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About the Program

Project Rise is a new program of Island Crisis Care Society (ICCS) aimed to deliver pre-employment and employment skills training and work placement opportunities to people who have experienced homelessness, but are now ready to re-integrate more fully into independence and community life. Many ICCS clients face barriers to employment and re-connection to the community, based on adversity in their past, and the stigma of their present. This new program aims to fill that gap, supporting clients who have moved towards independence in housing but are unable to access the employment market take the next steps forward to regain the rhythm of community life.

While our residential programs strive to support clients where they are, the leap from homelessness to supported housing to independent community life is great. Participants in the program will first access specific pre-employment training, followed by the possibility of practical work placements. Unless we equip clients with real skills they can use to find a way back to community, to navigate through the job market and to fill gaps in knowledge and experience from how to balance a cheque book to how to communicate effectively with others, the leap is often too great.

Participants in the program will first access specific pre-employment training, followed by the possibility of practical work placements.

Contact our Project Rise coordinator here

Download our Project Rise program application here. Please print application form, complete all 3 pages and mail to:

Project Rise
Island Crisis Care Society Temporary Office
#103-321 Wallace St, Nanaimo, BC V9S 5B6

Or drop off application in person at our Admin Office

For more information please call: 250-585-5505 ext 104