WHAT IS DOORWAYS?

Doorways is a trauma-informed, pre-employment program designed to support survivors of violence and/or abuse.

Doorways recognizes that survivors often face external challenges that make finding and maintaining employment challenging. We will work with you to identify your needs and build a plan that meets you where you are at, supports your personal and employment readiness skills, and reduces barriers to finding sustainable employment.

Participants will have access to a full range of financial supports (e.g. living supports while in program, plus additional supports such as childcare, transportation, work clothing and more), free one-on-one personal counselling, and customized Employment Counselling by our highly skilled staff.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

Individuals who identify as survivors of violence and/or abuse.

WHEN DOES THE PROGRAM RUN?

You can start anytime!

Doorways group sessions provide opportunities for both self-identified women and self-identified men. The program strives to be trans-inclusive, as well as inclusive of non-binary and diverse gender identities. We recognize that gender is not binary and as such, we strive to continue to build more inclusive access to all our employment programs.

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WHAT WILL I GAIN?

This innovative program will provide:

  • Support you to build confidence to address systemic and personal barriers to sustainable employment, through individual and group learning opportunities.
  • Provide a wide variety of financial supports, including living supports and much more.
  • Connect you to other programs and services to support ongoing wellbeing and opportunity.
  • Support you as you move along an employment exploration continuum

HOW CAN I APPLY?

Contact us by email at programs@kcds.ca or call 250-777-7833 to speak to one of our Service Navigator.

APPLY NOW

Looking for support but not sure if this program is the right fit for you? KCDS offers many programs to meet the needs of individuals looking for career development, training and employment. Just give us a call!

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