Ladysmith is located on the eastern shores of beautiful Vancouver Island in British Columbia. With a population of over 8,000, it has a thriving downtown business community centered around historic First Avenue.
The LDBA actively works to cultivate an environment of economic and cultural vibrancy in the Ladysmith downtown core. The meeting schedule is:
Organization name: Community Link Connexions Inc.
Contact name: Tina Fabbro
Year formed: 2005
Address: #121-630 2nd Avenue (Ladysmith Resources Centre), Ladysmith, BC V9G 1B2
Phone: (250) 797-0533
Fax: (250) 245-3798
Community Link is an employment training and community support service for high school students and young adults with developmental disabilities funded by Community Living BC and the Ministry of Housing and Social Development.
Community Link delivers person-centered, creative, innovative, and flexible services in Ladysmith and surrounding communities to assist and encourage full participation in community life. All support is grounded in the firm belief that work is an integral part of adult life and the presumption of employability.
Employment is a key component to full inclusion as it promotes social and economic independence.
Company name: Employment Navigators
Contact name: Ann MacGillivray
Year formed: 1992
Address: 710 1st Avenue, Ladysmith, BC V9G 1A6
Local phone: (250) 245-7134
Local fax: (250) 245-2153
Employment Navigators (also known as Ladysmith Employment Assistance Society) began operations in 1992 to serve the population of Ladysmith and surrounding areas by providing an integrated Employment Resource Centre to the community. We are the only one-stop local employment assistance service agency in our area and take tremendous pride in offering FREE services a few of which are:
- Job posting (local, regional and national)
- Access to internet job banks
- Qualified career consultants who offer career assessments and workshops to assist unemployed individuals
- Referrals to other government funded programs such as wage subsidy, training support and self employment programs etc.
- Networking with various organizations to promote the Ladysmith area and businesses
Employment Navigators has been providing quality employment services for the residents, businesses and other community service providers and will continue to be strongly connected with all sectors, allowing for the collection of local labour market information and employment networking for clients.
In recent years, Employment Navigators has increased its support to local employers as an active conduit of linking employers and prospective employees in our area, along with being actively involved in local organizations which support increased employment and business growth.
Funded in whole or part through the Canada-British Columbia Labour Market Development Agreement.