OPENING DOORS TO LIFELONG
LEARNING AND CAREER SUCCESS
As of June 3, 2020 – select locations are now open for limited in-person services. Click to learn more on how we’re keeping you safe at our centres.
OPEN DOOR GROUP
Built on the fundamental belief that everyone has the ability to succeed, Open Door Group is a non-profit organization that has been serving communities across British Columbia since 1976. We provide client centered employment and skills development services to individuals and businesses to build strong workforce ecosystems and thriving local communities.
Our mission is opening doors to lifelong learning and career success. We are committed to providing genuine care and a tailored service approach to everyone that walks through our door. Whoever you are, wherever you may be in your career journey, we are here to support you.
LEARN ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS
WorkBC Employment Services
Jobs in Demand
OUR IMPACT IN 2019/2020
people found employment through Open Door Group
people accessed the Thrive program to build skills and work towards personal goals
pounds of produce harvested by Gardengate participants and donated to the local community
Open Door Group’s head office has changed locations. Our new head office is now located at:
#900 – 1200 Burrard St.
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2C7
UnTapped is an annual campaign that celebrates BC Businesses and individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to fostering diverse and inclusive workplaces.
We recognize that under current circumstances, it will be some time before large in-person gatherings can take place. We are committed to celebrating all the incredible nominees and are excited to share that this year, we will be launching an online and video media campaign for UnTapped 2020 over the months of September and October, in lieu of an in-person gala.
The campaign will celebrate and feature the finalists and winners for UnTapped 2020. The UnTapped 2020 campaign will highlight events and workshops with topics around disability inclusion and employment to celebrate BC’s September Disability Employment Month and October National Disability Employment Awareness . All nominees will be announced at the beginning of September, followed by an announcement of finalists and winners.
GARDENGATE FACILITY EXPANSION PROJECT
Since Gardengate’s inception in 2000, we have been operating out of a 700ft space, half of which is not heated, and unusable during the chilly winter months. Over the years, our program has grown but our space has not. Just as plants need repotting in order to thrive, we too need room to grow.
Our proposed new facility, equipped with a fully functioning commercial kitchen, will allow us to serve more participants and expand the range of skills we help nurture, such as cooking, carpentry, sales, marketing and machine maintenance.
However, we need help in order to see this project completed and are excited to announce that we will be launching our first ever fundraising campaign to aid in this expansion. With help from our communities our goal is to raise $500,000 by May 2020, begin the planning and permitting by June 2020, break ground in October 2020, and celebrate the project’s completion by August 2021.