Care (CAPCC) program promotes community integration, meaningful leisure participation, and functional skill-building for individuals under 65 residing in continuing care facilities. This free program offers support through group recreation programs and one-on-one services at ARBI and within the community. Participants receive coverage for an 8-month period, followed by a 4-month break before reapplying. This cycle helps manage waitlists and ensures new clients can access and participate in the program.

  • Community Integration: Access the community in a meaningful way, reducing isolation and increasing social interactions.
  • Engage in Meaningful Activities: In a supportive and encouraging environment, participate in recreation or leisure activities you previously enjoyed or discover new ones.
  • Comprehensive Support: Receive dedicated assistance from a Community Recreation Assistant, ensuring you can actively participate in and enjoy community activities.

How to Apply

  1. Complete the CAPCC Application
  2. Submit the application/forms via email: Intake@arbi.ca
  3. ARBI’s intake team will review the application and may request relevant medical documentation (e.g., hospital discharge notes).
  4. An intake assessment with a Recreation Therapist will be scheduled.
  5. If deemed appropriate, you will be matched with a Community Recreation Assistant.
Eligibility Criteria
  • Living with an acquired brain injury
  • Aged 18 to 65
  • Resides in facility-based continuing care
  • Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Eligible for the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP)
  • Able to clearly communicate (verbally or non-verbally) their preferences and actively participate in establishing and working toward their goals