Businesses

CAPRE offers person-centered solutions and support to individuals labeled as having an intellectual disability, who wish to operate a business.

Our model of supported enterprise in­volves various stages, beginning with an intake and information-gathering proc­ess – getting to know the person – followed by detailed busi­ness opportunity identifi­cation, leading to for­mation of person-centered support circles and provision of on­going business planning and support.

The support circle typically includes a par­ticipant, a parent, guardian or advo­cate, and a CAPRE support worker and the CAPRE Executive Director, a business mentor, and others who wish to lend support.

CAPRE will develop and nurture the sup­port circle. The support circle will develop and nurture the busi­ness.

The long-term aim for each business en­ter­prise is to become self-sustaining, financially viable, and largely independ­ent of CAPRE.