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Success Video: Van’s Story

Success Video: Van’s Story

Van came to the Vancouver DTES WorkBC Centre because he was having a hard time finding employers who could understand and accommodate his need for time off and additional support as he was undergoing aggressive cancer treatment…. …the person I was going...
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...
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...
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...
Camille’s Story

Camille’s Story

Camille joined the Open Door Group Women in Trades Training (WITT) program, funded by the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training through the Industry Training Authority (ITA) during the summer of 2017. Prior to joining WITT, Camille was working part time...