Thompson-Okanagan

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:

  • Thompson-Nicola

Training Locations:

  • Varies depending on participant’s needs

Contact:

John Howard Society of the Pacific Regionemail or 604-250-8210


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Jobs4All – Peer Employment

The Jobs4All Peer Employment program provides tailored, flexible, and non-traditional work to individuals with lived experience of homelessness. Participants are paid for their work and receive supports like peer mentoring, community case counselling, housing, substance use, and employment assistance services.
 

Regional Districts:

  • Central Okanagan

Training Locations:

  • Kelowna

Contact:

KCR Community Resourcesemail or 250-763-8008 (130)

Piers for PEERS

The Piers for PEERS program provides flexible job placements to individuals experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness. Work is tailored to the lived experiences of participants and includes the option to transition into essential skills training, short term certifications, or job readiness services. Available supports include poverty reduction services, housing leads, and in-house rental subsidies.
 

Regional Districts:

  • North Okanagan
  • Okanagan-Similkameen
  • Central Okanagan

Training Locations:

  • Vernon
  • Penticton
  • West Kelowna

Contact:

Partners In Resources Inc. (Piers), email or 250-681-4525

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