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"A Better Slice of Life" is a powerful documentary based on the journey of people with disabilities gaining their independence by learning practical culinary skills.

The film identifies the potential for 16% of Canadians (combined population of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba) who demand recognition on the post secondary educational landscape - an opportunity for career education - a lifetime of independence and contribution.

Follow each episode toward creating the final documentary.

take 1

Shoot Date: November 2014
Classes are underway, students are getting to know Chef Robert and kitchen skills.

take 2

Shoot Date: December 2014
Students are gaining kitchen confidence and are more comfortable in front of the cameras.

take 3

Shoot Date: March 2014
The first real test of how far the students have come, they are cooking for a media event, focusing on them.

take 4

Shoot Date: April 2014
Students have been working at internships throughout the program, time to hear from their employers.

take 5

Shoot Date: May 2014
Parents are the biggest supporters of the program, find out more about the students through their personal stories.

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Premiere Date: March 2016
Tuesday, March 8, 2016, marked the premiere of "A Better Slice of Life" at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema. 

Meet the students, their families, the faculty and support workers who are working with them to realize their dreams.

A partnership project between
Humber School of Social & Community Services and Humber School of Hospitality, Recreation & Tourism and Christian Horizons.