Client Testimonials

I wanted to let you know that even if I hadn’t gone through your course I would still have found a job and started up my own company anyways. Hahahah. No really thank you very much for your support, you got me through trying times.You guys may not get to everyone but you really make a difference in some people’s lives. I’m doing good on the island. I have a part time job at a restaurant 4 days a week and I also started my own business. I am licensed, insured and I have WCB. I did my first big project for a project manager at a custom home construction company and another project manager is giving me a house to try in a couple weeks, and a strata called me to do a 16 home lot twice a year for gutter cleaning. I made the equivalent of two weeks at the restaurant, in half a day of window cleaning, so this is definitely sustainable employment. By partnering with home builders I can do post construction windows year round. The rain gear and merino wool works great thanks again. Hope all is good -feel free to share my story, 18 months and anybody can do it with a can-do attitude.

MIKE H.
February 2018

I recently attended the 10 week R.I.T.E. program held at the Abbotsford Triangle Community Resources location. I heard about the program through the recovery house that I resided at. My personal experience in this program was so much more than I could have ever imagined. This program has done much more than help me find work, it has helped me to find out who I am, what I am good at and what I want to be when I grow up. Triangle has given me the tools and confidence that I need in order to achieve success , not only in my career but in my everyday life. The staff at Triangle were very resourceful, caring but most of all very supportive. They are passionate about what they do and will go to all lengths in order to see your success. They are a family. I would highly recommend this program to anyone and everyone . They have my two thumbs up. Thank You Triangle!

TRACY T.
March 2017

The R.I.T.E program, for me, was an experience that is going to be invaluable as I move forward in my personal and professional life. Not only has it helped me tremendously, look deeply into myself, but has shown me where I need improvement as I continue as a professional. The staff is not only extremely personable and knowledgeable, but genuinely cares deeply about the clients that come in. I feel not only have I gained a better understanding of who I am, but have gained a new family whom I love and care about, and who love and care about me. To Louisa, Karen, Kelsey, and James, you are the best, and I love you all. You are the people I will strive emulate, and I am extremely proud to call you my friends.

Shawn S.
February 2012

What a difference a year makes! For me this statement couldn’t be more true. February 9th, 2012, today’s date. For my family and I this date carried with it the scar of a devastating memory.  You see, February 9, 2011 was the day I decided that my life was no longer worth living, that my life was so pathetically and hopelessly lost that any further attempts at this life would be an insult to the people who loved me. I no longer wanted to hurt or be hurt.  I wasn’t winning the struggle on my own and didn’t feel I deserved to ask for the help I so desperately needed.

What a difference a day makes! I was one of the lucky ones.  I survived! I awoke to a new day, groggy and confused in my hospital bed feeling shame but blanketed and protected by the support of those who truly love for me. “What?” I thought to myself, “You still want to love me even through now you know how flawed I am?” There was a resounding and persistent YES that assured me constantly that while they didn’t like some of the things I had chose to do, they most certainly liked me.

What a difference love can make! Time seemed to move slowly but I still moved on and surprisingly I found myself putting one foot in front of the other over and over. When I was unable to walk God carried me and when I struggled my  family would lighten my load and when I needed strength my children giggled and smiled.

Almost one more year later and but no design of my own I walked through the doors of TRIANGLE unknowingly into my own rebirth. So now, today, February 9 no longer carries with it a scar or bad memory but rather a message of hope, beauty, the glory of God and the overwhelming power of love.

Thank you Paul for empowering me with the tools of spiritual and emotional growth. And thank you Janet for empowering me with the tools of Career Decision Making and professionalism.

The reason I say empowered is because unlike most programs of this nature who show people where to go and buy the tools but never show them how to use them.  Triangle changed my life because they care enough to know that you can feed a man for a day or teach him to fish and feed him and his village for a lifetime.

T. Mitchell
February 2012

The experience of being in this program has done so much for my self-esteem, my ability to show my feelings and have beliefs in my artistic skills.  This has been something I will carry with me for the rest of my life. Janet showed me I was and am able to get any job I apply for. She showed me that I come across as confident and that I can express as confident and that I can express my abilities in words so that my interview will get me the job. Paul has taught me that I can be vulnerable and show my soft side and it is ok. He showed me that I am strong and that I am a loveable person who can give myself and not get hurt. He also is continuing to work with me one on one to deal with my childhood issues. Amber has taught me that it is ok to be soft. I also think she showed me that I am ok just the way I am. Kathleen has showed me it is ok to still be a child at heart. I thank each and every one of the staff for helping me to grow in many ways.

Cindy
February 2012

Wow! What a great experience. I would still love to go to the Bahamas, however; being at Triangle gave me the same boost of energy and left me with the same satisfying feeling as a bright ray of sunshine, cool calm breeze or smooth ocean waves would have. Like sinking your teeth into a piece of milk chocolate – without the calories – each day at Triangle brought laughs, tears of joy, and that feeling that I was not alone. There’s no greater feeling than the one you get once you’ve been assured. Assured of who you are. It’s all about you! And that’s exactly what you take when you complete this program, yourself; to a whole new level… of understanding, love, compassion, desire & interest. Commencing a beautiful new journey – you feel refreshed, restored. All those broken pieces remain but are put together in such a unique way that you can finally accept yourself and your mistakes. Once you’ve gained that loving trusting relationship with yourself, it’s at that time when you begin creating new relationships like that with others. I used to pass my time in fear, regret, loneliness and rejection. I no longer know how to do that. I appreciate every waking, breathing moment I have. Time is no longer against me; time is a gift I was given… I just had to learn how to use it properly. Thanks to everyone who made it possible, to those who were there like family, the ones who inspire – at Triangle Community Resources.

Amy P.
December 2010

I first came to Triangle with hopes of finding a few tickets in order to get back to work, a quick fix and I would be on my way, wow, was I in for a surprise. Triangle was not your average get a resume, use a computer, get a job, get lost kind of place. I was kind of thrown off when they started to ask me questions about myself and my life and where I had been and what I was looking for in my search for a new career. Imagine a place that wanted to know what I wanted to do rather than a place telling me what to do. I have had many different challenges in my life and having spent over half of my life in the care of one institution or another my values and beliefs where somewhat twisted. Triangle taught me that my past is something to be proud of and that I could use my experiences both good and bad to better myself. I had always thought that my past mistakes would haunt me for the rest of my days and now instead of my past working against me, I have learned to use it for my benefit. Triangle has taught me several different things about myself; my learning styles and different approaches to overcome some of the things that I have always seen as major barriers in my life. I now have a confidence that I never knew before. I am attending university and am planning a new career; one that I want to do, and am passionate about. Triangle has shown me that even though I have had all sorts of problems in my life there is absolutely nothing that can hold me back from making my dreams a reality nothing except, myself .

Paul R.
November 2010

At the beginning I was apprehensive and just went because I was told to by the Ministry. After a few days I realized that I enjoyed coming and looked forward to it each day. I learned skills that have and will continue to change my life. I am very appreciative of the instructors and the program.

Jim M.
September 2010

Triangle was a great stepping stone for me to refocus, regroup and reinvent myself. Coming form an addiction background, it gave me the information and extra time to look deep inside and secure my foundation in recovery and a new career. The facilitators have all done a wonderful job, informing me of different values and beliefs, and how to deal with people of different true colors background. Thanks for the help and support.

Dan L
September 2010

My name is Jason Freestone. I attended the Triangle Program in September 2009. I came into the program a man who had lost his way. The only life I knew was one of complete chaos, drug use, alcoholism, and too put it nicely, I hurt a lot of people. I thought there was no hope for me. The Triangle staff along with the self assessments really showed me the positive aspect of my life, which I had been missing for so long. The assessments showed me I did have values and morals and that I was running on a distorted belief system. Also the other men in the class saw, and also told me they saw real potential in me. The program helped build up my self esteem and self confidence witch I have struggled with for a long time. Was one of the best decisions of my life to attend the 6 week program. To the present day with the help from the staff, I’m fulltime employed at a job I’m really happy at. I believe without the encouragement and positive attitudes of the staff I would not be where I am today. I am proud to say I am coming up on 1 year sober and things have never been better for me. I’m starting to believe in myself more and more everyday and owe a really big thanks to the Triangle program.

Jason F.
May 2010