Al Green Resource Centre

This centre specializes in creating employment, training and volunteer opportunities for persons with developmental disabilities to assist them to develop work, life and social skills.


Vocational Programs

  • Developing Work Connections: Supports the development of individual assessments and action plans, volunteer community placements
  • The Workshop: Provides meaningful day activity, skills-development and training
    matched to individual abilities.  
  • Youth: Community Choices for Success: Supports youth 18-30 years of age with a dual diagnosis (mental health issues coupled with a developmental disability) through a variety of services and case management.

Specialized Competitive Employment Program

  • Path 2 Work: Offers pre-vocational life skills training, job development and placement with coaching and access to paid employment.

Independent Studies

  • An adult literacy program developed and delivered by Frontier College to provide learning opportunities for people with disabilities. This one-on-one support program pairs volunteer tutors with Al Green clients to work towards their personal learning goals. 


  • Employers looking for help with their next hand assembly and packaging job please click here.


Individuals with a developmental disability who are 18 years of age and older.

Funded by

Customized fee-for-service offerings available

Employment Ontario; The Green Family, Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services (Developmental Services) and individual fee-for-service.


2700 Dufferin St., Unit 90A
Toronto, Ontario
M6B 4J3




T/ 416-782-3976



Pour services en français, composez le numéro 1-855-372-3858 pour le Service Dévelopmental Ontarien  

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