Programs

Employment Programs

Working Together helps people with disabilities prepare for, obtain and maintain employment. This unique, comprehensive and participant centered program is designed to develop the skills required to help individuals achieve their employment goals.

Job Focus is an employment service for persons with disabilities and work workplace injuries. The program offers one-to-one flexible services to help individuals work towards full or part-time employment, volunteer work, or self-employment. *Offered at our Atlantic Regional Office only.

Computer Tutoring Programs

Computer Comfort offers one-on-one computer tutoring at no cost to qualifying participants in a supportive, client-centred environment; a refurbished donated computer for the home, if needed; and ongoing technical support.

Distance Computer Comfort is our Computer Comfort Program available online anywhere in Canada. Tailoring to individuals with disabilities all across Canada, it allows for a flexible learning schedule without having to leave the comfort of your own home.

Digital Jumpstart is a free online program for people with disabilities to improve their digital literacy. Participants work one-on-one with an instructor in a virtual classroom from the comfort of their homes. Topics covered are based on individual needs. Resources are available for basic digital literacy hardware and software.

Ergonomic and Assistive Technology Services

Makers Making Change connects makers to people with disabilities who need assistive technologies.

Solutions provides ergonomic and assistive technology assessments for home, school, or the office for individuals with physical and other disabilities.

Hearing Solutions is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of hearing loss. We are a fully equipped hearing health centre offering compassionate and client centered service in the Greater Vancouver area.

WorkBC Assistive Technology Services, operated by Neil Squire, provides funding for supports such as assistive devices, equipment and technology, ergonomic and restorative supports, communication and hearing devices related to work, workplace access and modification, and vehicle modifications. Services are provided to employers, employees, and self-employed individuals located in all communities in British Columbia, either in-person, via outreach, or virtually.

Through TELUS’ Tech for Good program in collaboration with Neil Squire, customers with disabilities that require assistive technology can receive specialized assistance. The program will help select the right customized solution, set-up and training to independently control their personal smartphone or tablet.

Our AT Help Desk is designed to help you access up-to-date Assistive Technology (AT) information and to receive support related to the sourcing and the use of AT.

Our programs have grown stronger and stronger through the years, we have identified what works for our clients and we have continued to help people change their lives by improving their skills and boosting their self-confidence while making the most of their abilities.

The programs we offer have a few characteristics that make them unique:

A Holistic Approach

Our programs take into consideration all aspects of the human being; whether they need to improve only their computer skills or they require a more complex combination of services like learning how to improve their motivation and self confidence, while improving their literacy skills through adaptive technology, we work with each client on an individual basis to identify their particular needs and create an individual action plan for them to succeed.

Self-paced Environment

Our programs offer a self paced environment which allows our clients to learn at their own rhythm. This offers them the level of comfort they need to remain motivated by their own successes.

Professional Staff

The knowledge, dedication and professionalism of our staff and volunteers complete the equation. They give our clients all the support and advice they need to successfully complete their programs.