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Discover how to take charge of your future.

The LEADS program runs for a period of up to 12 weeks as part of WorkBC Employment Services.

In group workshops, various topics are covered to assist in preparing for, finding and maintaining employment, as well as health and safety. Each pathway will bring you a step closer to enhancing wellness, increasing employability and strengthening confidence. The pathways are:

  • PATHWAY ONE: Recognizing, Understanding and Overcoming Impact of Abuse
  • PATHWAY TWO: Survivor Traits and Strengths
  • PATHWAY THREE: Survivor Discoveries and Career Options
  • PATHWAY FOUR: Beyond Survival
  • PATHWAY FIVE: Renewing Employability Experiences

Topics covered include Vision & Goals Setting, Building & Maintaining Safety, Career Research and Confidence Building, Addressing & Overcoming Impacts of Violence/Abuse, Resume and Cover Letters, and other relevant topics.

Services and Program Incentives may include*:

  • Group Workshops & Employment Coaching
  • Childcare Top-up Costs
  • Food Cards
  • Clothing Support
  • Bus Transportation Costs

*Subject to funding and eligibility for WorkBC Employment Services

To learn more about the program and how to apply, please contact LEADS in your area:

Kelowna: Kiri Sandana | leads_kelowna@ywcavan.org | 778.738.0225 ext. 1326
North Vancouver: Quinn Cashion | leads_northvan@ywcavan.org | 604-988-3766 ext. 261
Vancouver: Erin Grace | leads_vancouver@ywcavan.org | 604-908-1227
Richmond: Patricia Soop | leads@workbc.success.bc.ca | 778-732-1529 ext. 111    
Chilliwack: Puneet Sekhon | leads_chilliwack@ywcavan.org | 778-860-5452 ext. 1209