Listed below are transition services available on the North Shore. These programs are available to assist individuals with the desire to enter the workforce through activities that raise their self awareness, build employabile skills, and encourage career exploration and job readiness.
NORTH VANCOUVER SCHOOL DISTRICT
Inclusive Work Experience Program
Inclusive Work Experience for complex learners is a program for our students with diverse needs. This experience helps prepare students for the transition from school to the workplace through activities that raise their self awareness, build employability skills, and encourage career exploration and job readiness.
The WEX program has two components:
Work experience placement
The in-class component includes job readiness lessons as well as workplace safety. Students are accompanied by a job coach at all times and receive additional school support. The WEX facilitator works with the student, parent, employer and job coach to ensure a successful placement.
WORK BC CENTRE
Skills Training for Employment Program
Looking for employment support and necessary job skills training that will help you overcome employment barriers?
Impacted Workers / Young Adults at Risk / Young Adults / Survivors of Violence and/or Abuse / Older Workers 55+ / Individuals Facing Multiple Barriers
CANADIAN MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION
Brief Counseling Service
Going through a significant life transition? We are here to help come out of various challenging relationships or difficult situations. You will learn how to cope with stress, anxiety, depression, anger, and thus become stronger and happier.
Possible to apply for up to 8 sessions of low-cost individual counseling. Please call Community Living BC at 604-981-0321 to speak to our Facilitator.
Education and Employment Access
Are you a student living with a learning disability or other health barriers wishing to pursue your educational or vocational goals?
In this full-time 8-month certificate program, we will help you explore education and career options, set goals, and create a specific plan to achieve them. Let us help you transition to post-secondary education and employment you desire!
Please email Kathryn Moscrip at email@example.com or call (604) 984-1711. Online applications are not available.
NORTH SHORE DISSABILITY RESOURCE CENTRE
Information and Advocacy
We provide information and workshops about transitioning from youth services to adult services. Wanting to continue your education and learn some employment skills? STAGE (Supporting Transition Adult Group Education) is for you! You can continue to learn functional and pre-employment skills with peers.
To access this program, you need a referral from your CLBC facilitator. Facilitators can be reached at this number: (604) 981-0321.
CANUCKS AUTISM NETWORK
The Skills Training Employment Program (STEP) empowers youth and adults (ages 15-30) on the autism spectrum with skills and work experience to better prepare for successful employment. Over the course of 12 weeks, participants receive paid classroom training (6 weeks) and work experience (6 weeks) opportunities in the Lower Mainland.
Learn more about the STEP program here:
Contact the STEP program here: firstname.lastname@example.org