AIS has a distinct and valuable role to play in helping to create a strong, sustainable and socially inclusive society while also helping to grow the economy. AIS businesses serve a socially purposeful mandate - to employ adults who have intellectual challenges. The revenue from our businesses is reinvested for the purposes of fulfilling our mandate.
Four businesses have been established which offer both training sites and revenue generation.
The first of these diverse businesses to open its doors was The PrintShop in 1974. Skills developed in The PrintShop are transferable to an office environment, copy centre or print business.
The OffShoot Shop offers skill training in mailing services, assembly line work and packaging. This area highlights flexibility, meeting deadlines and teamwork... while offering clients preparation for community employment placements.
The Ladle Restaurant provides skill development in food preparation, cash transactions and customer service. In addition to promoting community employment options, training also facilitates independent living.
All Wrapped Up offers beautifully hand decorated wrapping paper, gift bags and greeting cards all while providing training in work, communication and social skills.
In addition to industry specific skills, our clients develop customer service experience, teamwork ability, and demonstrate both respect and initiative in the work setting. AIS strives to impart skills that are transferable to community employment placements.