Brian Chiasson – Founder of Triangle Community Resources
“I know one thing. Life is not a search for happiness. Happiness is a byproduct of living the right way, with as many of the right people as you can find that match your values enough. Way harder than it sounds”
– Brian Chiasson
Brian Chiasson founded Triangle Community Resources in 1998 and inspired and changed countless lives as the Owner of Triangle Community Resources Inc. for 20 years. Brian passed away November 9th, 2018. We cherish and remember him for many amazing attributes and are honored and grateful to him for leaving us with a solid foundation to continue his dream and carry on his legacy of providing the valuable services needed in each of the communities we serve. The legacy of how and why Brian created Triangle will never be forgotten due to the shared vision we here at Triangle believe in. Brian put his vision into action in 1998 when he was awarded a provincial contract in Maple Ridge/Tri-Cities area to provide a program he developed for men facing multiple barriers to employment. Because of Brian’s dedication, hard work, strengths and skills in program development and business management over the 20 years, our services have extended throughout the Fraser Valley to 5 locations.
Brian’s employment background encompassed creating Employment Programs, managing multiple government contracts, Personal Addiction Counselling, Conflict Resolution Training, Anger Management and Addictions and Behaviour Education to both the public and private sectors.
Brian held certifications in Life Skills Coaching, Substance Abuse Counselling and Employment Counselling. Brian’s experience as a Drug and Alcohol Counsellor combined with his education and knowledge in Employment Counselling and Life Skills Coaching enabled him to work with and assist all levels of barrier impacted participants.
In 1992, while he was an Addictions Counsellor, he recognized that people needed more than just recovery and a job; they needed a purpose. This led him 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.
Brian made it his personal goal to remain focused on a vision to support persons with barriers and help them reach their full potential to live a healthy, fulfilling life. An important part in solidifying that goal is that we hire staff that possess 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.
He made it his life’s passion and his drive to help clients secure education and employment in a realistic, time and cost-effective manner. Brian proudly lived up to his company logo “Motivation, Inspiration, Success”.
Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Brian Chiasson have lost a dear friend and inspiring mentor. Brian leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Triangle Community Resources Inc.