Fall Employment Program Update

Things have been busy here in the Lifetime Networks Employment program! We had a rush of new intakes to our program in September, as everyone got into the back-to-school/back-to-work spirit! As these new job seekers work their way through the Discovery process, our more established program participants are working hard at developing their job skills. … Continue reading Fall Employment Program Update

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From Participant to Employee: Philip’s Progress through LNV

Polite, soft-spoken, and keenly intelligent, Philip has dipped his toes in many academic waters, from maths and sciences to computer programming to music. For the past year he has been enrolled in an accounting program through Camosun College. Philip likes the objective nature of accounting, and enjoys finding answers to problems. However, he is not … Continue reading From Participant to Employee: Philip’s Progress through LNV

What does volunteering mean to you?

Yesterday, our Employment Skills Workshop group finished their public speaking unit. They each gave a short presentation to their classmates about their experiences with volunteer work. Everyone did a fantastic job! Check out some of the highlights below.   Amanda shared with us about her position volunteering at Sanctuary Youth Centre, an experience that she … Continue reading What does volunteering mean to you?

I’m In To Hire: an inclusive employment initiative

If you are familiar with Lifetime Networks, you are probably also familiar with the Best Buddies program. Lifetime Networks works with the University of Victoria to match student volunteers with community members with disabilities to facilitate friendships throughout the school year. But you might not be aware that Best Buddies International also has a Jobs … Continue reading I’m In To Hire: an inclusive employment initiative

Public Speaking: What makes a good speaker great?

September is Public Speaking month for the Lifetime Networks Employment Workshop group. This month we will be learning what it takes to be a great public speaker. At the end of the month, each participant will give a short speech to the group to demonstrate what they've learned! To kick off our first lesson on … Continue reading Public Speaking: What makes a good speaker great?

“Back to School” means Back to the Job Search!

As summer comes to a close and we head into September, the leaves are falling, the pumpkin spice lattes are steaming, and the students are leaving their summer jobs and heading back to school. And here at Lifetime Networks, our Employment Program has an influx of new job seekers waiting to get started with us … Continue reading “Back to School” means Back to the Job Search!

Getting What You Give: The benefits of volunteerism

Here at Lifetime Networks, we place a great emphasis on volunteerism. So much of what we do is made possible with the help of our wonderful and dedicated volunteers.  Therefore, one of our core values is "Volunteerism through belief in the importance of unpaid relationships in the lives of people we support." When participants enter … Continue reading Getting What You Give: The benefits of volunteerism