Success Stories & Program Profiles

Success in Self-Employment

Self-Employment Program Helps Videographer Shoot for the Stars

Mike Babott doesn’t believe in sticking a lens in anyone’s face. Whether filming a local health care facility or a metal and wood fabricator, Mike uses his video camera in a non-obtrusive way to capture the essence of what makes an organization or business tick…

BC Disability Employment Month

Tackling An Injury to Find a New Job

Despite living with a back injury, Dena Sharkey has always felt at peace sitting in a boat surrounded by wilderness, with a fishing rod in hand.

Canadian Disability Employment Month

Finding a Station in Life

The smell of frying bacon and smoky ribs hit the nostrils as Karrie Würmann enters the restaurant to start her shift by flipping the coffee on and getting the laundry going…

Disability Employment Month

If You Have Any Questions, Ask Jeffrey

Jeffrey Heinrich checks the supply of fresh fish by the lobster tanks at the Vernon Real Canadian Superstore. Carrying a small LCD writing tablet with him, called a Boogie Board…

Wage Subsidy

How a Wage Subsidy Client Became a Read Head

Shiny book covers stand out amongst the fruit and vegetables as Kate Mahaits greets passing customers at the Vernon Farmers’ Market. Her role today is as a bookseller and reading enthusiast…

Self-Employment Program

Enderberry Farm Ripens with Help from Self-Employment Program

Brittany Bennett reaches down to pluck a juicy, red berry from a leafy green patch and looks beyond to the rows of late-season strawberries that will remain ripe until mid-July. The distinctive plateau of the Enderby Cliffs, formed by lava flows…


Bridging a Gap: Family Starts Over Thanks To Bridges

Ruth Anderson takes hold of the handrail and crosses the bridge that spans over Vernon creek. She has taken many senior residents of Vernon Restholm, the retirement residence where she works…