WIDHH’s Employment Counselling services are provided by certified Employment Counsellors who offer a full range of services for jobseekers and employers.
Our Employment Counsellors are fluent in American Sign Language and English, and use a bicultural and bilingual approach in service provision. We believe in providing individualized, client-centred planning to assist jobseekers and employers in achieving their goals.
WIDHH Employment Counsellors are Certified Career Development Practitioners (CCDP). This means that they are:
WIDHH’s Employment Counselling Services are available at our West 7th Avenue Head Office in Vancouver, our Tri-Cities Office in Port Coquitlam, and in Surrey.
WIDHH provides services under the provincial government’s Employment Program of BC to support Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals in obtaining and maintaining employment. The Employment Program of British Columbia is funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia.
If you are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and seeking employment, WIDHH’s professional Employment Counsellors can assist you with the following FREE services to help you achieve your employment goals:
The Employment Program of British Columbia is funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia.
The Opportunities Fund For Persons with Disabilities is a program funded by the Government of Canada.
The Government of Canada has contributed funding to this initiative.
WIDHH’s West 7th Avenue Head Office houses a free Employment Resource Room where jobseekers can visit and conduct self-directed job searches. We welcome you to visit us!
The Employment Resource Room is open Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm (closed 12:00pm to 1:00pm) and is equipped with:
WIDHH strongly supports employers in increasing knowledge, understanding, and willingness to provide employment opportunities for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals. If you are currently employing or thinking of hiring a Deaf or Hard of Hearing individual, WIDHH’s Employment Counsellors provide the following on a fee-for-service basis:
For more information or to find out if you are eligible for our Employment Counselling programs, please contact Barbara Low, Counselling Team Assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org today!