SEPTEMBER is DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT MONTH OCTOBER is COMMUNITY INCLUSION MONTH This summer we welcomed our new NDP provincial government into office, and already we are seeing some positive changes. Almost immediately we saw a $100 increase to the monthly disability assistance rate. And things have continued to improve in the months since. Our new Minister … Continue reading Positive Changes for People on PWD
Last month, our Employment Supervisor attended a Pre-Conference workshop in Richmond BC, as part of the 2017 Inclusion BC Conference, Inspired By Love. This workshop was focused on Inclusive Employment. It brought together service providers from across the province to discuss the successes, the challenges, and the long term goals of inclusive employment for people … Continue reading Making Inclusive Employment Work
We're back! The blog has been on hiatus for a few months, but we are now ready to get back to regular posting! Let's take a look at some of the exciting things that have been happening over the past few months: Gala and Auction Our annual fundraiser in May, the Lifetime Networks Gala and … Continue reading Lifetime Networks Summer Update
Last night was the Lifetime Networks Annual General Meeting. Staff, Board Members, Participants, and Lifetime Networks supporters gathered together to celebrate all of the hard work that has been done over the past year, and review some of the exciting and ambitious goals in place for the year to come. We were pleased to … Continue reading AGM 2017
Things continue to grow and evolve here at Lifetime Networks, and the Employment Program is no exception. Read on to learn about some of the exciting changes happening right now. Staff Changes and Additions Congratulations to our Employment Manager, Mel MacDonald, who is starting her maternity leave this week. Mel has been overseeing the employment program … Continue reading Employment Program Updates
Our employment program is here to help individuals work on their employability skills and find valued, paid work in their communities. We have two main program streams to allow us to work with individuals at all levels of employment readiness. Customized Employment Services are for individuals facing barriers to finding or keeping employment. Individuals accepted … Continue reading Wondering what our Employment Program is all about? Read this!
To start off the new year, our Tuesday workshop group has been delving into the topic of self-acceptance. This has involved several lessons exploring who we are as individuals, and how we view ourselves and others. This exploration was aided in part by a learning module written by noted author and self-advocate Dave Hingsburger. Our … Continue reading New Year, New Understanding
Many people look at the holidays as a slow hiring season; Things get busy, seasonal positions have been filled, and no one has time to spend on hiring. Because of this, many job seekers take a break from job searching over the holiday season. Don't fall into this trap! Job searching is a full time … Continue reading Don’t give up on your job search, especially during the holidays!
Understanding employment standards when you are a job seeker or someone who is new to the workforce can be a daunting task. It’s a good thing that knowing all of the legal ins-and-outs of employment is your employer’s responsibility, right? Wrong! It is very important that you know your rights as a worker in BC. If … Continue reading How well do you know the Employment Standards Act? (Quiz)
Yesterday, two of our job seekers attended the Face-to-Face event hosted by GT Hiring and Garth Homer Society. This was a fantastic event that allowed job seekers to connect with real employers to practice their interview skills. Sarah and Karen both attended and had practice interviews with three employers each. They were able to receive … Continue reading Face-To-Face: LNV job seekers given a chance to practice their interview skills.