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“He sees that mom is motivated and happy”

May 15, 2017 | By
Posted in Job Search, Services, Training


“He sees that mom is motivated and happy”

Jennifer had been unemployed for three years and did not feel confident applying for jobs. She was discouraged and felt that her job search and interview skills were lacking. She decided she needed help navigating the job market and preparing for employment.

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Increased Confidence & Pursuing a Passion

March 30, 2017 | By
Posted in Job Search, Services


Increased Confidence & Pursuing a Passion

Ryslana had recently graduated high school in Kelowna, BC and it was time to enter the workforce, though she struggled with her job search. She did not feel confident and had a hard time applying for positions, as she had no previous work experience or training, which employers sought. Amidst her frustration, Ryslana heard about the ServiceAbility Training Program

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Broadening Horizons and Widening Highways

March 8, 2017 | By
Posted in Job Search, Services, Training


Broadening Horizons and Widening Highways

Les found himself out of work in Salmon Arm after a  25-year career in the forestry industry as a millworker.  Feeling like he was out of options, Les was referred to the local WCG WorkBC Employment Services Centre by a friend. Les recalls his frustration while searching for employment,

“I didn’t know what to do! A friend told me about WCG’s WorkBC Employment Services Centre, when I went in, I was totally amazed at what they had to offer.”

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Does your workplace invite everybody?

February 28, 2017 | By
Posted in Disability Management, Workplace Culture


Does your workplace invite everybody?

A study by Statistics Canada revealed that in 2011, the rate of working Canadians with disabilities was 49%. Compare that to the 79% of Canadians without disabilities who had jobs, and you can see that finding work is not equal for everyone in Canada.

The same study also found that among those people with disabilities, 12% revealed they had been refused jobs because of their conditions. That number increased based on how severe their conditions were.

That means hundreds of thousands of Canadians are unemployed because they have a disability. Yes, some people can’t work because of their conditions, but not as many as you may think!

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Take a Stand Against Bullying on Pink Shirt Day

February 20, 2017 | By
Posted in Culture


Take a Stand Against Bullying on Pink Shirt Day

Fact: Someone is bullied in Canada every 7 minutes on the playground.

Bullying is a major problem in today’s society.  Pink Shirt Day, February 22, 2017, sends a strong message to those bullied that they are not alone and that others care.  Bullying cannot be tolerated in schools, workplaces or over the Internet.  Let’s all take a stand against it and show our support.

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