Born out of the need when the world closed down due to Covid-19 Pandemic, the online programming was much needed to reach our vulnerable and isolated population. We are back open, to full capacity.
Torchlight Services’ was pleased to offer our highly rated Connect virtual programs since June 2020. These programs were open, easily accessible and free for everyone. Funding for this program was obtained through grants. When the funding ran out, we decided to continue to run the Connect program for a small membership fee. This started May 1, 2021 and continued until we were able to open back up in February2022.
WEEKLY SCHEDULE – The schedule was posted weekly. Until April 30th, the Zoom links and instructions were posted on our Facebook (link to FB again) page a ½ hour before the session started.
May 1st, monthly membership fees began and zoom links were sent directly to registered members.
INTRODUCING.. Our remote program facilitators, Kaden & Jennifer. Structured and unstructured hang out time with Torchlight Friends and staff. Social isolation is difficult. We believe it is important to keep connected with our Torchlight participants individually and as a group, via phone, video chat and zoom.
Work together, compete, cheer on your friends with games, puzzles, escape room challenges, online gaming, mad-libs, riddles and more!
Join a live zoom yoga session or Participate any time from videos on our
YouTube channel. Other active lifestyle links – Link to a page or
pop up of links
Just because we have restrictions and are in various stages of lock down,
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COVID-19 has had a huge impact on everyone in our community. The imposed restrictions have limited the opportunity for our participants to socialize, engage in programming and maintain a daily routine. Increased social isolation is the direct result of these necessary restrictions. In response to this, Torchlight is pleased to
offer Virtual Programs. Our Virtual program team provides easy to access, inclusive, non-judgemental and fun programming as a means to decrease the sense of isolation and build up community and belonging again.
Our Virtual Program team assist and support our participants in resolving technical issues, basic education on how to access the online programs and provide program schedules and reminders via emails to caregivers and on our Torchlight Facebook page.
We value the input of our participants in the development of their programs and therefore, our virtual team tailors programming based on interests and abilities. In addition, our virtual team also provides the much needed 1-1 interaction (virtually) to provide more person-centred support and engagement.
Join our Virtual Programs to keep connected while staying safe!
Feel free to check out our Facebook page for our upcoming schedule and drop in on one of our programs!