Day activities

Day activities

ALEDIA offers daytime activities for people aged 21 and over living with an intellectual disability and/or an autism spectrum disorder.
Day activities aim to provide a place of entertainment where members have the opportunity to develop their social, physical and cognitive skills in addition to learning new things.
Services are available Monday to Friday from 8 am to 3 pm.


In order to meet the needs of our members as much as possible and to open our services to the English-speaking community, ALEDIA will offer day activities in English

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Day Activities Table

Morning From 8h30 to 10h00AM (8h30-10H)Coffee-ChatHygiene and careCulinary workshopPastry workshopSports Fridays*
Morning From 10h30 to 12h00AM (8h30-10H)Coffee-ChatHygiene and careCulinary workshopPastry workshopSports Fridays*
Afternoon From 13h00 to 15h00PM (13h00-15h00)Arts and craftsStage ArtDance Yoga Relaxation and MassageKarateSports Fridays*
* Sports Fridays at the Community Center 387, boulevard des Prairies, Laval + 1 outgoing / month.
* Fridays can not be taken half-day.
* To participate in Friday outgoings, it is MANDATORY to register on ALL Fridays.



Structured group discussions around current issues allowing participants to socialize and express their opinions.

Art therapy

Workshops to develop artistic skills using different techniques such as cutting, coloring, painting, collage and drawing.

Music Therapy
Offered by a professional

The music therapy activity is the effective use of music and musical elements by a music therapy to promote, maintain, restore mental, physical, emotional health. Music has non-verbal, creative, emotional and structural qualities. These qualities are used in the therapeutic relationship to facilitate contact, interactions, self-awareness, learning, emotional expression, communication and personal development. This activity is for a large number of people regardless of age or limitation. They will have a goal to achieve by joining this activity.

Hygiene and care

The objective of this workshop is to make as many of our clients as possible, aware of the importance of healthy hygiene. There will be a volunteer who will have care offered by an intervener. This will increase their self-esteem as well as their autonomy.

Desserts and sweets

The overall objectives of the pastry workshop are varied: to maintain the achievements and learn something new that can be useful in daily life; to learn working in a team; to value the work done; to work independently; to encourage and facilitate the use of the tools presented at the workshop. Participants could attain social skills by sharing with other participants and our employees around the table with great pleasure.

Culinary workshops

Collective preparation of a recipe to develop fine motor skills through culinary skills such as cutting, peeling, grading, mixing and measuring.

Dance, Yoga and Relaxation Offered by a professional

Discovery of the different relaxation strategies by means of yoga, breathing and massage techniques, all in a relaxing environment. Exploration of the Snoezelen room.


Karaoke will allow each participant to express themselves, improve their communication skills, improve their memorization skills when singing. Through this activity, participants will gain a higher self-esteem. They will also learn more about their peers and it will encourage acceptance of differences.

Stage art

All participants are invited to perform a show on a stage. This workshop has several objectives to bring people to another level: support discrimination taking into account the realities and needs of members; optimize the accessibility and outreach of the performing arts; contribute to the professionalism of the members; encourage consultation among members; foster relationships with the entertainment industry; ensure the representation and defense of the interests of the members; be on the lookout and transmit new trends and emerging phenomena; recognize the economic contribution of broadcasting and its impact on the quality of life in our communities; ensure the sustainability of the network and its members; empower members

Offered by a professional

Initiation to martial arts in order to increase concentration, self-control and self-esteem.

Sports Fridays

Day dedicated to improving physical fitness and team spirit from various group sports (floor hockey, dodgeball, soccer, badminton, etc.).

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