CURRENT PROGRAMS AND WORKSHOPS
Job Readiness Program
RITE Program(Reaching Independence Through Employment)
Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Langley and Maple Ridge
Resources Inc. provides a 6-week comprehensive Job Readiness Training program
that builds Participants’ skills, confidence and experience while supporting
them to find and maintain sustainable employment. Participants will receive 6
weeks of classroom based training providing life skills, career decision making,
job readiness/search skills and basic computer skills and then 4 weeks of next
steps/follow up planning and individual support to support client’s job search
or provide access to training, leading to sustainable employment.
Participants will obtain:
Skills to market themselves effectively to employers in order to move them along the employment continuum towards obtaining meaningful employment,
Resources and referrals to appropriate agencies for the purpose of further skills development.
Assistance with their entry to the workforce
Gained self-esteem and confidence for entering the labour market
Marketable skills and certification that will allow them to fully participate in the current and future labour market
Job maintenance skills to assist in maintaining employment.
101-2296 McCallum Road Abbotsford, V2S 3P4
Telephone: 604-859-0033 Fax: 604-859-0041
MAPLE RIDGE LOCATION
#100-22575 Lougheed Hwy, Maple Ridge, BC V2X 2V2
Telephone: 604-476-1202 Fax: 604-476-1675
8850 Young Road, Chilliwack, BC V2P 4P5
Telephone: 604-792-8000 Fax: 604-792-8122
5724 Glover Road, Langley, BC V3A 4H8
Telephone: 604-534-4905 Fax: 604-534-9215
The Employment Program of British Columbia (EPBC)
As of April 2, 2012, the Employment Program of British Columbia (EPBC) is the ministry's one-stop employment program.
The EPBC integrates services from former programs into a single, comprehensive employment program. EPBC services include self-serve job search services, as well as client needs assessment, case management and other employment service options, for those needing more individualized services, to prepare for, find and maintain sustainable employment.
EPBC services are available to all unemployed British Columbians seeking work, including Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation and disability assistance clients. The purpose of having BCEA clients participate in the EPBC is to assist them to achieve employment as quickly as possible, and to become more independent.
Please visit WorkBC Centres for more information including a list of services centres near you
Find out more about the services and supports offered by the Employment Program of BC
Please visit Community and Employer Partnerships to learn about additional employment opportunities through the use of agency and business partnerships, shared information and technology, and innovative processes and practices
Please visit the Single Parent Employment Initiative to find more information on how single parents on income or disability assistance can get the skills they need to find a job that aligns with labour market demand.
Triangle Community Resources is part of a network of Service Providers who are committed towards providing innovative employment solutions in the following communities:
LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE/SURREY - Avia Employment Services
MISSION - Fraser Valley Employment & Support Services Co-operative Mission
Our Satellite WorkBC Employment Services Centre locations offer services that include job-search resources, personal employment planning, 3 week employability skills workshops, skills assessment and training, and work experience placement.
The Employment Program of British Columbia (EPBC) is available to all unemployed British Columbians who are seeking employment and are legally eligible to work in British Columbia. The program offers a range of services that support job seekers to find and maintain employment and to improve employment readiness. Eligibility for specific services is dependent on several factors.
Any B.C. job seeker or employer can access the self-serve resource area of WorkBC Employment Services Centres. There are no program eligibility criteria or formal screening requirements for people to use the resource area.
In order to access any EPBC services, you must:
- Meet basic eligibility criteria for the program – be unemployed and legally eligible to work in B.C
Personal services and supports are available to job seekers needing assistance beyond self-directed job search tools and workshops. The staff of the WorkBC Employment Services Centres will make an assessment using information you provide and determine how they can best assist you.
WorkBC offers various supports for training to job seekers who meet eligibility requirements:
Short Term Certificates such as Food Safe and World Host, taken while participating in Job Search workshops
Support to complete applications for funded training
Assessments to ascertain if Self-employment training is a suitable option
Financial supports to access Essential Skills Training
Financial supports while participating in Apprenticeship classroom training (if EI eligible)
CONTACT ONE OF OUR COMMUNITY SATELLITE LOCATIONS
- Avia Employment Services
Aldergrove Satellite Location
#104 – 26956 Fraser Hwy
Aldergrove, BC V4W 3L6
Phone: 604-756-2025 (If you are calling from Aldergrove, Abbotsford or Mission) Fax: 778-726-0294
Avia Employment Services
Langley Triangle Satellite Location
19951 Fraser Highway
Langley, BC V3A 4E2
- Fraser Valley Employment & Support Services Co-operative
Mission Triangle Satellite Location
33163 – 2nd Avenue
Mission, BC V2V 6T8
Phone: (604) 814-0052
Fax: (604) 814-0054
Solace House Women's Second Stage Recovery Home
Triangle Community Resources now operates Solace Transitional Second Stage Home for Women. Located in Abbotsford, this Second Stage Home is a Non Profit licensed facility situated in a beautiful, quiet neighborhood overlooking the Fraser Valley. We are staffed 24 hours a day with an on-site Executive Director, House Manager, House Monitor and various volunteers governed with 9 Advisory Board Members that are actively involved in various women's community resources.
Solace Society Women's Second Stage Recovery Home provides a supportive and safe communal living environment for up to 10 women recovering from their addictions. Residents of this second stage transitional house are wanting to be in a safe, supportive environment that is clean and sober from all substances. They are encouraged to learn new life skills including but not limited to coping, boundaries, structure and communication.
Women residing at Solace will need to be abstinent from any form of narcotic drug or alcohol for a minimum of 30 days prior to being accepted as a resident and can live there for a maximum of 6 months. Residents will be expected to participate in their personal recovery program, in house programming, and working towards their goals and follow in house guidelines and expectations. For the safety of the house and residents, all new residents will need to follow a two week restrictions program including no outside unescorted events or appointments.
Solace House uses a holistic approach that instills responsibility, personal integrity and accountability. Our in house program consists of various group activities aimed at engaging in real-life situations and learning how to have strong, supportive and positive relationships within the house.
We lean heavily towards the Disease Model and are involved with community organizations such as AA, NA, CoDA, Community Resources, Mental Health, Probation, Celebrate Recovery and employment programming.
Solace House staff and volunteers have various professional and personal backgrounds that complement each other and allow for all residents to feel supported. We use client-centered approach where each woman is recognized as an individual and deserving of respect and dignity. Past residents are encouraged and welcomed to visit and connect with the current residents providing they remain alcohol and drug free and do not pose a risk to others.
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If you have any questions or would like to refer, please contact us at the below telephone numbers.
Address: 2022 Everett Street, Abbotsford, BC
Second Stage Office: 604-864-4052
House Manager – Eileen: 604-302-3174
Executive Director – Lorraine: 604-302-8084
Solace Transitional Second Stage Home for Women In Abbotsford
On top of these core
services, we also offer a unique five-week
Understanding Anger course that is both
well-received and appreciated by our participants;
with referrals from the Ministry of Children
and Family, Corrections, Probation Officers,
Lawyers, Psychologist, Doctors and Counsellors,
just to name a few. In this course, we
take a look at what anger is so that we
can identify the emotion and use techniques
to positively react. Our clients are provided
a safe and supportive environment that
enables them to learn about themselves
and be proactive in their approach to
Third Party Administration
Triangle Community Resources delivers the Third Party Administration
contract with the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation in the Abbotsford
and Mission communities. Clients are referred
by the Ministry only. Our staff
is well versed in community resources
and assisting referrals to maintain positive relationships within the community including referrals to appropriate services.
Triangle Community Resources
has also been sought after to provide
Life Skills and Employability Skills workshops
to the Salvation Army, Youth Programs,
Ministry of Housing and Social Development,
as well as other Service Providers. We
also participate in our local community
by providing ongoing presentations within
Provincial and Federal Corrections to
facilitate a plan of action upon an inmate's
release. To this end, we have established
strong working relationships within the
community including Probation Offices,
John Howard Society, Elizabeth Fry, halfway
houses, treatment facilities, recovery
houses and other related service providers.