Services and Resources

Survivors of Violence and/or Abuse

For women who have experienced violence or abuse, Cowichan Women Against Violence offers a pre-employment program. To learn more about this program and other supports, explore the Horizions Pre-Employment Program.


New to the Cowichan Valley? Learn about your new home through the following links:

Ask a WorkBC staff member in Duncan or Ladysmith for help in adjusting to your new community. Find out about program eligibility and locations.

Persons with a Disability

Learn how WorkBC Duncan or Ladysmith can support your needs. Explore the following links:

For people with disabilities, a great resource is Cowichan Valley Independent Living Resource Centre. You can book an appointment to get assistance with the Persons with Disabilities government application form.


The Bladerunners Program for Youth at Risk is offered throughout BC. Vancouver Island locations are available from Victoria to Courtney through the following programs:

Cowichan Valley Youth Services has an employment program for youth called YEMP (Youth Employment Mentorship Program).

Mature Workers

You my have many reasons to look for employment at this stage in life. Look at theses tips to get started. Come in and visit WorkBC Duncan or Ladysmith for more guidance on your path to new employment.

Browse through these other sources of information: