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Harry’s Story

Harry’s Story

After moving from Lytton to Lillooet in 2016, Harry struggled to find employment. He had several barriers to overcome when looking for work, including living rurally away from the city centre, a limited personal network in his new community, a lack of education,...
Denise’s Story

Denise’s Story

Denise is a single mother of three boys who put her career aspirations on hold while raising her children. Although she received her care aide certificate in 1997, the hours didn’t work with her lifestyle, so she worked at a local campground instead. Twenty years...
Jamie’s Story

Jamie’s Story

By the time he came to the Downtown Eastside Employment Services Centre, Jamie had been struggling to find a steady job for over 10 years. At the time, he was working in a casual part-time position and living in a shelter home. Simply making ends meet each month was a...
GK Nicholl’s Story

GK Nicholl’s Story

After joining Open Door Group’s mental wellness program, Thrive, GK Nicholl gained confidence as an artist, writer, blogger, and outdoorsperson through a variety of courses. Using those skills, he wrote a personal story about his transformative experience with the...