Horizons - Towards The Future


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There are many resources available to support and guide exploration and planning for the future, and it can be hard to know where to start. We have gathered some of our favourite toolkits, websites, and articles here;

Planning Toolkits

The Planning Network has put together three toolkits for future planning, the Early Planning Toolkit, Transitioning Into High School Toolkit, and the Planning For Beyond Graduation Toolkit. Not sure where to begin? These toolkits contain helpful checklists to get you started. 

Skills For The Job of Living 

We are growing and learning every day and through every experience, we are developing new skills. What are some of the skills you have, and what are you interested in learning next? Here are two resources that we find useful for starting that exploration,

The Growing Up Ready series from Holland Bloorview looks at all ages and stages from birth to adulthood with a chart and checklists that grow with you.

 STEPS To Independence from Connectability.ca  guides readers to identify their skills and strengths and think about what supports are helpful. 

Friendships - Creating Connections

Each year Horizons team and TVCC Trailblazers host a workshop called Creating Connections! Navigating Relationships, all about family, friendships, and relationships. Watch the website and social media for details of next year’s event! Until then, click here to see some of the resources gathered for this workshop.

Future - Interest and Skill Exploration

Every day we learn a little bit more about ourselves. Every experience we have gives us clues about what we are interested in, as well as what we would rather stay away from. How do we gather all of that information to help us make choices for the future, and how do we find out more?

Learning from Past Experiences

What are some of the things you loved to do when you were younger? What makes you happy? What tasks and activities make you lose track of time? These activities from Alberta may be helpful as you think about these questions.

Digging Deeper

There are many, many free tools available online to explore interests, values, skills, and strengths – these are some of our favourites. Remember, these are tools to help you explore, not to tell you what to do! If a careers test tells you something surprising, take a minute to think about what it is about that job that may actually be of interest to you. For example, if Flight Attendant is on your top ten careers list but you hate flying, think about pieces of that job that fit with who you are. Do you love people and making them feel comfortable, or keeping them safe? Do you like to work with a small team? Is an active job appealing to you? Sometimes it can be important to focus less on the career itself, and more on the characteristics of that career that appeal to you.

Interest and Career Exploration - Build your Roadmap

Knowing Yourself - The Learning Portal at Ontario Colleges Library Services

Know Yourself - alis (alberta.ca)

O*NET Interest Profiler at My Next Move

VIA Strengths Survey | VIA Institute


Holland Codes & Career Decisions

If you have taken Careers at school, or have access to Career Cruising and My Blueprint, don’t forget to go back and look at the activities you completed then!

Future - Employment and Volunteering

Whether you are looking for a career, a part-time or summer job, or an opportunity to give back and learn some skills through volunteering, there are lots of resources to help you,

I may have to do some things differently, how do I figure that out?

Accommodations - Job Accommodation Network

What do I need to tell my Employer?

Disclosing a Disability - The Learning Portal at Ontario Colleges Library Services

How do I look for a job?

Looking, Applying, and Interviewing for a Position

Is there anyone that can help?

Employment Supports - Elgin, London, Middlesex, and Oxford Counties

Employment Supports - Huron and Perth

Employment Supports – Grey and Bruce

The Horizons team is available to talk about any questions you may have! Talk to your clinician about a referral, or email us at horizons [at] tvcc.on.ca 

Future - Passages

Passages is a yearly information fair hosted in partnership with TVDSB and LDCSB. Every November we bring together a variety of service providers and agencies that support youth and young adults in the London, Middlesex, Oxford, and Elgin area as they plan for the transition out of high school.