303 – 576 England Avenue, Courtenay BC

Phone: 250-207-3812   Fax: 250-871-0796

Toll Free: 1-888-753-4225

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Mission Statement:

VIVRS is committed to providing services that promote the right of every individual to economic and social integration and inclusion in their own community, encouraging contribution in a manner that promotes individual choice.

Programs and Services:

The EmployAbility Program:

  • assists people with developmental disabilities, learning disorders, acquired brain injury, autism spectrum disorder, cognitive and mental health disabilities to get hired in meaningful work that is tailored to their needs.
  • All services are offered on an individual basis, and the goal of the program is to connect individuals with real work for real pay. Customized jobs are carved to reflect the needs, interests and abilities of each worker.
  • VIVRS is offering the EmployAbility program in central and northern Vancouver Island, including Duncan, Nanaimo, Port Alberni, Parksville, Courtenay and Campbell River (and surrounding areas).

WorkBC Specialized Services:

  • Individual career counseling and job search assistance is available to those with a disability, who are unemployed or working 19 hours per week or less and are legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • Assistance with planning for further education
  • May assist in connecting clients to vocational assessments