PLEA works in partnership with employers to provide job readiness training, job placements and employer mentoring designed to improve the employment prospects of the young people we serve.

Why we do it...

The goal of the program is to link job opportunities that are available in the community to the youth’s strengths and interests. By doing so, youth receive an income alongside an experience which develops prosocial community connections.

How we work...

Just like other PLEA programs, we tailor our services to each youth referred to us. As such, the duration of the program, and each individual component, varies according to the strengths, needs and circumstances of each participant.

Where we do it...

We offer services in Vancouver, Tri-Cities, Katzie First Nation, Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows.

What we do…

We identify the youth’s skills and interests and help with their resume, interview skills and job searches. We assist them in obtaining their Social Insurance Number, BC Identification, and any other relevant certifications such as FoodSafe, Forklift Operator’s licenses, First Aid, and Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS).

We connect them with screened employers who can provide paid meaningful work experiences by showing them expected workplace skills and ethics. Youth workers are available to assist with any practical problems that may arise.

When needed, we provide reconciliatory work placements for youth so they can complete their Community Work Service hours.

How to Access

We accept referrals from professionals working for the Ministry of Children and Family Development.
In Vancouver call 236 688 4851 or 236 688 4989.
In Anmore, Belcarra and Tri-Cities call 604 306 2738.
In Katzie First Nation Communities, Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows call 604 476 2821.

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