Our expertise is providing client-centered service to help people achieve employment or community attachment.

Open Door Group offers a wide selection of programs and services across British Columbia.

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What is Open Door Group?

Open Door Group is a non-profit organization that helps people find employment and connect to their community. We deliver services in Vancouver, Kamloops and surrounding areas, the Sunshine Coast, Lillooet and the South Okanagan. Our full legal name is Open Door Social Services Society.

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When are your orientations?

Orientations are held for our WorkBC programs, Thrive program, and Gardengate program. To learn more about our programs and services and find out which one might be right for you, click here. To find out when group orientations are being held at any of our locations throughout BC, call us toll-free at 1-866-377-3670 or Click here for locations and contact information.

Can Open Door Group pay for my schooling/education/re-training?

Open Door Group offers employment programs. Depending on your situation and program eligibility, we may be able to help you get access to job training, a Work Experience Placement or help paying for further training or education. For more information contact us at 1-866-377-3670.

How long is the program?

Each program is different. Call our toll free number or a location near to you for details.

Can you help me get hearing aids?

We can assist participants with certain supports that will help eliminate barriers to employment. Once in a program, you can discuss this with your Employment Advisor.

Do participants need to have a diagnosed disability?  

For employment programs, individuals generally do not need to have a diagnosed disability. Our thrive program and Gardengate program are geared to service individuals who are living with a mental health condition or illness. Click here to learn more about our services or call our toll free line at 1-866-377-3760 for more information.

Will you come with me when I get a job?

If you are in an Open Door Group employment program, we can go with you to your first day of work if you want us there and if we can arrange it with the employer. Some of our programs do offer more in-depth job coaching. For more information call us at 1-866-377-3760.

Do participants have to disclose their disability to an employer?  

Not everyone is comfortable disclosing a disability and we never force anyone to do so. Some employers do ask for disclosure before hiring and if you are interested in a position with one of these employers, you would be given the choice to decide if you want to disclose and pursue the opportunity or not.    

Call Toll Free 1-866-377-3670