The week of the 10th June saw the the start of our first 2 Training Pathways for cohorts of potential Makaton Trainers and Tutors.
Principal trainers, fresh from working closely with the BBC in the UK, were flown in to facilitate and coach the sessions for Distinctability.
The first stage Programmes were a resounding success and pave the way for other new groups to start during August and September.
3 distinct Pathways were started , all of which are unique trailblazers in Canada:
The Trainer Certificate in Workplace Concepts, enabling individuals to become certified to deliver a transformational vocabulary for workplaces, employment support organizations and directly for non-verbal individuals or those with communication challenges
The Makaton Tutor Pathway, enabling individuals to fast track to becoming full Makaton Tutors in Canada
The Training Assistant Certificate ( THE FIRST OF IT’S KIND IN THE WORLD), to enable advocates and those with neurodivergent conditions themselves, to become assistants and co- facilitators for the CWC Programme and to deliver Makaton Taster sessions of their own
Distinctability are proud to be introducing Makaton into Canada and look forward to it’s inevitable impact on Inclusivity, both in the workplace and across Canadian Society as a whole.