Saskatoon’s Cosmopolitan Industries day program constructing is looking slightly spiffier than it used to.

They turned the constructing from an industrial space to a welcoming one by redoing the flooring and enhancing the lighting.

The Ministry of Social Services recommend $100,000 in capital funding to enhance accessibility and performance of the space.

“We’re so pleased with the space, and (for) the participants to have such a welcoming environment similar to you and I need to have in our workplace – we’ve got it for them. You’ll be able to just see from the grins and every thing that it’s just improbable,” says Sharlene Duquette, Cosmo Industries’ executive director.

Cosmo creates opportunities for participants and helps them reach their full potential through working for the community. Cosmo contracts involve paper shredding, business services and plant pot recycling, which also got upgraded.

“We used to do it out of tubs, and we’d replenish tubs, use the sump-pump to empty the tubs and the buckets to soak. Now we’ve got plugged in water so we are able to have warm water and you simply pull the plug and drain it,” says Duquette.

Cosmo is a community-based organization that has been supporting individuals with disabilities for greater than 50 years.

With a complete of 4 buildings, they’re in a position to support near 400 individuals with mental and related disabilities.

Their participants are glad with the renovations.

“Making the constructing wider and longer … you’ve gotten more room to get through, you don’t must push and shove everybody around simply to get through,” says Darlene Kowbell.

“I just like the pot wash, it’s big, and I prefer it,” says Tyrell Westfield.

Duquette says their next goal is to repair up Cosmo’s bathrooms.


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