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AbbotsfordWORKS Job Developer takes part in Diversity Network Series 2.0

By Rodney K. Wiebe

Published: December, 2014

In 2014, Abbotsford Community Services hosted a Diversity Network Series in which employers and service providers gathered to hear the benefits of working with diversity.  At one of these events, AbbotsfordWORKS' Job Developer was invited to speak about the benefits of hiring people with disabilities.  Watch the promotional video here.


AbbotsfordWORKS is raising money for the Heart and Stroke Foundation

By Rodney K. Wiebe

Published: April14, 2014

AbbotsfordWORKS will be riding the Heart and Stroke Foundation's Big Bike on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 4:00 pm.  All money raised will be donated to the Heart and Stroke Foundation to help in providing Canadians with the tools, resources and initiatives to help reduce the controllable risk factors of heart disease and stroke. Since 9 in 10 Canadians have risk factors, your support reaches far and wide.

To Donate to the Heart and Stroke Foundation through the AbbotsfordWORKS team, please follow the link below and donate on-line.

http://www.kintera.org/faf/donorReg/donorPledge.asp?ievent=1096464&lis=1&kntae1096464=397974DA04FD4C11B9EB53DD0C5DAF60&supId=0&team=5922871&cj

And if you cannot donate and just want to come out and cheer the AbbotsfordWORKS team on, please come on out to the Seven Oaks parking lot on May 7.  See you there.


AbbotsfordWORKS has access to different types of wage subsidies

By Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce

Published: September 10, 2013 The Abbotsford Mission Times

Abbotsford WORKS has access to a number of different types of wage subsidies to provide financial support to an employer as incentive for that employer to hire and provide work experience and skills enhancement to an eligible client who has been identified as needing work experience or has some sort of disability.

View the full Abbotsford Mission Times Ariticle


Garrison Duke - Shift to Temporary Workers

By: TAVIA GRANT - ECONOMICS REPORTER
Published: May 5, 2013 The Globe and Mail

AbbotsfordWORKS Director of Employment, Garrison Duke along with other industry leaders discuss Canada's shift to a nation of temporary workers.

View the Globe And Mail Article


Minister of Social Development Dr. Moira Stilwell at Abbotsford WORKS

Image Provided by: The Abbotsford News

AbbotsfordWORKS celebrates opening

By Kevin Mills
Published: November 26, 2012 The Abbotsford News

AbbotsfordWORKS, the new B.C. employment program, celebrated its official opening on Friday...

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Abbotsford Times Article - WORKing for a Better Future

WORKing for a better future

BY JEAN KONDA-WITTE, FREELANCE
Published: Nov. 22, 2012 Abbotsford Times

The folks at Abbotsford WORKS are in the business of helping people get jobs...

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Scene in the City

Abbotsford Times Article - Scene in the City

Published by: The Abbotsford Times
JEAN KONDA-WITTE

Re: AbbotsfordWORKS Opening Celebration

It was standing room only for the official opening of AbbotsfordWORKS friday. Upper left, Rod Santiago, executive director of Abbotsford Community Services, addresses the crowd. Upper right, Garrison Duke, WORKS employment manager chates with MLA John Van Dongen. At left, Dr. Moira Stilwell, Minister of Social Development, talks with Mayor Bruce Banman.



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