NextStep provides opportunities for community engagement to youth and young adults on the autism spectrum or who are facing social and/or emotional challenges. Our goal is to cultivate social connections and develop skills in a community setting that is supporting and understanding of one’s differences and strengths.
Our services empower individuals of differing abilities to lead active and rewarding lives in their communities. Our programs are best for youth and young adults 18+ years old, who have support needs for community engagement; who are interested in volunteering and learning new skills; or who are interested in employment opportunities working with others.
Funding for programs is changing. Our programs can provide full-time community engagement, with continued learning and job skills training programming, within your Passport funded budget.
Know what to do after High School! Learn valuable community, independent living and work skills; Receive 1:1 weekly Personal Development coaching sessions; Participate in continuing education courses to support your development.
Become a Social STEP Member Today! Your Annual Membership is your access to community activities and events of your choice. Enjoy community events & activities up to 7 days a week, on a schedule that works for you. Your membership also gives you free admission to our Annual Special Events.
Come Join the Team! Help us to deliver engaging experiences that make lasting memories. We want you as one of our Group Coordinators or Facilitators. We are also looking for new Volunteers and Co-op Students.
Our NextStep Clubhouse, located at 1105 College Street, Toronto, Ontario. The NextSTEP Club House is within 10 minutes walking distance from a subway station, library, gym, mall, park, and is surrounded by local restaurants, shops and stores. The neighbourhood also hosts a great selection of recreation and leisure activities, including: art therapy, music therapy, outdoor skating/basketball, karaoke, billiards and games.
Our office and training location is located at 720 Bathurst Street, the Centre for Social Innovation in the Annex community. CSI Annex is a five-story, beautifully restored brick and beam building; packed with innovators. Each of the co-working floors has a unique vibe. You can relax in the lounge with a snack from our locally sourced CSI Cafe.
“An amazing atmosphere. Everyone is extremely friendly but at the same time working hard so it keeps you motivated. Its a no-brainer option.” – Itay