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Program Details


Communication is a basic right of all individuals. Com-Span provides an environment that promotes communication skills of all individuals.

Com-Span encourages individuals to exchange information, news, ideas and feelings, not only for purposes of communicating basic wants and needs but also for pleasure and social connections. 

Com-Span provides support for adaptive communication for those individuals who have limited speech.  Adaptive communication may include communication with:

  • American Sign Language
  • Speech-generating devices
  • Gesture systems
  • Photos and picture symbols.

Community-Based Activites

Com-Span provides opportunities for social and recreational activities based on individual preferences. Com-Span is located in a residential neighborhood close to major stores, restaurants and parks within walking distance.   Com-Span also has wheelchair accessible vans used to transport individuals to community-based activities.

Examples of community-based activities may include:

  • Going for coffee
  • Shopping
  • Visiting museums
  • Visiting the zoo
  • Attending cultural festivals
  • Going fishing
  • Going to Birds Hill Park
  • Visiting tourist sites in and around Winnipeg


Daily physical activity is an important part of Com-Span’s program.  Exercise programs are offered to all individuals in a large gym-like room.

Some examples include:

  • Laps
  • Yoga
  • Bikes
  • Adapted games such as hockey, volleyball, beanbag toss,
  • Gentle chair exercises
  • DVD workouts (Richard Simmons, Zumba, Line dancing)
  • Individual exercise programs

Com-Span uses the following exercise and safety equipment to provide a wide variety of safe and interesting physical activities for the individuals that access the program.

  • Bean bag bed
  • Pod Swing
  • Overhead Track System throughout the building, used with Voyageur brand lift
  • Portable Lift
  • Twin medical bed with massage option
  • Adjustable plinth (twin)
  • Double wide adjustable plinth

    Recreational and Educational Services

    Com-Span offers a wide range of recreational and educational activities in-center.  These activities are tailored to meet individual preferences and needs. 

    Examples of these activities include:

    • Music therapy
    • Yoga
    • Arts and Crafts
    • Cooking sessions
    • Games
    • Novel Studies
    • Current Events (Sports, News, Entertainment)
    • Black light sensory based activities
    • Science Experiments
    • Karaoke parties
    • In-house sporting activities

    Work-Related Activities 

    Com-Span Inc. encourages each individual to learn and build on existing skills in order to develop greater independence.  Daily living task and community-based opportunities are offered to support this.

    Opportunities for work-related activities at the Com-Span Inc. include:

    • Shopping for supplies
    • Light housekeeping
    • Laundry
    • Lunch preparation
    • Office work
      • Delivering and mailing letters
      • Paper shredding
      • Stuffing envelopes
    • In-house recycling program
    • Sorting and transporting recyclable items to the depot
    • Gardening

    Volunteering Activities 

    Com-Span strives to ensure that participants within this agency are a valuable part of the community.  This is achieved by providing individuals with opportunities to volunteer within the community.

    Examples of volunteering activities include:

    • Recycling program in conjunction with the Winnipeg Public Library
    • Assisting at St. Mary’s United Church (light cleaning, folding flyers)
    • Delivering for Meals on Wheels