“As a newcomer to formal work with people with disabilities, ShelterGuides is giving me the practical and pertinent information and training to become a successful, professional Respite Care giver. The numerous case-studies of people in the text were true to life and posed real challenges for us students. I highly recommend ShelterGuides!”
~ Joe W.
“I feel like when I first started the ShelterGuides course I was like a fuzzy caterpillar, during the course I went into a cocoon learning new knowledge and insights and at the end I felt like a beautiful butterfly spreading my wings.”
~ Janice Irvine
“Thanks for a great course! I loved the challenging assignments and how each was laid out weekly. The feedback was great and I look forward to using what I learned at ShelterGuides.”
I was invited to join the Shelter Guides pilot project and am so thankful for the experience! I found that the course informative and interesting. The chapter format enabled learning and created a smooth flow of information. The program is about a new way of thinking and embraces a new way of learning. It teaches by integrating a number of media tools. Online is integrated with classroom hands on learning, in person discussion is merged with forum communication. We are given the opportunity to meet and network with other workers in our field that live in our area. I found this course to be incredibly refreshing it reawoke the open thinking that all in our field of work should have. There is a wealth of information for those new to the field and a refreshing wake up for those familiar with care and support. I have found the knowledge I learned in this program to be transferable to children in childcare, children in school as well as in adult care and support. The online concept is great and the format has made learning while working a comfortable enjoyable experience. This entire experience was inspirational and although I am thrilled to have completed the Shelter Guides program I am a bit sad that its over!