For over two years, the Burnaby office of the Neil Squire Society has provided volunteer opportunities for numerous young people in the Katimavik Youth Program. Since September of this year, that relationship has grown to include the Neil Squire Society offices in Ottawa, Fredericton and Moncton.
Joey, an energetic young Aboriginal man, was looking for a place that would allow him to focus his energy and provide a supportive environment that would be respectful of his learning difficulties and his brain injury. He found it at the Neil Squire Society’s Employ-Ability program in Penticton, BC.
Neil Squire Society employee Ryan Thomas contacted the Products and Services Department of the HRSDC site, asking for the right to rebuild their site in a Neil Squire Society web space so that our visually impaired clients could make use of it. His intention was to build an accessibility bridge that exceeded basic W3C standards. What came of the process was something that no one expected.
Judy, of the Penticton Indian Band, recently graduated from the very successful Community Navigators Peer Program in the Okanagan.
The Neil Squire Society’s Employ-Ability program recently helped Gale in Saskatchewan overcome a lifelong impairment and venture out into the workforce with renewed confidence.