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.