RE: Letter from the Owner
I would like to personally welcome you to Triangle Community Resources Inc. Whether you are attending our RITE Job Readiness Programs or one of our WorkBC Satellite locations, my hope and belief is that you, if committed, will gain way more than the skills to find employment. It will enable you to take a long, hard look at what you want, what you need, and what's stopping you from getting it. Finding your goal or your purpose in life is something that can seem far-reaching when faced with challenges. Sometimes, it's easier NOT to look at what is preventing us from achieving personal success or fulfillment. Along the way, you are given many more gifts. Skills – like improving the way you communicate with others, more effective conflict resolution skills, how to be comfortable with technology and plan – in detail – where your life is going to take you.
I began my journey much like many of you. In 1992, while I was an Addictions Counsellor, I recognized that people needed more than just recovery and a job; they needed a purpose. This led me into the field of Employment Counselling with the belief that we need to look at the whole person in order to support them to achieve success. The program service delivery is holistic and integrates personal management skills into the assisted job search process. Modules allow consideration for individual and group cultures, values, beliefs, personal interests, goals and more. Participants often feel fear when making changes and this is addressed by cultivating a safe, accepting environment where acknowledgement is given. Each client receives ongoing support to identify what is most important to them and to create realistic goals for achieving it.
For the past 17 years, I have made it my personal goal to remain focused on a vision to support persons with Barriers and help them reach their full potential and to live a healthy, fulfilling life. An important part in solidifying that goal is that we hire staff that has the training, life experience and more importantly, the care and compassion required to understand the struggles in life and the strength it takes to move forward.
From 1998 to 2003, Triangle provided the RITE Program for multi-barriered males under a provincial contract in Maple Ridge. The success of that project led to a contribution agreement with Service Canada in 2001 to provide a pilot RITE Program for Abbotsford/Mission. The success of that project created the expansion to two locations. The company also had a contribution agreement for a RITE Program in Surrey from December 2001 to November 2002.
Starting in 2002, we held contribution agreement for the RITE program and WRITE (Women Reaching Independence) program in two separate locations in Abbotsford and a rotating WRITE and RITE program in our Mission location. In 2005, Triangle Community Resources was awarded two separate contribution agreements with Service Canada to run both the RITE and WRITE programs servicing the Langley and Chilliwack areas. In February of 2007, Service Canada Chilliwack office requested Triangle Community Resources to put forward a separate proposal to provide an Aboriginal Career Awareness Outreach Program designed to provide services to the aboriginal Participants within their own communities who cannot be adequately serviced from other mainstream programming. We commuted to various Aboriginal reserves throughout the Fraser Valley on an ongoing basis complete with staffing, materials, resources, assessments and follow up services. In 2012, Triangle became a Sub Contractor with various EPBC contractors in Newton, Langley, Aldergrove, Abbotsford and Mission offering Case Management Services within the existing WORKBC Centres.
Most recently, The Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training awarded Triangle 3 contracts to provide the RITE Job Readiness Program in 4 locations throughout the Fraser Valley. (Chilliwack, Abbotsford, Langley and Maple Ridge)
Although, I may not get the opportunity to meet with you on a personal level, due to busyness of managing our 6 offices and 7 programs throughout the Fraser Valley, I do try to make it a point to come in an introduce myself to the groups when possible. With that being said, I would like to make you a personal promise with the statements that I am known for. “Once a client always a client” and ”you are welcomed in any office that you see a Triangle Community Resources sign” to receive the support and services in the future if needed, that you would in the office you participated in your program.
On a last note, Remember to “trust the process” because you are worth it!