Mainland/Southwest

Eastside Works Peer Employment Program

The Eastside Works Peer Employment program provides supports for individuals experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness. The program connects participants with meaningful work opportunities outside of traditional employment. Supports include housing, mental health, and substance use management.

Regional Districts:

  • Metro Vancouver

Training Locations:

  • Vancouver

Contact:

EMBERS - Eastside Movement for Business and Economic Renewal Societyemail or 778-996-0639

Make It Art

The Make It Art program provides supports to youth to help transition into flexible peer employment opportunities. Participants are supported by an Art Therapist, Community Connector, Youth Worker, and artistic youth peers. Supports include counselling, public art projects, and group therapeutic art sessions.
 

Regional Districts:

  • Metro Vancouver

Training Locations:

  • Vancouver

Contact:

Frog Hollow Neighbourhood Houseemail or 604-889-8463

Peer Employment Program

The Peer Employment program hires people with lived experience of homelessness or housing insecurity. Employment includes working in local kitchens in Vancouver and the Downtown East Side. The program bolsters the community's capacity to employ peers while monitoring and evaluating the impact of peer employment on participants' well-being.
 

Regional Districts:

  • Metro Vancouver

Training Locations:

  • Vancouver

Contact:

Hope Action Values Ethics Culinary Training Societyemail or 604-696-9026

Peer Employment Program

The Peer Employment program provides support and training to people facing multiple barriers to employment. Participants receive employment counselling, community housing, peer mentoring, and support with mental health and substance use.
 

Regional Districts:

  • Metro Vancouver
  • Fraser Valley

Training Locations:

  • Varies depending on participant’s needs
Contact:
John Howard Society of the Pacific Regionemail or 604-250-8210
 

Intercultural & Intergenerational Motivating Change (IM Change)

The Intercultural & Intergenerational Motivating Change program provides flexible paid employment and paid training supports to individuals with lived experience of homelessness. Training includes computer skills, WHMIS, First Aid, Food Safe, essential skills, soft skills, and life skills.
 
Regional Districts:
  • Metro Vancouver
Training Locations:
  • Surrey
  • Vancouver
Contact:
Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society (PICS), email or 604.596.7722 (154)  

Peering into Employment (PiE)

The Peering into Employment program provides flexible, tailored work opportunities to individuals with lived experience of homelessness. Participants receive one-on-one support to develop employability skills, essential skills, short-term certifications, and paid work experience. Available supports include rental payment support, dependent care subsidy, food, clothing, and counselling.


Regional Districts:

  • Metro Vancouver

Training Locations:

  • Surrey

Contact:

Sources Community Resources Societyemail or 604-596-2311

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