Events & Training

Meaningful Connections


Meaningful Connections

This training is open to St.Amant staff and Volunteers (exceptions apply). If you are a staff member, please speak to your supervisor to register. If you are not a St.Amant staff member, and would like more information about this training opportunity, please email

Training Overview

Meaningful Connections is a two-part training, where you will learn how to support others to find and build meaningful connections. Participants must complete the OFL module before attending the workshop to be eligible for the course.

Learning Objectives

  • Personal Outcome Measures
  • Social roles
  • Segregated vs. integrated environments

Part One
You will complete an elearning module on Open Future Learning (external website). Module name is Building Friendships and Community. This e-Learning module will walk you through:
· How throughout history, people with intellectual disabilities have been segregated
· The loneliness and isolation that people experience as a result of being segregated
· The value of community and friendships

Part Two
You will participate in a facilitated training through Zoom. You will learn how the work of building meaningful connections relates to your work. We will focus on:
· Understanding your role in finding and building community
· Finding and building friendships
· Maintaining friendships

What you can expect:
In this workshop you can expect lectures, videos, group discussions and breakout rooms. You must join with a device that has a webcam and microphone.

If you require a specific accommodation because of a disability or a medical need, please email with the details and we will do our best to accommodate you. Please contact us 7-10 days prior to your training event.

Si vous exigez des mesures d’adaptation dues à une incapacité ou une condition médicale, veuillez nous en informez en nous envoyant un courriel à l’adresse suivante: Nous ferons de notre mieux afin de vous accommoder. Merci denous contacter au moins 7 à 10 jours avant votre session de formation.

Hourly Schedule

April 24

9 - 10
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September 9, 2023


Available to staff, volunteers
9:00 am - 3:00 pm