BRIDGES Program

BRIDGES is an innovative research project, that implements timely and culturally-informed assistance tailored to the the individuals needs and builds resilience in the youth, resulting in better labour market engagement in the short-term and long term.

WHO CAN ACCESS SUPPORT?
BRIDGES is available to Syilx unemployed or under-employed youth aged 15 to 30 who would benefit from support in their transition into the labour market (i.e. education and training, job shadowing, internships, etc.).

DESIGNED TO COMPLEMENT, ENHANCE AND EXPAND UPON EXISTING SERVICES
The BRIDGES Team will collaborate with community partners to offer community-based education and training services to best meet the needs of individuals participating in the project.

WHAT TYPE OF OPPORTUNITIES ARE THERE?
This may include the following: an assessment of individual strengths and goals, employment preparation activities, community-based workshops and discussions, and, work with natural supports such as family, friends , Elders, Cultural people, and attend community events and activities.

SKILLS MENTORS

Skills Mentors work  one on one with each Youth to develop an action plan that will support the person to engage in pre- employment, employment, training and educational activities.CON

CONTACT US

Assunta Rosal, Project Manager
E: Bridges-im@syilx.org

Cindy Brewer, Program Supervisor/OKIB Skills Mentor
E: SM-Bridges3@syilx.org T:250.869.6391

Amanda Montgomery, OIB/LSIB/USIB Skills Mentor
E: SM-Bridges2@syilx.org T: 250.938.7473

Josh Wilson, PIB/OIB Skills Mentor
E: SM-Bridges6@syilx.org T: 250.300.6581

Joan Vedan, Skills Mentor
E: SM-Bridges4@syilx.org T:250-938-7459

Josh McAlpine, Skills Mentor
E: SM_Bridges1@syilx.org T:250-300-6584

Download Pamphlet here: BRIDGES Pamphlet

For more info: BRIDGES Overview

Funding for this program is made possible by: