LIFE Resources

All downloadable resources pertaining to Innovative LIFE, our services, or individuals looking to self-direct can be found below.

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Resources To Learn About Our Services

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Resources For People We Support

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Research Supporting Docs

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Videos

Resources To Learn About Our Services

LIFE Book

LIFE FactSheet

ICOF Factsheet

LIFE Book

The LIFE book offers a snapshot of our mission, principles and the services we offer including In the Company of Friends, Options for Services and the Community Navigator.

LIFE Factsheet

This LIFE factsheet gives you a glimpse of our services, including In the Company of Friends, Options for Services and the Community Navigator.

ICOF FactSheet

The ICOF factsheet offers information about the In Company of Friends, why individuals and families choose this model and how it works.

Options for Services Factsheet

Community Navigator FactSheet

Options for Services Factsheet

The Options for Services (OFS) factsheet shares information about OFS and what we offer.

Community Navigator Factsheet

The Community Navigator factsheet offers information about how we use community development strategies, how we can connect and help individuals and families.

Resources For People Who Self-Direct

A Guide to Hiring Employees

Employment Standards Guide

Employment Standards Quick Reference Basics

A Guide to Hiring Employees

A Guide to Hiring Employees provides excellent information on advertising, interviewing, offers of employment and staff orientation.

Employment Standards Guide

Compiled as a reference, the Employment Standards Guide offers information on a variety of basic Employment Standards regulations.

Employment Standards Quick Reference Basics

The Employment Standards factsheet is designed as a reference and offers a condensed Manitoba Employment Standards Basic information sheet.

Human Resources

Financial Functions

Payroll Functions

Human Resources

Human Resources offers a variety of information on building strong teams, supervision and challenges, performance reviews and ending employment.

Financial Functions

Financial Functions offers ICOF Employers information on funding, quarterly reporting requirements, pension and benefit requirements and a variety of information on government rebates and credits.

Payroll Functions 

Payroll Functions offers an overview to get started with payroll and your obligations as an employer.

Journey of Discovery to Find Belonging

Support Network Development – An Innovative Approach

Building my Network

Journey of Discovery to Find Belonging

Journey of Discovery to Find Belonging is a working tool offering a list of questions and reflections compiled in an effort to get to know what it is that gives a specific person’s life meaning.

Support Network Development – An Innovative Approach

Support Network Development goes beyond simply bringing people to the table…it is about intentionally building relationships in an innovative and intentional way.

Building my Network

Building my Network is a working tool to support someone to explore their current support network and a process to help them think through further network development.

Building Our Network

Building Our Network

Building our Network is a working tool for support network members to explore the current roles and functionality of the current network and to offer a process to help them think through further network development.

Research Supporting Documents

Support Network Development – An Innovative Approach

ICOF Research Project - Brief Description and Benefits

ICOF Research Project - Impacts and Outcomes

Support Network Development – An Innovative Approach

Support Network Research compiles information from an Innovative Life Options research study conducted in 2002 with In the Company of Friends support networks. We believe this document extends farther beyond the scope of In the Company of Friends and highlights the richness of support networks in general.

ICOF Research Project – Brief Description and Benefits

The 2021 ICOF Research Project –Brief Description and Benefits offers an overview of In the Company of Friends and the benefits it offers to individuals with an intellectual disability.

ICOF Research Project – Impacts and Outcomes

The 2021 ICOF Research Project shares a brief overview of the Quality of Life Outcomes for ICOF Employers.

ICOF Research Project - Synthesis Report

ICOF Research Project - Allocated Budget

ICOF Research Project – Synthesis Report

The 2021 ICOF Research Project offers an overview of the research objectives and research results for ICOF Employers.

ICOF Research Project – Allocated Budget

The 2021 Research Project – Allocated budget offers a brief discussion on allocated budgets and association with SIS levels.

Videos

Podbean

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