Hello dedicated and hard working Triangle team Abbotsford,
It's Mike H and I wanted to let you know that even if I hadn’t gone through your course I would still have found a job and started up my own company anyways. Hahahah
No really thank you very much for your support, you got me through trying times.
You guys may not get to everyone but you really make a difference in some peoples lives.
I’m doing good on the island. I have a part time job at a restaurant 4 days a week and I also started my own business. I am licensed, insured and I have WCB.
I did my first big project for a project manager at a custom home construction company and another project manager is giving me a house to try in a couple weeks, and a strata called me to do a 16 home lot twice a year for gutter cleaning.
I made the equivalent of two weeks at the restaurant, in half a day of window cleaning, so this is definitely sustainable employment. By partnering with home builders I can do post construction windows year round.
The rain gear and merino wool works great thanks again.
Hope all is good -feel free to share my story, 18 months and anybody can do it with a cando attitude.
I recently attended the 10 week R.I.T.E. program held at the Abbotsford Triangle Community Resources location. I heard about the program through the recovery house that I resided at. My personal experience in this program was so much more than I could have ever imagined. This program has done much more than help me find work, it has helped me to find out who I am, what I am good at and what I want to be when I grow up. Triangle has given me the tools and confidence that I need in order to achieve success , not only in my career but in my everyday life. The staff at Triangle were very resourceful, caring but most of all very supportive. They are passionate about what they do and will go to all lengths in order to see your success. They are a family. I would highly recommend this program to anyone and everyone . They have my two thumbs up. Thank You Triangle!
March 6, 2012
Recently I attended the Triangle Resources six week R.I.T.E Program. The experience that I had during the course of the program was outstanding. The course materials were clear, concise and thorough. The instruction was not only very well presented, but also very thorough and detailed.
The Triangle personnel were outstanding in their knowledge, courtesy, and willingness to assist. They were all very helpful and accommodating in their efforts to make us comfortable and ready to learn what they were teaching. The facilitators made it such a good program that I was kind of sorry when the course ended.
If anyone is seeking this type of guidance I would highly recommend this program and Triangle Resources with their outstanding people to deliver it.
Sam H. (Group 82)
February 24th, 2012
The R.I.T.E program, for me, was an experience that is going to be invaluable as I move forward in my personal and professional life. Not only has it helped me tremendously, look deeply into myself, but has shown me where I need improvement as I continue as a professional.
The staff is not only extremely personable and knowledgeable, but genuinely cares deeply about the clients that come in. I feel not only have I gained a better understanding of who I am, but have gained a new family whom I love and care about, and who love and care about me.
To Louisa, Karen, Kelsey, and James, you are the best, and I love you all. You are the people I will strive emulate, and I am extremely proud to call you my friends.
Hugs to all,
February 9th, 2012
The experience of being in this program has done so much for my self-esteem, my ability to show my feelings and have beliefs in my artistic skills. This has been something I will carry with me for the rest of my life.
Janet showed me I was and am able to get any job I apply for. She showed me that I come across as confident and that I can express as confident and that I can express my abilities in words so that my interview will get me the job.
Paul has taught me that I can be vulnerable and show my soft side and it is ok. He showed me that I am strong and that I am a loveable person who can give myself and not get hurt. He also is continuing to work with me one on one to deal with my childhood issues.
Amber has taught me that it is ok to be soft. I also think she showed me that I am ok just the way I am.
Kathleen has showed me it is ok to still be a child at heart.
I thank each and every one of the staff for helping me to grow in many ways.
February 9th, 2012
What a difference a year makes! For me this statement couldn’t be more true. February 9th, 2012, today’s date. For my family and I this date carried with it the scar of a devastating memory. You see, February 9, 2011 was the day I decided that my life was no longer worth living, that my life was so pathetically and hopelessly lost that any further attempts at this life would be an insult to the people who loved me. I no longer wanted to hurt or be hurt. I wasn’t winning the struggle on my own and didn’t feel I deserved to ask for the help I so desperately needed.
What a difference a day makes! I was one of the lucky ones. I survived! I awoke to a new day, groggy and confused in my hospital bed feeling shame but blanketed and protected by the support of those who truly love for me. “What?” I thought to myself, “You still want to love me even through now you know how flawed I am?” There was a resounding and persistent YES that assured me constantly that while they didn’t like some of the things I had chose to do, they most certainly liked me.
What a difference love can make! Time seemed to move slowly but I still moved on and surprisingly I found myself putting one foot in front of the other over and over. When I was unable to walk God carried me and when I struggled my family would lighten my load and when I needed strength my children giggled and smiled.
Almost one more year later and but no design of my own I walked through the doors of TRIANGLE unknowingly into my own rebirth. So now, today, February 9 no longer carries with it a scar or bad memory but rather a message of hope, beauty, the glory of God and the overwhelming power of love.
Thank you Paul for empowering me with the tools of spiritual and emotional growth. And thank you Janet for empowering me with the tools of Career Decision Making and professionalism.
The reason I say empowered is because unlike most programs of this nature who show people where to go and buy the tools but never show them how to use them. Triangle changed my life because they care enough to know that you can feed a man for a day or teach him to fish and feed him and his village for a lifetime.
December 19th, 2010
Wow! What a great experience. I would still love to go to the Bahamas, however; being at Triangle gave me the same boost of energy and left me with the same satisfying feeling as a bright ray of sunshine, cool calm breeze or smooth ocean waves would have. Like sinking your teeth into a piece of milk chocolate – without the calories - each day at Triangle brought laughs, tears of joy, and that feeling that I was not alone.
There's no greater feeling than the one you get once you've been assured. Assured of who you are. It's all about you! And that's exactly what you take when you complete this program, yourself; to a whole new level… of understanding, love, compassion, desire & interest. Commencing a beautiful new journey - you feel refreshed, restored. All those broken pieces remain but are put together in such a unique way that you can finally accept yourself and your mistakes. Once you've gained that loving trusting relationship with yourself, it's at that time when you begin creating new relationships like that with others.
I used to pass my time in fear, regret, loneliness and rejection. I no longer know how to do that. I appreciate every waking, breathing moment I have. Time is no longer against me; time is a gift I was given… I just had to learn how to use it properly. Thanks to everyone who made it possible, to those who were there like family, the ones who inspire – at Triangle Community Resources.
November 5, 2010
Hi my name is Paul Rose.
I first came to Triangle with hopes of finding
a few tickets in order to get back to work,
a quick fix and I would be on my way, wow,
was I in for a surprise. Triangle was not
your average get a resume, use a computer,
get a job, get lost kind of place. I was kind
of thrown off when they started to ask me
questions about myself and my life and where
I had been and what I was looking for in my
search for a new career. Imagine a place that
wanted to know what I wanted to do rather
than a place telling me what to do. I have
had many different challenges in my life and
having spent over half of my life in the care
of one instition or another my values and
beliefs where somewhat twisted. Triangle taught
me that my past is something to be proud of
and that I could use my experiences both good
and bad to better myself. I had always thougt
that my past mistakes would haunt me for the
rest of my days and now instead of my past
working against me, I have learned to use
it for my benefit. Triangle has taught me
several different things about myself; my
learning styles and different approaches to
overcome some of the things that I have always
seen as major barriers in my life. I now have
a confidence that I never knew before. I am
attending univesity and am planning a new
career; one that I want to do, and am passionate
about. Triangle has shown me that even though
I have had all sorts of problems in my life
there is absolutely nothing that can hold
me back from making my dreams a reality nothing
except, myself ...
September 23, 2010
Triangle was a great stepping
stone for me to refocus, regroup and reinvent
myself. Coming form an addiction background,
it gave me the information and extra time
to look deep inside and secure my foundation
in recovery and a new career. The facilitators
have all done a wonderful job, informing me
of different values and beliefs, and how to
deal with people of different true colors
background. Thanks for the help and support.
September 23, 2010
At the beginning I was apprehensive
and just went because I was told to by the
Ministry. After a few days I realized that
I enjoyed coming and looked forward to it
each day. I learned skills that have and will
continue to change my life. I am very Appreciative
of the instructors and the program. –
May 17, 2010
My name is Jason Freestone.
I attended the Triangle Program in September
2009. I came into the program a man who had
lost his way. The only life I knew was one
of complete chaos, drug use, alcoholism, and
too put it nicely, I hurt a lot of people.
I thought there was no hope for me. The Triangle
staff along with the self assessments really
showed me the positive aspect of my life,
which I had been missing for so long. The
assessments showed me I did have values and
morals and that I was running on a distorted
belief system. Also the other men in the class
saw, and also told me they saw real potential
in me. The program helped build up my self
esteem and self confidence witch I have struggled
with for a long time. Was one of the best
decisions of my life to attend the 6 week
program. To the present day with the help
from the staff, I'm fulltime employed at a
job I'm really happy at. I believe without
the encouragement and positive attitudes of
the staff I would not be where I am today.
I am proud to say I am coming up on 1 year
sober and things have never been better for
me. I'm starting to believe in myself more
and more everyday and owe a really big thanks
to the Triangle program.
May 17, 2010
My name is Earl Hall and
I am a graduate of the RITE program at Triangle
Community Resources in Chilliwack. Triangle
was an amazing program that did much more
than help me find work, Triangle helped me
to find myself. Not only was I able to find
employment immediately upon graduation, the
facilitators have continued to show me support
and encouragement. Once I secured a job Triangle
helped me to get prepared for work by taking
me to get appropriate work boots and clothing.
They even drove me to my job interview! As
of today, I have been at my job for six months
and I owe it all to Triangle and the amazing
staff that implement it!
May 20, 2009
I signed up for the WRITE
program with the hope that it would be the
bridge I needed to re-enter the workforce.
2 ½ years previous, I had a massive
breakdown. I was severely depressed and actively
suicidal. I was plagued with anxiety attacks.
I spent 6 weeks under psychiatric care at
LMH, and was over-medicated when I was released.
It took over a year to wean myself off of
the 10+ medications. As of June 10, 2008 I
was med-free. Unfortunately I had gained 70
lbs, become extremely unconfident and had
no sense of direction. My body was ravaged.
My mind was a fog. I had trouble concentrating.
I did not know how I was ever going to re-enter
the workforce after such a long absence. I
I chose this program because
it had structure, being Mon-Fri 9-3. I needed
to know that I could commit to that, and be
present for the entire period. I was hesitant
for the first couple of weeks in the program
as no one else in the class seemed to relate
to my issues, but I was committed to my own
progress so I stuck with it. I am so glad
that I did. I found that the facilitators,
Wayne and Annette, were very supportive and
encouraging. I started to learn about things
that I was never taught in high school, such
as anger management; personality styles; conflict
resolution and accountability. I was surprised
by the quality of the program. I found it
very comprehensive. I really enjoyed taking
all of the personality tests. They gave me
a broad picture of myself, and how my traits
are affective in the workplace. They reinforced
that my chosen career path is a good fit for
me. The program as a whole has helped build
my confidence and self-esteem.
It has been a wonderful,
challenging journey of self-discovery. WRITE
taught me how to approach an employer with
confidence, and how to sell my abilities and
skills to them. It taught me how to answer
tough interview questions such as ‘why
did you leave your last job?’The mock
interview is an incredible tool. I found that
watching myself on tape, in that setting,
was very enlightening. I also appreciated
all of the class feedback. I would recommend
this program to anyone who is struggling with
esteem and confidence issues. It is designed
in a logical format that slowly builds you
up without you even knowing it. You get what
you put in, so if you are committed to your
success, this program will help you soar.
I have already started to apply for jobs,
and am completely confident, even excited,
about the coming interviews. I cannot express
my gratitude enough to Triangle Resources.
This program has given me so much hope. Thank
May 08, 2009
This course enlightened me
and made me realize a true picture of myself.
Just knowing where to start has made this
journey easier and assures me of my future
success. I have a more open mind, less negativity
and have a positive outlook. This process
that you put people through is very useful
and it is because of the staff going outside
of the norm to offer comfort and help everyone
here and their unique approach that makes
it a success.
May 08, 2009
Triangle has been a great
support to me in moving forward. The staff
have helped me to overcome fears and gave
me the care and attention I needed at that
point in my life and assisted me to find two
part time jobs. I am really enjoying it. Thanks
Triangle for the help.
Jan 01, 2009
Triangle has helped me by
being open and non-judgemental and by assisting
me when I drop in to do job search. With their
support I was able to find a full time job
working in a field I enjoy. They always supported
me by giving me feedback and listening to
October 27, 2008
I would like to thank all
the staff at Triangle Community Resources.
I can’t thank them enough for their
support in all areas of my life. I came into
the program with limited thinking regarding
my career expectations. I have learned to
face fear in this area and move towards finding
ways to reach my goals. I have also learned
to unlock some of my beliefs in working with
others and have found this to be a rewarding
experience. The workers at Triangle all have
so much to offer in many areas. Each staff
is unique in the gifts they have to offer.
Thank you so much for your support !
Karl L. Ruppert
October 07, 2008
Hi, my name is Karl and I
am 41 yrs old. I was in need of help in dealing
with problems in my life; my main problem
was to do with anger and my drinking. I was
told about Triangle Community Resources by
a mental health worker at Mission Memorial
Hospital after I went and tried to commit
suicide in May of this year after my girlfriend
of over a year left me because of my main
problem. I was initially told about their
“Understanding Anger” workshop
but after exhausting my search for funding
for that course, I signed up for the R.I.T.E.
Program, which is a Government Funded Program
and took 6 weeks to complete. I came and started
there as a stubborn, angry & depressed
man who felt it was time to change the way
I was and can say that I am glad things happened
the way they did. By the end of the 6th week
I became a calm, relaxed and a happy person
from the learning what was taught by the Instructors
and by my Counsellor that I still see once
a week. I have became the person that I wanted
to be with a lot of hard work and persistence,
there was 2 times during the 6 weeks where
I wanted to quit but I can honestly &
truthfully say that I’m glad I did not.
I am big on telling people about this course,
especially those who are to this day coming
to Triangle to get information about it. I
tell them that I used to be like them and
that if they can help change me then they
will change themselves, it will a lot of hard
work and there will be times where you would
feel like giving up but keep persisting and
you will see the change by the end and feel
better with yourself with new tools to take
on the world. I am grateful for the staff:
Brian, Lorraine, Susan, Faith, Monique, Doug
and the few other instructors who came to
teach us (those of us who stuck through the
hard times) at Triangle Community Resources
and to me they are not instructors, they have
became people who I can say (and call) a caring
FRIEND. Thank You Triangle for showing me
once again who I truly am, your program worked
a miracle on me when I felt there was no way
I could ever become this person again.
Karl L. Ruppert
August 13, 2008
When I first came into Triangle
I was greeted with plenty of smiles and encouraging
words, which made me, feel comfortable and
welcomed. I decided to enroll in Triangle
because I was searching for a place where
I would be understood and my barriers addressed.
My confidence and self-esteem were low and
I was filled with fear and not knowing where
I fit in this world. During the course of
the program, I learned a lot about myself.
I am learning to love myself more and to be
able to create healthy boundaries, which I
use today in all aspects of my daily living.
I think that this program has helped me grow,
and to remain teachable. I gained an enormous
amount of knowledge that enables me to choose
what would be best suited for my personality.
I also came into Triangle with no employment
history whatsoever. At Triangle I learned
that I have many transferable skills that
would translate into any job or career I aspire
to. The staff members at Triangle were always
encouraging, kind, helpful, and made me feel
like I was part of something special. Everyday
at Triangle was super fabulous!
August 07, 2008
When I started at Triangle
Community Resources I had recently been released
from prison, trying to remain clean and sober.
Their staff supported me in pre-program appointments
to prepare me for the class. Going in to the
course, I didn't know what to expect. Coming
out of the six-week program, I felt like this
was the best thing I could have done for myself.
At 44 years old, I had still been asking myself;
"What do I want to do when I grow up?".
Not only did this course have a wealth of
information, it was a journey of self discovery
helping me realise my strengths and weaknesses,
my personality type, helping me pinpoint what
my interests are and what i would enjoy doing
as a career by giving me the knowledge and
ability and to succeed as well as giving me
the drive and focus to be successful. We addressed
my barriers of having a criminal record and
how that affects my employability. They helped
me with my years of back taxes, connected
me with debt counsellors, helped me solve
my issues with housing and helped me prepare
the best resumes and cover letters possible.
I am no longer in need of Government Assistance.
I have made amends with family, friends and
past employers. I have secure housing, a full
time job and have begun the process of going
back to school to get my journeyman ticket
in the electrical trade. I feel good about
myself and am confident with my abilities
in all areas of life. I can't say enough about
Triangle's care for their clients, going the
extra mile time and again such as driving
me to interviews, helping me with documentation
to enrol at BCIT, connecting me with useful
community resources, teaching me computer
skills, feeding me, allowing me to visit anytime
and use their computer lab and resources,
all this in an atmosphere of encouragement
and support. My life is forever changed in
a positive way. What Triangle does for the
community may go unnoticed but anyone who
graduates from this course comes out with
the confidence, ability, knowledge and focus
to succeed.........the bonus being that it
was fun with a lot of laughs. To Wayne, Heidi,
Germaine and Nicole; You guys are simply the
best, thank you for everything!
June 17, 2008
Hi, just writing a brief
note to let you all know how much I appreciated
your time, patience and love, to which I carried
on to share the knowledge of your Teaching.
I am now 9 months clean and sober and still
working from when I also graduated from the
Triangle W.R.I.T.E. Program then Steppingstone,
as a Youth Care Supervisor. I take care of
two young native boys 14 and 17 years of age
and love all the rewards from working with
young people, because we know what it is like
to be a youngster and they are good kids.
I am really enjoying Gertrude and I THANK
May 14, 2008
Hi, my name is Crystal! I
am a graduate from the Women’s Triangle
Community Resources W.R.I.T.E. Program. I
am 21 years old and have a 17- month old son.
I am also a recovering alcoholic/addict. I
did not come to this program voluntarily,
I was ordered by my service provider to attend
or I would not receive further funding. I
agreed to attend the six week employment program
as well as the twelve week follow up so that
I would be able to acquire funding and continue
my stay at the recovery house. I was very
familiar with the program prior to my commitment.
I had attended many graduation ceremonies,
including my own Mother’s. I was also
aware of the courses they would go through
in the classroom, such as: life skills, boundaries,
assertiveness, conflict resolution, barriers
and attitudes, true colours, resistance to
change and transition, accountability, anger
management, listening, attending, behaviours,
self-esteem, overcoming fears, communication,
values and beliefs, self-defeating learned
behaviours, motivation, goal setting, stress
and time management. I entered my first AA
meeting at 16 years old and shortly after
a recovery house. This was followed by four
years in and out of jail, hospitals, treatment
centers, recovery houses and group homes.
During my stays at these institutions, I completed
all of the above listed courses at least six
times! My knowledge of the programs provided
at the W.R.I.T.E. Program became my downfall.
My ego had told me the Program could not offer
me anything that I didn’t already know
or learn. My mind was not open to the possibility
of being teachable. I remember my first week
in the classroom, I had my hand up to answer
every question. I did have a large knowledge
and understanding of what was being taught
in the Personal Development part of the classroom,
but I was challenged by the Counsellors to
forget what I had learned in the past and
start again! All of my past knowledge was
not being put into action, it was just head
knowledge. I could not connect the dots between
what I knew and how I needed to implement
it into my life. I was so stuck in my head
and I kept repeating my addiction cycle…preventing
myself from looking in my heart to visualize
and become what I want. Looking back, I never
had a true stirring desire within my heart
to become a productive member of society with
a career. Even with my prior goal setting,
I had no real intentions of reaching them.
The Counsellors called me on my crap and they
presented things in a way that hit me in the
heart. It seemed so new! I kept fighting it
and trying to convince myself that I had already
learned these things. These courses had not
helped me before so why would they help me
now? I think it was towards the end of the
second week when I ceased fighting anyone
or anything. At that moment, my head started
to make the connection to my heart. I am not
going to say that it was all roses, the thorns
were definitely present. I had been hiding
my active addiction and knew my life was about
to crumble if I didn’t get honest with
my instructors and myself. The tears came
and the emotions raged back and forth. I was
facing my fears and leaning into them. I was
not going tot “fight or flight”.
I was re-learning the tools that would save
my life, keep me clean and sober, and give
me a hope and a future! Finally a sigh of
much needed relief and release breathed through
me like a fresh crisp breeze that skims across
the tops of the ocean waves! I felt freedom
from my ego, I didn’t have to know everything,
I didn’t have to pretend to be someone
I was not so that people thought I was “normal”
or manageable! I am now awaiting my graduation
from the W.R.I.T.E. Program tomorrow and am
proud to be me. I will always remember the
hardest journey I have ever made, my head
to my heart! I pray every day that I never
go back to where I was mentally and emotionally.
I have set and reached more goals thorough
this six-week program than the past four years
of treatment. I am not saying that treatment
does not work, I am just saying that my time
to change was in and through this program!
I do not believe today that I was ordered
to this program by service provider, it was
my Higher Power divine intervention. I have
been accepted into a College course where
I will be starting an “Intervention
Counselling and Youth Worker” that I
begin in two weeks. My Case Manager has approved
the decision for this course. I have also
received a reference letter from an employer
who is more than dedicated to training me
as a Respit Caregiver in her group home upon
completion of my 12-week course. She is a
sub-contractor that works with “Level
Three Youth at Risk”, which means they
are in constant need of supervision. I have
grown up as a high risk youth myself and was
refused any type of support so I am now looking
forward to setting a positive example for
these young people, planting little seeds
of hope in their hearts and turning my past
mess into my future message! In closing, I
would like to emphasize to anyone who is wondering
if the Triangle W.R.I.T.E./R.I.T.E. Program
is going to be beneficial to them, that what
takes place in that classroom will change
your life! I know it has changed mine and
given me the privilege to give back selflessly
to my community what I have so selfishly taken
over the years. P.S. Special Thanks to the
Triangle Staff, Sandee, Janet and especially
Mr. Paul! Thank you to the founder and Owner
Brian Chiasson for making this life changing
experience possible to myself and others to
May 14, 2008
Well before I went to the
W.R.I.T.E program, I was a recovering drug
addict. I was in a recovery house in Abbotsford
and got told I had to go to this program that
would help me find who Rachel Smith truly
was. At first I was thinking "I don't
need that type of thing" "I knew
who I was, I didn't need that.'' I am glad
I went because it showed me that it's ok to
be different, that everyone deserves "New
Start". The staff there are awesome they
truly care for the individual. I was surprised
to find out about the P.S.I indicator test
and the True Colours. I have Graduated from
the program twice. Paul is a great person
who knows about addiction as does Annette.
While I was there I learned alot about myself
and the jobs I am suitable for. I am currently
upgrading my Gr.12 at A.C.E. If I hadn't went
to Triangle I don't know what I would be doing.
I Love the Staff there, Janet & Sandee,
and I get excited every time I go back to
Once your a Triangle Client-Your 'ALWAYS'
a Triangle Client.
Steven - Group 56
May 14, 2008
I don't know that I would
have made it this far had it not been for
the support of the staff. I cannot say enough
about them all.
Steven, Group 56
Mark - Group 54
May 14, 2008
This program has helped me
gain a new approach to life. I am devoted
being honest and truthful, because without
it I would be lost again, and I don’t
want to be lost. I can live without overwhelming
fear today because I was given the tools to
do something different. Thank you.
Mark, Group 54
April 22, 2008
Many thanks to all Counsellors
from Triangle! Even though I have finished
the course many months ago, I still feel the
continuing journey that you have lift me on
to. Everyone did a thorough job as to open
my mind on what I have to do for a new fresh
start in life. Only through open-minded and
perseverance on my part that this was accomplished,
you helped me when I had question, you where
willing to work with me on any question I
had. I am glad to have learned about values
and beliefs, and on my communication skills
and practical way to do job search, to learned
what I truly like to do, and to never give
up on my dream. Thank you for your honesty,
no mask allowed. It was more often FUN to
learn than painstaking apprenticeship, I wish
for everyone to take the time it take to finish
and graduate this program.
You guys really helped me, to GROW UP !
Thank you, Jacques P., Area
Jan 31, 2008
My name is Christy Bartnik
and I am writing this letter to share how
important Triangle has been in my personal
journey, as well as my journey to employment.
I came to Triangle broken with very low self-esteem.
The thought of employment was very intimidating
to me. All that I wanted out of this program
was to learn about my self. My only goal was
to be a mother to my two children. Before
I completed the WRITE program I had my old
job back and was seeing my children regularly.
The WRITE program and the counselors helped
put me back together, mentally, physically,
and spiritually. I learned that it is ok to
make mistakes, I developed relationships with
my classmates and have a much better outlook
on my self and what I am capable of. My First
job as a painter started off well, however
business is slow right now. I have gone with
my back up plan according to my action plan
and I have an interview today
for a Community Support Worker position. Thank
you so much Janet Paul and Annette. I would
never imagine my life today was possible.
With all your help and my gift of willingness
I have a life today. For the women in the
program, stick it out. I know it is not easy
however you are worth it.
December 13, 2007
Thank you Triangle,
Hi guys and Gals of Triangle,
I am so thankful for your help. Its kinda
funny whenever I have no place to turn I always
end up back here! I am from group 19 and I
was recently in a car accident in the middle
of moving and was in the hospital for 2 days
finding out that my back and shoulders were
in rough shape, I wasn’t able to help
my husband move anything. He was so stressed
thinking he could never get this done by himself,
I came to Triangle desperately looking to
hire a guy for the day to help my husband
and I walked in and told Darryl my needs and
he was on the phone as fast as lightning looking
for some one to help. There was a young man
by the name of Jon that stepped up and offered
his assistance to me. I am so thankful he
was there for us we wouldn’t have been
able to do anything without his help. I am
so thankful for Triangle. You have always
been there for me. It was true you do become
a part of my family once you do the program.
I am never forgotten whenever I come to you.
Thank you so much
August 24, 2007
To Whom would listen and
I have attended the Triangle Community Resources
R.I.T.E Program in Mission and have found
it an effective quality Program that promotes
Self worth and personal development. The self-empowerment
tools and techniques used in the program are
second to none. The staff are obviously well
trained professionals that have a genuine
interest in their clients. They treat all
with respect, dignity and honesty. I have
personally seen the positive results in people’s
lives after attending the Program. What really
impressed me is their continued support and
services after the Program. They have been
exemplary and are indeed a model for support
services. They are a catalyst that has resulted
in my securing an excellent position of employment
that is well beyond what I expect. Thank you
again to the Triangle Crew!
Mission RITE/WRITE Client
August 15, 2007
The people at Triangle Community
Resources in Mission were a great help to
me when I was having difficulty with job interviews.
They helped me focus on mt strengths, where
I had been worried abut my weaknesses. Curtis
had me do a new resume, which allowed me to
inventory my marketable skills in a systematic
way. Darryl helped me change my attitude from
negative to positive by pointing out some
common sense solutions to my problems. He
has some handy techniques to overcome negativity.
With a new resume and a new attitude I got
a job within a week.
June 29, 2007
I would highly recommend
the RITE program at Triangle Community Resources
to anyone thinking of enrolling. The first
2 or 3 weeks of the program were for me a
little chaotic, but the end result was more
than enough reward. The program helped me
to re-find myself and my career aspiratins.
A truly life changing experience facilitatied
by a gifted and compassionate staff!!!
June 04, 2007
On a cold and wet day in
February 2007, I was travelling to the food
bank with my wife. I decided to walk through
the doors of Triangle Community Resources
to see what they had to offer. That day changed
my life. Over the years I have not been able
to hold a job for longer than 6 months, ever.
I always thought there was something wrong
with me for that. The staff there opened me
up to the possibility that it was not me but
the jobs I have been choosing. They started
to change the way I looked at employment and
made me think about what I valued most in
life, then they helped me find what jobs fit
those values.As with most guys who come to
them, I had my fair share of barriers to deal
with. That didn't’t stop the staff from
encouraging me to attack those barriers like
a rabid dog. I began tearing down barriers
left and right. I learned to not let my emotions
rule me as they so often had. When I panicked,
a few words from the staff would help remind
me to focus on what is true and not to dwell
on the things that were not true. Each staff
has a different role to play in the program
and as far as I’m concerned they all
work together as “Restoration Specialists”.
They help tear apart what needs to be fixed
and then give you the tools to rebuild it
stronger than ever.I would like to say that
when I left Triangle I was stronger, more
focussed and certainly open to the idea that
anything is possible. That thinking is now
as much a part of my life as my family is.
For that, I thank you.
C Dougan Langley # 19
May 31, 2007
I was looking at an occupational
brick wall of fear and low self-esteem when
I came to the W.R.I.T.E program at Triangle.
I came to the program for the opportunity
to learn about myself and find out what I
was meant to do.What I learned was that my
negative self-talk needed to change and I
needed to change direction and honour what
the assessment tests and my own self-awareness
pointed to : I needed to get out of my comfort
zone and begin to realize my goals.Naturally,
I wanted to find a career path that met with
what all the assessment results pointed to.
I have enrolled in Kwantlen College and will
be taking the Career Practioner Diploma.I
would like to thank the staff in Langley for
the support, encouragement, and the limitless
faith that you have shown in me which has
inspired and motivated me to bring down the
wall that kept me frommoving on.Triangle brought
together clients with many different barriers
to employment and helped us all feel unique,
respected, motivated and cared for in such
a way as to empower each and every one of
us to succeed in a way that was important
to each person’s defined goal. It was
a spiritual feeling for myself alone as well
as to see other’s being empowered; to
see the women walk taller, speak with more
confidence about themselves and to believe
in themselves more. I believe the staff’s
passion and commitment to helping the people
in the group shines through in the smiles
and confidence shown by the women at the end
of the group. Well Done!
May 18, 2007
G'day ..Eh..Hi my name is
Cheryl and I'm transgendered. I'm a very recent
graduate of the W.R.I.T.E Program in the Chilliwack
location. Group #17 the “ Can-Do-Ettes"
It was more than I ever could have expected,
it's not just a learn how to do a resume and
cover letter course and out the door you go
kind of place. I've taken those before and
they are done in a somewhat clinical production
line setting, do this … do this ...
write it this way, then it's…bye thanks
for coming ….good luck ...see ya ….NEXT
!! At Triangle Community Resources, you learn
about yourself, why you are the way you are,
who you truly are inside. The program gives
you an insight as to what type of job your
best suited for, in your skills, your personality
and why things happen in your life they way
they do; boy did I hear some coins drop in
those classes. They teach computers for those
folks who are computer challenged; they show
you the job market and how to access it in
a constructive way to suit your needs and
wants. Triangle deals with you as the whole
person and you learn about yourself in ways
you would never have considered. The facilitators
really help you find your true calling in
the work-a-day world. The support is just
amazing before, during and after the program
and yes they teach you how to write a resume
and cover letters one that will actually get
read by potential employers.
Cheryl Anne Leask
April 02, 2007
My experience with Triangle
was very positive and uplifting. I learned
that there is a lot of stuff you need to learn
about yourself. The most important thing I
learned was not to be so afraid of being turned
down for a job. If I never try I will never
succeed. The staff at Trainge were very friendly
and supporting. I got the job. Thanks
Class #25 “ Women with
March 20, 2007
When I first began the Triangle
program I was not sure that this was what
I needed in my life at this time. However,
my decision to join the class was based on
my surroundings. I currently live at a Recovery
House where I have lived for the past 8 months.
I was a little restless being there all the
time and I looked at this class as a way to
get out of the house.I have been employed
for the majority of my working life. I felt
that as far as job skills etc. were concerned
I was pretty much informed on the basics.
I shortly found out that this class offered
me a lot more then I thought possible.Since
attending Triangle, I have grown in so many
ways. The life skills alone have made a huge
impact on my life and I feel that this is
something I never would have been informed
of had I not come here.I have learned about
what my values are, what my personality style
is, what I should do and not do when dealing
with others that are not like me. I have found
that information very resourceful to me. Seeing
as my goal is to work in Customer Service,
dealing with many different types of people
is something that I will continually face
in my lifetime.When the beginning of our employment
classes began I was a bit leery that I would
be bored, as I have a lot of work history
and training in a lot of different trades.
However I was quite amazed at how much things
have changed in the work force and how much
I really didn’t know such as proper
job etiquette resumes and cover letters.Through
the learning’s I have obtained with
this class I have had the confidence and the
motivation to search for a job that I truly
would be happy at, enabling me to have my
values and a job at the same time.I took the
information that I have learned and I applied
them to a job search.
Due to these actions I have successfully found
a job that I am very happy about.Everything
has worked out perfectly for me and I start
my new job Monday. Thank you, Triangle, for
the support and education that you have provided
Jan 08, 2007
Thanks to The RITE Program
I’ve learnt how to deal with my self
and other people who aren’t in the same
frame of mind as me. The staff is more than
willing to spend the time just to make sure
we learn the life skills we need. This being
my second shot at this I’ve learnt more
in the last six weeks than I have in the last
two years. I know people can’t always
get along and some people just don’t
want to, but because of the staff most of
us learnt quite a bit and will use the skills
from the course in the real world.
Thanks for the memories.
Jan 01, 2007
I had a great time finding
myself and learning how to take other peoples
inventories with more empathy. The councillors
here at Triangle really care about where you
go after you leave their care. For the limited
amount of time they had to impart their wisdom
to us, believe that everyone in our class
left with a much more positive outlook on
life and a much straighter road to follow
on both their career and their life paths.
I know it did for me I’m A self diagnosed
alcoholic amongst other things and I believe
the Triangle course helped me complete a twelve
step program honestly thoroughly and courageously
and as I go forward in life, working the steps
as often as possible I can thank them for
their courses on self awareness and improvement.
Love you guys
Thanks for the wisdom
Jan 01, 2007
The staff at Triangle helped
me move forward with my life and my recovery
plans by helping me focus on my goals. I have
come through recovery and I am an alcoholic/addict.
I had been involved in a severe MVA and have
a seizure disorder and am disabled.Although
I have many barriers the staff went to great
lengths to support me in reaching my goals.
I feel confident and secure in my next step
to a better life thanks to Triangle Staff
Jan 01, 2007
Mission RITE Program, (Band
I went through the Mission
RITE program about 2 ½ years ago now
while residing at the Paetzold recovery centre
(Miracle Valley), and must admit that I owe
my career to them. Shortly after joining the
program and completing some vocational assessments
I started to see what type of job I wanted,
which was a career. Sales and Apprenticeship
positions are what really jumped out and seemed
most appealing to me. Thanks to the ongoing
support after finishing my course I easily
found an electrician apprenticeship position
with an Abbotsford electric company, within
a couple of weeks...One day into this job
I realized that it was not for me, and I quit.
So back down the same path again I thought....no
long term jobs....only working a few months
before quitting or getting fired, doing drugs
and going back to jail....And then it hit
me.....I do not need to apply for the job
I am bound to get; I should be going for the
long-term position that I truly WANT. If I
hadn’t been for the course I would have
continued on my destructive path....but they
helped me believe in myself, and I knew I
was just too good for the drinking and drugging
I preferred over working a steady job....So
I headed back for some extra one-on-one meetings
with the counselors and started my job hunt
again.Thanks to the help from the staff in
Mission, I landed a sales job with a local
family owned and operated company that seemed
to be too good to be true! Apparently I had
not been selected for a second interview,
but by following up with the tools I learned
from the RITE program, I was offered a second
interview and got the job! In the past 6 months
we were just recently bought out by a large
corporation, and now I have a full-time job
with no security issues, full benefits, and
not to mention a long-term career ahead. Pretty
good for someone who had been living on the
streets, and in and out of jail not 3 months
before starting the RITE program.I believe
that I owe this position I have now, to the
staff at the Mission RITE program and thank
you very much for all of your help and support
over the years! I have never had a job longer
than 3 months, and the fact that I have been
here for 2 years now is amazing! You are a
great bunch and I miss you all, as well as
the many friends I made during my classes
and follow-up drop-ins, over the months after
my graduation.I highly recommend this program
to anyone with substance abuse problems, family
problems, or anyone that can’t hold
down, or get a job! There is a lot out there
but sometimes you just need a bit of help
to get that foot in the door....and in my
case....the tools to stand on that foot, once
you get yourself in that door.
Thanks again! You guys are
September 27, 2006
When I came to the Triangle
Community Resources Program I was a defeated
individual. I had no hope and I had given
up on all my dreams. I believed that society
had no more use for me and for all my skills.
However, enrolling in the Triangle program
had a dramatic impact on my perception of
my future. The purpose of their program is
to inspire, motivate and help individuals
believe that they can become successful and
productive members of the community once again.
They have succeeded in all three areas. Through
their program, they have improved my communications
skills and they have coached me in my quest
to find the right occupation that compliments
my past experience and skills. Furthermore,
they have helped me get rid of the unrealistic
dreams and unachievable goals that were clouding
my judgement and impeding my ability to focus
on the right career choice. Their ‘Career
Action Plan’ has helped me develop a
clear and effective approach to remove the
perceived barriers that kept me unemployed
for so many years. Above all, the staff of
the Triangle organization believed in me when
I could no longer do so for myself. Once again
I believe I have something to offer. I am
inspired, motivated and believe I can be a
productive and successful member of my community.
I have decided to become a ‘Truck Driver’.
To do so requires that I obtain my Class One
driver’s license. Since I graduated
from the program, the staff at Triangle has
provided all the support and guidance I need
to reach my goal and obtain my Class One driver’s
license. This organization and their program
is the best well kept secret in Canada. Their
staff behave in a manner that far exceeds
their job description. They truly believe
that they can make a difference in people’s
life. Their coaching helps improve people’s
ability to become productive and successful.
However, ultimately it is the entire community
that benefits from their effort.
Sassy Sara Race
August 23, 2006
Coming into the W.R.I.T.E.
program, I was unsure of what exactly the
whole thing was all about. I figured it would
be the basics on how to find a job. It was
so much more than that! This class is one
of the best I have ever been in! The self
discovery and thorough job finding techniques
not only have the ability to find you a job,
but to change your life for the better! This
should be a mandatory course that all grade
12 students need to complete to graduate.
It would cut down on the unemployment rate,
cut down crime & suicide, and would greatly
improve peoples self-esteem and awareness
of others feelings, in turn making life much
more happy all around! Thank you to all the
councellors and teachers at the W.R.I.T.E.
program! You changed my life more than words
could ever say!
Sassy Sara Race
August 23, 2006
Imagine being 13 years old
and sexually abused by a man that is supposed
to be safe; then imagine living your entire
life with that incident in the back of your
mind, leaving you fearful of, not just men,
but of the world? That was me for six years
until February of 2006 when I graduated Triangle
Resources’ 6 Week W.R.I.T.E. Program.
My councilor referred me to them and I was
HIGHLY reluctant to go, putting off even meeting
the administrators until the last second;
but I tell you, with 100 percent honesty,
that as soon as I walked in and met Darryl
and Melynda, I felt safe with them; even Darryl,
which surprised me because it was men whom
I feared the most. Then I met Heidi and Gunnar
the next day, the first day of the program
for myself, and it was even better, with four
people I could turn to. Never did they force
information from me or force me to talk to
anybody but it was like they were friends,
and you could speak to them no problem. I
loved it because they listened, just listened.
Didn’t interrupt or anything; it help
greatly. The program itself was awesome, too,
because I met eleven other people just like
myself. They may have had different situations
and reasons for being there but they were
great. A lot of laughs and team work and just
a lot of fun. The ‘administrators’
were friends, not teachers. Even though you
learn a LOT, it’s not like a stoic school
with desks and teachers standing in front
of you but instead it’s a laid-back
atmosphere with a few tables, comfortable
chairs, and friends able to talk and learn
at the same time; It was great. I used to
sit at my house in front of my computer, read,
and avoid my friends but now I have a job,
a boyfriend and a group of friends who won’t
let me become the way I was before, and I
don’t want to. A lot of that I have
Triangle to thank for because they got the
fears to settle down to the point where they
were barely there at all. I thank them tremendously.
August 16, 2006
When I made the choice to
check out what Triangle Community Resources
had to offer. I was torn, confused, emotional
and felt so lost I didn’t know were
to turn. I felt as though there was no point
trying anymore. I was broken.. I started Triangle,
and the staff helped me find better ways of
dealing with my problems. They truly understand
what I had been going through. My positive
strengths started to surface and my self-confidence
level rose. My motivation has climbed to the
point where I can now jump over hurdles that
used to hold me back, and I feel awesome that
my lifestyle has become healthy, manageable,
and constructive. I can’t thank you
enough for the support, encouragement, and
willingness to go the extra mile. I felt this
isn’t just a job for the kind, caring,
and understanding team at Triangle, but a
passion that strives for success.
Wendy O (Langley)
August 15, 2006
Thank you everyone for your
congratulations. You've all touched my life
more than you know. The job is going really
well but very stressful at times. I keep my
grip on my dreams and my goals to get through
these times. I just can't help loving the
atmosphere and the energy I get around law.
It's kind of ironic that I chose office work
so I wouldn't be on my foot so much and I'm
on them all day. A trial binder took me all
day today and I maybe sat down for 1/2 all
day. My chair is just a decoration for the
most part. This job so suits my gold personality.
The pay is alot better than what I was going
to settle for before coming to Triangle. I
feel very grateful for our paths to have joined.
Triangle was one of the best and most effective
experience in my life for a long time. Keep
up the fantastic work, I'll keep in touch.
This is also my testimonial.
August 15, 2006
Dear Triangle Team
I would like to share with you my joy. I got
a job at last. I am happy because it is a
change in my life. This lucky change would
not be possible without Triangle. I thank
all of you deep from my heart for your help,
dedication and patience. I wish all of you
happiness and success in your lives. God bless
Your thankfull student
June 30, 2006
I've been in the program
for six weeks now and it is finally OVER (Ha
Ha) Just kidding guys and gals. The program
offers so much to the averge people out of
work, its amazing. The honest and positive
outlook is far above some of the other programs
I have attended in the past. Some times you
have to bite the bullet and sit down and learn
more about yourself, to not be afraid to look
forward to the dreams that you have. The progam
gave me this ability. So hang in there and
have some fun with it.
Thanks to the Traingle Team.
June 29, 2006
Mission W.R.I.T.E Program
In December of 2005 I was in a car accident
and found I was unable to do the Job I had.
I was told that I would find a new start in
life if I took the W.R.I.T.E Program. I didn’t
know what to expect but needing a new direction
I went. I was truly imprested at what the
W.R.I.T.E Program was. After completing it
I found not only a new direction in life but
a lot of other things as well, new friends,
a new passion for life as well as a new understanding
of myself. Even though I am 50, I now have
the courage to not only face my past but also
to forge a new future. I loved the 6 weeks
program and the fact that I can come back
here to continue on my new path. Thank You
for starting Triangle Resources I cannot tell
you in words how much this program has helped
me to grow.
March 14, 2006
What Triangle has done for
In the short time I have
been here I have learned important facts of
the work world we must live in. They figure
by the year 2025 that most people will be
self-employed, so I decided to start now before
it's to late, Triangle gave me more insight,
self confidence, knowlege, a feeling of belonging
and comradship, and helped me with what's
going on in this world. I want to thank all
the staff for their support, patience, understanding,
care and genuine love they put in to doing
a wonderful job to help make people like us
better our lives. They are indeed also one
ofthe Amigos. Thank God we are truly blessed
for knowing them.
Thank you amigo friends....
Your friend Dutch
December 30, 2005
When I entered the R.I.T.E.
Program in Chilliwack on November 28th after
having finished my time at a local treatment
center, I was looking for the opportunity
to learn about myself and find out what I
was meant to do. My life up to this point
had been mired in fear-based beliefs that
had a negative impact upon my outlook and
employability. I had been successful and participated
in giving back programs in my past, but was
unable to deal with my feelings and thereby
was unable to shed my aura from the burden
of old, decrepit baggage. What I learned about
myself in the R.I.T.E. Program was that my
values were very different from what I assumed
they were. This created an internal order
of chaos that manifested itself into negative
self worth and low self-esteem. The answer
for my happiness lies in honouring my values
and healing myself through honest intimacy
with close friends and through developing
my spirituality. My self-talk needed to change
and although I was always more opportunistic
than pessimistic, I needed to change direction
and be aware of my needs to excel in positive
behavioural patterns. I have come to realize
that some of my skills include my ability
to communicate, my empathy while listening
and my ability to relate honestly with integrity.
Naturally, I wanted to find a career path
that met my values and used my skills. I have
enrolled in Rhodes College and will be taking
the Wellness Counselling Diploma. I would
like to thank you and your staff in Chilliwack
for the insight that they have showed and
the manner in which the program enabled me
to reach and ascertain my purposeful life
December 30, 2005
I thank you for opening up
Triangle Community Resources. At first, I
did not know what to expect. I did not want
to come at first, and now, I do not want to
leave.The program helped me to face my fear
and break down the walls. Because of my age,
when I'm told I can't work, it's a downer.
Now I have faced my fear. I believe I can
work. Thank you again for this program.
December 15, 2005
My name is Doug and I am
writing this because Triangle Resources trully
changed my life. I am back fixing Helicopters
as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer because
of Triangle and the great folks that work
there. I had lost my self confidence and belief
in myself and just felt like I could never
go back to the career I so loved, then the
folks at Triangle showed me how to get back
on track and believe in myself. They were
so awsome, and when I was hesitant to look
for work John even went out and found me the
job I have today. I can never thank them enough
and to this day I still hear from them to
see how I'm doing and just say hi. If you
are considering going to this program or any
other that they offer I would have to say..Do
IT! Thanks Triangle. You helped me spread
my wings and soar again.
December 15, 2005
Triangle Community Resources(RITE
PROGRAM) has helped me huge along the way.
After taking this course I learned how to
be persistance, stand firm with my values,
work as a team, anger and stress management.
These are just some of the techniques I picked
up and used so far. I'm also a recovering
Alcoholc and Addict, because of this program
it helped me learn alot more about myself
and who I am. I THANK Triangle and the staff
who helped me. After this program I had goals
I've set to achieve and because of triangle
I have something in life to go for. THANKS
TRIANGLE AND ALL THE STAFF.
Rodi Chow (Group 32 - "32nd
November 15, 2005
I was a past client of Trinagle.
I had 4 months of sobriety and did not want
to have anything to do with another welfare
program. Around the second week, I began to
learn about myself, for the very first time.
The assessments, the one on one's, the other
clients and the staff made me want to come
back to class. This program was different,
I liked getting up and going. We would do
a check in to see where we were (I do this
excercise to this day) and then we would have
assessments to figure out what we wanted in
our lives. I found out many things abou myself,
who I was and what I wanted to do with myself,
and who to keep in my life to support me.
Triangle changed my life. They said to us
that we are welcome back anytime, they didn't
lie. I visit from time to time, using computers,
saying hi or getting positive support. I was
computer illiterate before I came to Triangle,
now alsmost all my work is done through the
computer Thank you Brian
To the Triangle staff, Thank you
I know who I am and where my life is headed
November 09, 2005
I msut say that this class
was the most wonderful and transforming time
of my life. During my last few months I had
been in my recovery from a drug addiction
and during the last 6 weeks in the W.R.I.T.E.
Triangle Program, I have seen an enormous
change in my lfie. I no longer live in a life
filled with fear and worry about whether or
not I can make it on my own, or just that
feeling of not being able to get a job in
the field I wish to work in to make a living
in this world filled with so much. Now I believe
in myself, because the staff and all the women
whom I shared my experience with, filled me
up with so much love and joy. I am looking
forward to going back to work in the Travel
and Toursim Industy after almost 10 years
of being away.I look forward to becoming a
whole and up lifted person again. In only
six weeks I have had a life changing expereince
that I believe could be for almost anyone
that seeks this fun and exciting opportunity.
I am sure going to miss all the good people
I have met
With much love.....
November 07, 2005
This course was a fantastic
turning point for me! It helped me transform
my negative self-esteem to really positive.
It really made me think about things in life.
This course helped me over come my drug addiction
by opening my eyes to a whole new world. I
have a new confidence in all that I do and
everyone I talk to. I am finally alive! .
The people here are willing to spend the time
with you to help you out. Staff here all have
a different approach. I learned how to finally
use a computer! I really appreciate all the
help Triangle staff did for me. I wanted to
wake up and come in everyday! I also have
secured a full-time career that I love! I
have a direction in life – THANKS LANGLEY
STAFF! Richard Ward
August 26, 2005
Before beginning the W.R.I.T.E.
program at Triangle, I had no idea of where
to even begin with my resume. After 6 weeks
in the program, not only did I take with me
a completed resume and cover letter, but life
lessons. It was a pleasure coming and being
part of a group setting with the students
and the instructors. It was excellent to network
with such an eclectic group. This program
was so much more than just a job re-entry
program. This was an eye opener to who I really
was and where I really wanted to be. Now I
know how to get there!!!! And I will get there!
August 26, 2005
When I first decided to come
to Triangle Community Resources, my first
goal was to just make it through the summer
clean and sober. I needed a safe place to
be. Being in recovery I faced many fears.
Fitting in with so-called "normal"
women who had no addciction nor understanding
of addiction, and the expectation to find
real work were my biggest fears. Due to these
fears I have always tended to avoid any social
interaction with most of the world. However
this course has turned out to be much much
more than I had thought. Through spending
six weeks with a group of women with all different
backgrounds and lifestyles, I realized my
fear of being accepted in a "normal world"
was simply just a FEAR. I changed this ----and
so can you!
July 19, 2005
Before I took the RITE Program
I was lost. I had a very negative attitude,
and my life was looking very dark. I hated
the person I was letting myself become.The
first time I came through the doors at Triangle
in Chilliwack, I felt like the people here
wanted to see me succeed, and not just in
the program but also in life. The program
has a lot of useful information, and it has
made me take a good hard look at myself.Now
after completing the program, I am not the
same person I was six weeks ago. I can see
that the world isn't just pain, hurt and anger.
I see that there are great things out there,
and want to be there to experience them. If
you are thinking about going through the program,
then do it. You will get so much out of it.You
have the power and the choice to make a better
life and future for yourself. You have to
make that choice for youself, because no one
else can. I made that choice and I will never
July 06, 2005
I attended the women’s
Triangle Program on April 4, 2005. I found
that what I was doing in my life wasn’t
working. With the program I was better able
to understand and change the direction of
my life. The staff are a great bunch, who
had the time to encourage, give words of wisdom
and were always there to help me with moving
forward. I now have the courage to seek employment
with all that I have learned. As of July 6th
I have a part-time job that hopefully will
turn into full-time. Thank you to all that
helped me reach my goal.
June 09, 2005
I came to Triangle in Chilliwack
unhappy with myself - mad, sad and confused,
with little motivation to finding a career.
But that all changed when I walked through
those doors and saw the smiling faces of the
Triangle staff. That's when I knew I was in
the right place. I signed up for the R.I.T.E.
Program and after doing the six weeks, I truly
believe it has changed my life. I now have
the motivation and the confidence in myself
to accomplish anything.
Thank you Triangle!
April 06, 2005
When I came into the RITE
Program, I was down and out in Langley, almost
at the point of self destruction in my life.
With the positive attention and awesome caring
help of all the instructors, I have gained
assertive, positive, self-confidence in my
life. The six week course was the best thing
I could do for myself, to gain knowledge and
learn how to deal with my employment career.
I have now graduated from the course and have
successfully gained employment and now have
a positive attitude and enjoy living each
day for my furture goals in life. I would
strongly recommend the RITE Program to everyone
to build their self esteem for a positive
career and employment goals. Thank you very
much to the instructors and staff for all
the great help you have given me. It's changed
my life to the better! Sincerely Clifford
March 24, 2005
I successfully graduated
from Triangle Community Resources in Mission,
BC. I had the opportunity to overcome personal
barriers; learn to set boundaries; accept
change; manage my personal and professional
life in a positive and productive way. The
assistance; encouragement; and support of
the WRITE staff, Lorraine, Betty and Julie
was always there without hesitation.Facing
my challenges on a daily basis and learning
the new skills to deal with these issues has
given me the tools I need for healthier relationships
and parenting.Expressing to a group how I
feel emotionally, physically, spiritually,
and mentally each day, gave me awareness that
we have to be healthy in all levels of our
lives in order to reach our highest potential.Having
the staff on site and being available at any
given time was very comforting in knowing
that you would never walk out of these doors
with any concerns or problems not dealt with
in a professional manner.If you are facing
any obstacles in your path of life, I would
recommend that Triangle Community Resources
can assist you in having a clear, smooth,
more rewarding road to travel!
THANK YOU FOR THE POSTIVE
CHANGES YOU HAVE HELPED ME MAKE IN MY LIFE!