Ten Ten

Pioneering Independent Living through Housing and Services since 1975


The Learning Through Living (LTL) Program is a transitional housing program that aims to assist tenants in gaining independent living skills, including practical skill development and acquiring knowledge and resources.  Support is available in the following areas:

  • Home-management skills such as meal management, money management, and apartment management.
  • Personal management skills such as health management, time management, and leisure pursuits.
  • Directing personal assistance staff and learning to manage in a shared attendant model.
  • Assessing needs and obtaining equipment or self-help devices.
  • Decision making, problem solving, planning and organizing skills, and judgment.
  • Knowledge of community, communication, and conflict-resolution skills.
  • Adjustment to disability.
  • Consumer skills.
  • Obtaining alternate housing and supports after Ten Ten Sinclair.

The Learning Through Living program is tenant directed, as tenants decide what they want to accomplish and what kind of supports they need to achieve their goals.  The Resource Team is available to assist when needed.  

When tenants have completed their program goals, they are assisted in finding permanent housing in the community where they can put their independent living skills to use.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and be legally responsible for themselves. (In special circumstances a guardian or other agent may enter into a contract with Ten Ten.)  To qualify for subsidized housing, the applicant must be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident of Canada, a refugee claimant, or have legal status to live and/or work in Canada.
  2. Applicants must have a physical disability which has a significant impact upon their ability to perform the activities of daily living.  The individual’s disability must impose the need for an environment in which to develop skills for independent living and/or practice the activities of daily living.  Their health status must be such that they are able to actively participate in the Learning Through Living Program.
  3. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to working on mutually agreed upon goals.
  4. Applicants must have the intellectual ability to obtain a learning objective within a specified period of time.  The LTL Program requires that the individual needs support from the Resource Team, and that they are able to exit from Ten Ten within a reasonable period of time.  The Resource Team and supports are viewed as separate from any attendant care supports the individual may require.

Application Procedure

Application Procedure:

    1. We accept inquiries verbally or in writing from any source.
    2. To determine eligibility we require a completed application and, if required, supporting documentation, such as a functional assessment from an occupational therapist or other professionals or agencies.
    3. All applicants are required to have a tour of the building and complete the interview process to learn more about Ten Ten Sinclair Housing Inc. and the program.
    4. All information is reviewed by the Resource Team to determine whether the applicant is suitable for programming at Ten Ten Sinclair Housing Inc.  
  • Applicants will be notified of the Resource Team’s decision and, if approved, will be put on the waitlist.  

If you would like more information about the Learning Through Living Program or our application process, please contact one of our Tenant Development Coordinators:

Cyndi Padoan
Phone: 204-339-9268 ext. 228
Email: cpadoan@tenten.mb.ca

Cara Nightingale
Phone: 204-339-9268 ext. 245
Email: cnightingale@tenten.mb.ca