G.R.O.W. in Gimli

A summer life skills program for young adults with social, intellectual and developmental disabilities.


Each participant and their family self-identify three to four life skills goals to work towards during the two-week session. Learning modules include:

Life Management

Activities of daily living such as grooming & hygiene, cleaning, laundry, cooking, money skills, home health and safety.

Healthy Eating

Understanding nutritional information and making food choices, e.g., Grocery shopping, meal planning and preparation.


Leisure skills development, physical activity, sense of sportsmanship, sense of fairness and accessing community spaces including pedestrian safety.


Making friends, conversation, social problem solving, relationships and boundaries.

Program Facilitators

G.R.O.W. in Gimli is facilitated by three trained on-site service providers and a student occupational therapist completing their practicum. The Program is overseen by the Executive Director.

About the Program

The G.R.O.W. in Gimli Program is designed for young adults (18-24) with social, intellectual or developmental disabilities looking to enhance their independent community living skills. Now in its 20th year of operation, the program encourages growth of the individual in a supportive environment.

G.R.O.W. is a not-for-profit agency with charitable status. The program is coordinated by the G.R.O.W. in Gimli Advisory Committee under the direction of the Board of Gaining Resources Our Way Inc.

Please fill out the application and medical forms completely and submit. Applications must be received by March 22nd, 2024; applications received past this date will not be considered. Applicants will be invited to attend an assessment evening.

Participants selected will be notified within 10 days of the assessment date. An information night will be offered prior to program start to meet staff, committee members, and other participants. Information on the program will be presented and there will be an opportunity for questions at this time.

Participants and caregivers will have the opportunity to meet with a G.R.O.W. representative prior to the program to identify life skills goals to be worked on during the two-week session in Gimli.

After the program, participants and caregivers will receive a written report on the participant’s progress with their life skills goals including helpful suggestions and recommendations to continue to work on the goals at home. Participants and caregivers will also be contacted to participate in the evaluation process.

Participants may return up to three consecutive summers, with eligibility determined based on participant/caregiver and G.R.O.W. in Gimli program goals.

Our Gimli Location

12 Lake North, Loni Beach
Gimli, Manitoba
R0C 1B0

G.R.O.W. in Gimli 2024 Applications Now Available

Spots are available. Submit your application form today

Download Application Form