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Employment Success Stories

Alex’s excellent candy adventure

“It takes a network of people to support Alex’s business but the benefits for him are numerous.” – Rory, Alex’s father For Alex Summers, the self-employment adventure started over two years ago when a Prince George service provider, AiMHi, helped Alex and his family to brainstorm a job that would fit both his personality and interests. Alex is now the owner of Candy Adventures Ltd. His company provides candy dispensers at

Curiosity opens opportunities

by Haig Dickson “Don’t be afraid to venture into a new subject and learn on your own.” – Haig Dickson I make instructional tutorial videos to help people resolve common computer issues such as: “How to remove Malware and Adware”; “How to make Windows 10 run blazingly fast”; and “How to avoid getting infected by Malware and Spyware.” I learned how to do this by watching other people on YouTube.

Creating a business, one customer at a time

by Alison Shubrook “If you are thinking about starting a business, my advice is to be patient. Marketing materials are also important, like having business cards and a website.” – Alison Shubrook The name of my business is Alison Shops For You. I have a personal shopping business that shops at Costco. My responsibilities include sending out weekly order forms to my customers, shopping for their orders, delivering orders, tracking

Julie works her way back to employment with Working Together

April 5, 2017 Taken from Neil Squire Society website Julie lives with Retinitis Pigmentosa (new window), meaning she experiences near complete blindness, but this doesn’t stop her from living life to the fullest and achieving her goals. You can find her walking her dog around town, surfing the internet, or volunteering with CNIB (new window). Julie is a good listener and a hard worker who loves helping people. However, she

Having My Own Business

Self-advocate, Lynn McGuire talks about her computer cleaning business. She shares why she likes having a business and how she gets her clients.   Lynn and Emilie are the Bright Bytes Computer Maids.    They will thoroughly clean your computer:   Keyboard Mouse Screen Desk under computer Top and side of tower when accessible Headset and other computer components on request   Lynn and Emilie only use VE Natural Cleaner ​when  cleaning

12 Days of Christmas with posAbilities Employment Service

This taken  from possibilities society website In celebration of the 12 days of Christmas, we are excited to announce this year’s Top 12 Inclusive Employers! We are so happy to see more businesses choosing to hire inclusively, and that we are able to witness the incredible growth and joy that develops from these relationships. In the spirit of the the holiday season, we’d like to recognize and congratulate the following businesses for their contributions

My role as an Employment Trainer

My name is Sherwin Strong. I live in the Comox Valley as a Self Advocate Liaison and Employment Trainer. My role is to promote inclusive employment for people with diverse abilities. I have created a presentation with information, steps and personal stories, including my transition from high school to employment. I also bring an Aboriginal perspective to my presentation. Inclusive employment means that employers understand what those with diverse abilities

How I feel about Job Coaches

I’ve had job coaches in my life for 6 years.   Some are good and some need more training. When you’re ready to get a job you hope for someone to help you find your dream job or at least come close. For me I had to get a job when my husband became employed and made too much money for us to keep getting PWD.  I had no idea what

My job as an Employment Trainer

Hi, my name is Shelley De Coste and I live in Kelowna, BC.  I’m a Self Advocate Liaison for Pathways Association.  Self Advocacy is about speaking up for yourself and being more involved in daily decision making.  I run Self Advocacy meetings where we talk about rights and responsibilities.  I teach people with diverse abilities to take charge of their life and their supports. Support staff are there to help

Kamloops store wins WOW Award

March 19th, 2015 Kamloops MLA Terry Lake and employee Julie Alexander today presented Al Avila, Manager of Shoppers Drug Mart at the North Hills Shopping Centre, with a Community Living BC (CLBC) WOW!clbc Award for embracing inclusive employment.   Each year CLBC’s WOW Award recognizes the contributions and innovations of people who are working to build communities that are accepting of all abilities.   This year’s awards theme focused on inclusive employment. As

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