Hello Everyone! I am a student in the Disability Studies program at Vancouver Island University, and I’m really interested in learning about employment. As part of my program I am doing a research project, and am looking for family members who are willing to complete an online survey to help me discover the impact the … Continue reading We want to hear from YOU!
Thirty-two year-old Angela Lusignan is President and CEO of DisDaBomb Luxury Bath Experiences, a home based bath bomb company based in C oquitlam, BC. The bombs (or should we say ‘da bombs’?) are scented with natural ingredients that dissolve in the bath, leaving skin soft and fragrant. Angela’s dad Kevin comments proudly, “when Angela participated … Continue reading Angela’s Employment Story is “da bomb!”
Me encanta trabajar aquí! (I love working here!) Esteban applied to Youth Works as he was eager to get some experience in the working world and earn some money for the summer! He hasn’t had an opportunity to do work experience at school yet as that starts in Grade 11, but he didn’t want to … Continue reading Me encanta trabajar aquí! (I love working here!)
Life before work was hard. I was a bit upset because I wanted to work and thought I couldn’t do it. I also wanted to save money for vacations but couldn’t. Then, a chance to look for work came up and I took it! I spent some time with Arienne Jaeb, Employment Specialist, and the … Continue reading Employment opened a whole new world for Dan!
My name is Patrick and I work part time at SPUD (a local online organic food delivery company). CBI found me this job and helped to train me. I really like working at SPUD. I start work in the afternoon because my job is cleaning the cold packs and bins as they come back from … Continue reading Working Independently by Patrick
Youth Works was great timing for Nathan, he just graduated Grade 12 this year and like his peers, he was ready to start the next step in life. With the help of Youth Works, he secured a position at Lantrax as a warehouse cleaner. Nathan learned his tasks quickly with the support of a job … Continue reading Nate of all Trades!
Leslie's story is a great example of perseverance! When Youth Works staff first met with Leslie he told them he wanted quiet, outside work, landscaping at a farm within walking distance from his home. Youth Works was able to find just a job, but when he tried it, it wasn’t what Leslie had expected and … Continue reading Leslie’s Employment Story