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Case Managed

Case Managed Workshops

People who require employment services beyond the services available in the Resource Rooms can access the support of a Case Manager. In conjunction with the one-to-one employment counselling, people may also participate in specifically designed workshop series that support their return to work.

If you are interested in any of the case managed services and series, please call one of our three locations to participate in an Initial Needs Assessment.

Job Search Series

Topics include:

  • Résumé and cover letters, 
  • Identification of transferable skills
  • Networking
  • Development of a targeted leads list
  • Labour market research
  • Job interview protocol & difficult questions

For more information please call our Storefront location at 604-859-4500.

Career Exploration Series

This series of workshops provides career assessments to uncover skills and generate potential occupational options. It also supports clients in researching options on-line and in person in order to move forward in their career through additional training or utilizing transferable skills for career transition.

For more information please call our Storefront location at 604-859-4500.

Job Search in Basic English 

Our Apollo site offers job search workshops in simple English, as well as one-to-one services for those who require translation services. Staff at this site speak English, Spanish, Punjabi and Hindi.

For more information please call our Apollo site at 604-859-7686.

Women Only Series

These resources provide a positive, supportive environment for women who are seeking employment/volunteer work or training to move forward in their career. This 4 week part-time workshop series supports women to build healthy relationships, increase self-esteem and gain career direction.

For more information please call us at 604-859-4500

Reaching Independence Workshop Series

This workshop series provides people with the opportunity to participate in a holistic approach to overcome unique challenges to finding and keeping a job.

Our practical group workshops integrate personal management skills, career decision making and job finding skills. Participants look at the circumstances, events and behaviors that have created patterns and barriers for them in the present, and develop the skills to facilitate change for the future. All personal development skills focus on improving people's employability. Our participants successfully:

  • Address the internal barriers that prevent them from getting or keeping a job,
  • Explore different options to support them getting back on track, and
  • Get motivated and gain the confidence to successfully look for work

For more information please call our Laurel Street Office location at 604-778-856-4468

Orientation to Self-Employment Series

If self-employment appears to be a viable option, the person's Case Manager will refer them to the pre-qualifying workshops below.

Orientation to Self-Employment (SE)

This two-hour workshop details what it takes to become successfully self-employed, plus the requirements and structures of the Self Employment Program. A self-assessment is completed and reviewed in the session, which officially begins the discussion about suitability and readiness for the program specifically, and self-employment in general. 

Location: Community Futures office: 218-2825 Clearbrook Rd.

Client Assessment

After the Orientation workshop, a SE Advisor meets one-to-one with the participant to further assess suitability and readiness. If a participant is considered ready, they are referred by the SE Advisor to the Business Concept workshops.

Location: Community Futures office

Business Concept

With the support of the SE Advisor, the participant develops their business concept through two three-hour market research workshops: how to conduct a thorough competitive analysis, peer research process, and customer research. The completed business concept and Application is then reviewed by the particpants SE Advisor, the AbbotsfordWorks Program Manager, and members of the business plan review panel. If approved, theparticipant is referred to the Self-Employment Program delivered by Community Futures in their Abbotsford offices.

Location: Community Futures offices

To obtain a case manager please call any of our 3 locations and book an appointment.

Orientation (1 hour) to Funded Training Applications & Wage Subsidies

This 1-hour Orientation provides Case Managed Clients with an overview of the requirements and the process to access these financial supports. Topics covered are the Skills Development Application Form, prerequisites, and how to inform employers about temporary wage subsidies.

To obtain a case manager please call any of our 3 locations and book an appointment.

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