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.
A support circle typically includes a participant, a parent, guardian or advocate, a CAPRE qualified support worker, a business mentor, and others who wish to lend support.
CAPRE helps develop and nurture support circles for individuals. Each support circle collaborates with each individual to help them develop and grow their own business.
The long-term aim for each business enterprise is to become self-sustaining, financially viable, and largely independent of CAPRE.