Ankors’ Peer Health Navigator

  Peer Health Navigator A peer is someone with lived experience of mental health and/or substance use. If you need support with: – Referrals – Accessing Support, Services, Harm Reduction Information or Supplies – Sexual Health Education – Accompaniment to appointments – Advocacy – Hospital Emergency Visits and follow up support Call or Text Sam…

Transportation Survey

Access to transportation can impact individuals and our community in many ways, help us learn more about these impacts to help support and promote future improvements to our public transportation system. Be a part of the conversation, your response matters!

After a Long Career, More Success

Nelson—At 66, Grant Clubine wasn’t ready to retire. But after spending most of his adult life as a journeyman electrician, Grant no longer felt a spark for the profession. Seeking support for a career change, Grant met with an employment counsellor at WorkBC who referred him to the RAFT program. RAFT is a free, five-week…

Sherry and Ryan Serving up Success!

Nelson—Married couple Sherry and Ryan are living in a mansion and training to be chefs partly due to their participation in a Kootenay Career Development Society’s (KCDS) employment program. For 15 years the Canadian pair had worked abroad—Sherry taught English, Ryan worked in the oil and gas industry. Their livelihoods took them to Qatar, Saudi…

KCDS Statement of Solidarity

KCDS Statement of Solidarity In alignment with our vision, mission and values, KCDS stands against racism and other forms of systemic violence against Black, Indigenous and racialized lives. We are inspired by actions calling for justice and equity. We are dedicated to working together with partner organisations, citizen groups and government agencies in the dismantling…

Information on the recently announced incentives and Employment Insurance

The B.C. Emergency Benefit for Workers The B.C. Emergency Benefit for Workers will provide a one-time $1,000 payment to people who lost income because of COVID-19. Residents who are receiving EI Benefits or the new Canade Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) are eligible. Applications will open soon with a one-time payment in May 2020. https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/employment-business/covid-19-financial-supports#BCEBW Canada…

Remote Resources for Job Seekers

Remote Resources for Job Seekers: Resume Guide Cover Letter Guide Interview Guide Resume Templates (download): Resume- Dark Blue Resume-Classic -Gray Resume-Creative Cover Letter Templates: Cover-Letter – Simple Cover-Letter – Creative Cover-Letter – Manager Reference Templates: References – Simple References – Creative      

Response to the Rapidly Evolving Pandemic

In response to the rapidly evolving pandemic, we are taking steps to ensure the health and safety of our clients and community at large. To that end, we have transitioned to virtual services effective immediately. This means that that we will provide counseling, administrative and workshop support by phone, OES messaging, email and video-conference, instead…

Everyone is Able

WorkBC Supports People Working with a Disability to Thrive September is Disability Employment Month in BC, a time both to celebrate the contributions that employees with a disability make in the workplace and to spread awareness about the barriers facing these workers. With 3 in 10 employees expected to experience a disability during their working…