Professional Development and Planning

LIFE offers planning sessions and professional development for individuals living with an intellectual disability, family or support network members and professionals.


Offered to individuals with an intellectual disability to increase their financial understanding and capacity to make responsible financial choices. 

Topics may include:

  • Creating and maintaining a budget
  • Distinguishing between “wants” and “needs”
  • Saving money and keeping it safe
  • Online safety
  • Preventing identity theft
  • Facilitating supported decision making
  • Financial responsibility


Offered to Direct Support Professionals to identify skills conducive to building, motivating and supervising a strong team; through feedback and training specific skill sets.

Topics may include:

  • Identifying attitudes and strengths to supervise and build a strong team
  • Self-evaluation to identify attitudes, strengths and desired areas for improvement
  • Group practice of communication skills necessary in supervision
  • Using empathy and delivering clear messages to staff
  • Using job descriptions as a basis for progressive performance management
  • Providing feedback to staff on performance
  • Supervising, monitoring and training specific skill sets
  • Time  and stress management
  • Motivating staff


LIFE has qualified staff throughout Manitoba that can facilitate a PATH or MAP planning session. 

For more information – Contact:
Phone:  204-772-3557 or email:

Innovative LIFE Options
4-120 Maryland Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba,
Canada R3G 1L1
Ph: 204-772-3557
Toll Free: 1-866-516-5445
Fax: 204-784-4816

Innovative LIFE Options is a non-profit organization that promotes self-directed living in Manitoba through three unique support options, In the Company of Friends, Options for Services and the Community Navigator.  We believe that support networks and supported decision making are fundamental in building a self-directed life.  Full inclusion and citizenship is the benchmark that guides our work.

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