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Chemical Addictions Worker Certificate - Fraser Salish Region

NVIT is a leader in Indigenous education and we are excited partner with First Nations Health Authority to bring a program to the Fraser Salish area!


The Chemical Addictions Worker (CHAD) program provides core skills required for First Nations Wellness Addictions Workers, and includes Aboriginal specific content. This program will assist individuals who currently are or wish to be Alcohol and Drug Counsellors and/or Addictions Workers, who may need to obtain professional development to meet job requirements.

Are you interested in seeking employment in the addictions field? Graduates of this program may find employment in the growing field of addictions counselling. Their work will be mainly with adults but may also include working with children, youth and families. Employment may be in agencies such as health centers and rehabilitation facilities, treatment centers, or Aboriginal agencies.

Entrance Requirements for Enrolment:

Grade 12 graduation with:

  • C+ in Principals of Math 11 or MATH 051*; and
  • C+ minimum in English 12/English 12 First Peoples or ENGL 060

Program Start Date: September 2020
Program End Date: August 2021

To Apply, Contact:
Laurie Edmundson, BA, GCIPH
Regional Mental Health and Wellness Advisor, Fraser Salish Region
PO Box 19, Stn Matsqui | Abbotsford, BC | V4X 2H6

Cell Phone: 604-813-4323
Email: | |





BC Infrastructure Benefits will be hiring trades people for the  PATTULLO BRIDGE REPLACEMENT PROJECT, and the HIGHWAY 1 EXPANSION from Kamloops to the Alberta Border.

Prioity hiring is applied for locals, Indigenous peoples, women, and other groups traditionally underrepresented in the trades.

If you are interested in attending one of the sessions, please email: info@bcib with the date and time you prefer to attend.

(Please now: space is limited to 10 participants per session)

A confirmation e-mail will be sent to ensure your spot.

Registration Dates Open:

June 4 10 am
June 11 4 pm
June 18 10 am
June 25 4 pm
July 2 10am
July 9 4pm
July 16 10am
July 23 4pm
July 30 10am


Indigenous University Preparation Program - SFU

Indigenous University Preparation Program - SFU
Apply now for FALL 2020
Are you:

  • A high school graduate?
  • Considering going to university, butwanting to test it first?
  • Someone who wants to learn moreabout math and writing?
  • Wanting to connect with a cohortgroup of Indigenous studentsin a small, safe, and supportiveenvironment?
  • Looking to open doors to morelearning and working opportunities?

SFU’s Indigenous University Preparation Program

We welcome First Nations, Métis and Inuit students to a university learning environment that affirms and integrates Indigenous knowledge and perspectives.

You will join a cohort of like-minded Indigenous students and explore university together with Elders, mentors, tutors and instructors while taking courses which can transfer into first year university or college.

Where does the IAUPP path lead you?

SFU’s IAUPP helps you pave the way for a successful transition to undergraduate studies. Our program offers first-year academic credit courses that integrate humanities and social sciences with Indigenous perspectives.

We also offer literacy and quantitative classes (non-academic credit) that will build your confidence.

Upon successful completion of the IAUPP, you will be granted admission to SFU and your completed credits will count towards your undergraduate degree.

Learn more
Phone 778.782.4089

SASET services during COVID-19 - 604-858-3691

Sto: lo Aboriginal Skills & Employment Training (SASET)

We are still open.. operating remotely that is!

What does this mean? It means that our SASET Team is working from fome to avoid the spread of COVID-19 but are still offering employment services, by phone or online, to meet the needs of our clients

What does this mean for our clients? It means that our clients get to stay in the safety of their homes while having access to employment services

We can help you with...

Job Search, Resume & Cover Lettrs, Training Applications, Life Skills, Online Training, Job Start Supports (boots, PPE) Career Planning and Local Resources

and yes, we are still accepting new or returning clients!

Contact us today! General Inquiry e-mail:

Also you can check us out online at: and EAS

Update from your WorkBC Centre

WorkBC Employment Services

Update from your WorkBC Centre
On behalf of your local WorkBC Centre, we are reaching out to you regarding the current impact of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), regarding our services and concerns as developments occur, and how this may impact your business.

We understand that things are in a state of constant change. We know you are trying to navigate the best options for your business operations, your employees and your customers.  We also understand that this is not an easy process, given the rapidly changing circumstances.

As of March 19th, our WorkBC Centres closed in-person services for the health and safety of our communities. However, we remain open for business as much as possible while we work remotely. We are here to continue to provide the best support and services to assist with the needs for any of clients and businesses.

Connect with us: We encourage you to connect, should you require assistance with:

Hiring needs: both in immediacy, and long term

Employer Resources: to assist during COVID-19

Training that may be needed to assist during current conditions

Our Commitment

You have our commitment that we are here and will do our best to accommodate and answer any questions you may have regarding your needs and plans moving forward; we are here to be of service to you in any way possible. Including, providing ongoing updates, to best assist keeping you informed and up to date.

Below are a few links to the latest information regarding employment and services available.  Note these can change, as things evolve.

Business Support Plan

Employment Insurance

How to access and who can qualify for benefits

Having to Consider Laying Off Employees - Tools and Resources

BC's COVID-19 Response update


Your WorkBC Employment Services Team

WorkBC Fraser Valley NE:

Chilliwack Centre

200 - 45905 Yale Road

Chilliwack 778-860-5452

Agassiz Centre

7086 Pioneer Avenue

Agassiz 604-796-0266

Hope Centre

895 3rd Avenue

Hope, BC, V0X 1L0


SASET services during COVID-19 - April 6, 2020

April 6, 2020

Good morning from the SASET Team;

As we continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic from our home offices, the SASET team is working to reach out to our current, past and new clients to check in with each one of you. Please feel free to contact us to let us know how you are doing at this time and if there is any way we can be of service to you in your training and employment needs:

Carol Raspberry; SASET Outreach Supervisor: 604-798-1664 or
David Jimmie: 778-828-4332 or
Simone Williams Horne – 604-860-3093 or
Lucinda Louie – 778-684-1464 or
James Woyke – 604-702-8115 or
Heather Dixon – 604-378-8755 or
Juanita Soles - 604-997-3118 or
Tony Armitstead – 778-808-1355 or

For BladeRunners info, please contact Amber Smith – 604-703-6077 or

For Community Contracts, please contact Adrienne Silver at

For Culinary info, please contact Chis Monkman at

Seabird EAS – 604-796-2177 - Brian Govereau; Whyles Rowan; Andrea Paul

Sts’ailes EAS - 604-796-5536 - Carla Charlie; Shelley Felix; Stephanie Phair

Please stay safely at home and healthy, we can still move forward with you in planning your employment needs so you are ready to go back to the workplace.

Please feel free to contact any of the above staff for your employment and training needs!

Anna Celesta
Director: Sto:lo Aboriginal Skills & Employment Training

Information Regarding COVID-19 Situation - Benefits and Other Supports

The following public website links are provided for your reference. You may find these webpages helpful in obtaining current information regarding Canada’s Economic Response plan, benefits and supports, and information relevant to Indigenous Communities.

Public Websites and Information for Contacting Service Canada:

Canada Benefits: (includes information re: Employment Insurance, pensions, and benefits for housing, education, training, family and people with disabilities)

Canada’s Economic Response Plan :

Canada Emergency Response Benefit:

ESDC – Covid-19:

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Indigenous communities:

Indigenous Community Support Fund:

COVID-19: First Nations Community Guide on Accessing Additional Supports:

Service Canada:  (Contact Us – E-Services): Click on Contact Employment and Social Development

On the next page, click: “Find a Service Canada Office”:

On the following page, illustrated below - Individuals may use the E-Service link to request a callback (regarding information related to EI, Pensions, SIN, and Passports (limited):

Service Canada programs and services are available online at or by telephone at: 1 800 O-Canada (1-800-622-6232) - TTY: 1-800-926-9105

If you require additional support, please complete an online request for service here:

Construction Safety Training System Free online Course

Interested in the Construction Field? Take this free online training course click on the link provided or copy and paste into the address bar.


Free WHMIS online training

Do you need your WHMIS? Click on this link or copy and paste into the address bar to get to the Free WHIMS online training site.




How to apply for EI and COVID-19 emergency benefits

Click on link for the information: How to apply for EI and COVID-19 emergency benefits.

If the link doesn't open, copy and paste into address bar.