The Rise Up Program

Supporting survivors of violence and / or abuse

The Rise Up Program provides employment services to those who identify as a survivor of violence and/or abuse of any kind.  At no cost to the participant, our flexible and holistic services support participants to gain the confidence, skills, and experience needed to find and sustain meaningful employment.

Our team works holistically with participants to address individual barriers and circumstances through all or a combination of one-to-one individualized employment counselling, 3-week group-based employability skills workshop series, vocational assessments, personal counselling with RCCs and/or Psychologists, occupational skills training, work experience, job search assistance and financial supports.   Intakes are continuous and ongoing.

The program is built to ensure each participant is provided the supports, services and tools required to manage their unique individual barriers and circumstances in a safe, supportive environment for learning and skill development.  Through a holistic and flexible approach that provides client centered counselling and interventions, clients can make informed career decisions based on their interests and abilities, understand the value of skills training and education, and be prepared to succeed in employment.

Who is Eligible?

  • People who are facing barriers to employment
  • Identify as a survivor of violence and / or abuse of any kind
  • Unemployed or precariously employed individuals
  • Those currently living in British Columbia

Program Includes:

  • Individualized employment counselling
  • 3-week group-based workshop series
  • Support accessing community or Government services
  • Life, employability, and skills for success training
  • Vocational assessments and career coaching
  • Mental Health support: Up to 8 sessions of personal counselling
  • Funding for occupational skills training, certificates and/or short duration training
  • Work experience opportunities
  • Job search and job retention assistance
  • Supports for transportation
  • Job start supports such as work wear and/or tools
  • Completion bonus
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To register or learn more about The Rise Up Program



    Ongoing Continuous Intakes

    101- 2296 McCallum Rd, Abbotsford
    Telephone: 604-859-0033


    Ongoing Continuous Intakes

    101 - 22575 Lougheed Hwy, Maple Ridge
    Telephone: 604-476-1202


    Ongoing Continuous Intakes by Appointment Only

    2-45668 Storey Ave, Chilliwack
    Telephone: 604-792-8000