Clowning around! Dreams can come true

by Craig Muirhead (also known as Hey!-MiSH! The Safety Sergeant) “I have learned there is much more to the business of clowning than putting on a suit and make up. It’s all the work behind the scenes that makes the performance look easy.” – Craig Muirhead For as long as I can remember, I have been drawn to mascots, clowns and entertainers. I enjoyed watching the way they interact with

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Getting creative about self-employment

by Julian McKay “Make sure there is a goal and plan in place before choosing to start your own business.” – Julian McKay My business is doing First Nations art. I paint, bead and in the near future plan on starting to carve. I started with no real plan as it started out as just a hobby that picked up a little extra income. Once in a while I had

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Capturing beauty through my lens

by Adrian Collins “My goal when I take a photograph is to give the viewer the experience of being there.” – Adrian Collins I’m a professional live music and nightlife photographer. My business, Adrian Collins Photography®, started off as a casual hobby and quickly transformed into a business. Many people where involved in teaching me how to start a business and the skills needed to be a professional photographer. I’d

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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