Daisy’s Story

Daisy’s Story

Like most people, Daisy and her partner moved to a small town looking for peace. However, their circumstances were a little different – Daisy faced many physical challenges and they both shared hearing impairments. Moving to a new town, physical challenges and a...
Darcell’s Story

Darcell’s Story

Darcell Lehmann has been working since she was 14 years old. She worked hard at job after job from clerical work to retail management, but felt like she was getting nowhere. “I was tired of working and living like this,” she said, “I had no sense of accomplishment. I...
Cesar’s Story

Cesar’s Story

Before 2012, Cesar had been working in Spanish-speaking TV production for over 20 years. Unfortunately, a stroke changed all of that. The stroke not only made the left side of his body weak and concentrating difficult, it also affected his short term memory and his...
Priya’s Story

Priya’s Story

When Priya first came to Gibsons, BC in 2015, she felt hopeless. She had been living in Saskatchewan for two and a half years with her husband and three year-old daughter and when her husband was transferred to the coast, she knew it was time to start looking for work...
Sam’s Story

Sam’s Story

Before finding Open Door Group, Sam was unsure about how to navigate Vancouver’s job market. She had immigrated to Canada as a refugee, and is also blind. Although Sam had plenty of work experience in Tehran, Iran—including working at a perfume store, running a small...
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,...