Employment Stories

We are shifting to an employment first focus in our community inclusion services.
Spectrum Society will support employment as a first option for those who want to work, with 75%
of individuals in our community inclusion services having documented employment plans by 2020.
These stories provide examples of people with disabilities and employers working together to build inclusive workplaces.

Resume Writing Tips

Resume Writing Tips by Emma Grenkie Since starting our Employment Supports journey with Spectrum, we’ve noticed that many people are interested in creating, updating, and getting support with resume writing. We love helping out with Resumes! Below are some quick … Continue reading

Provincial Budget Has Community Living News

The Province of BC announced their budget for fiscal year April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020 on Tuesday this week.  There were a number of announcements that affect community living services and the people we support. Disability Benefits will … Continue reading

It’s Been Quite a Ride… It’s been A Slice…

Word might have gotten out by my fellow colleagues or other individuals that my employment contract with Spectrum Society for Community Living is ending and my last day will be January 22nd! Apologies if you haven’t heard it from me personally, but I have made … Continue reading

New Year…. New Job Club Employment Discussion

We welcome you to… an Employment Discussion WHEN: Friday, January, 18th, 2019 – 4pm – 7pm WHERE: Barb Goode Training Room – Spectrum Society for Community Living 3223 Kingsway (two doors down from Spectrum Office)   Do you want to … Continue reading

The Need for Inclusivity Training

So the new year is fast approaching and employers may be reflecting on where they are at and how to move further to capture the leading edge… how to build an inclusive workforce?  Inclusion is so complex as there are so … Continue reading

What to do with all that money?

We have individuals who are in their successful work opportunities and enjoying contributing back to the community. But they are also making a wage for their work responsibilities, so I often wonder what they are doing with their money. Do … Continue reading

Dressing to Meet Employers

Written by: Karen Lai, Employment Connector An aspect to making a good impression on employers is to make sure that you dress well and professionally. The word, “dressing professionally” means wearing the dress code of that industry, even if that means dressing … Continue reading

What kind of Jobs are out there??

Written by: Karen Lai, Employment Connector In this day in age, there are various kinds of jobs you can do and thus, feel part of the team and the community. However, you may be scratching your head and thinking what … Continue reading

 Disability Employment Month was Celebrated!

Disability Employment Month was Celebrated! Written by Karen Lai, Employment Connector   This past September marked the fourth annual Disability Employment Month in British Columbia and provided an opportunity to celebrate the contributions of people with disabilities in the workforce, … Continue reading

Volunteering can be the First Step

The United Nations Report 2017, states that “Volunteerism benefits both society at large and the individual volunteer by strengthening trust, solidarity and reciprocity among citizens”. Unfortunately, according to the Vital Signs Report 2017, the average hours of volunteering within the … Continue reading