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Opportunities Fund For Persons with Disabilities

Success Stories

Meet Brad

I am a native Vancouverite who completed both high school and post secondary education in the Lower Mainland. More than twenty years ago I developed a career in sales, marketing and distribution. I eventually started my own distribution company in 1987. Read more...


Carrie's Story

I've had a longstanding interest working with children. In 1998 I completed certification as a special needs child care worker and the following year completed advanced Early Childhood Education training. That same year I taught a Safety Kids program before working in child care for the Developmental Disabilities Association for several years. Read more...


Meet Gary

I grew up on RCAF bases across Canada. Home is now split between Red Deer, Alberta and here in Vancouver, B.C. As difficult as it was for this Air Force kid to know where to call home, it's also been difficult to settle on a career that fully suited me. Eventually, however, I acquired a great deal of professional development in horticulture and arboriculture. Read more...


Meet Jennifer

Jennifer is a young woman with one daughter, aged 9. Since her daughter was born with juvenile diabetes, and dependant on an insulin pump, Jennifer had to care for her closely and chose her jobs accordingly. Read more...


Meet Peway

Peway Ngo moved from Vietnam with his family to Winnipeg when he was a child. When he was seven he was in a car accident and consequently lost part of his leg. He was then also a hearing impaired child struggling to learn both English and American Sign Language (ASL). Read more...


Meet Steven

I was born in Quebec. At the age of 6 I was in a car accident that left me paraplegic. I lived in Montreal before I moved to Vancouver in 2004. I wanted to move to enjoy the mild Vancouver winters but also for work opportunities. I only completed grade 5 in Quebec but since I've been in Vancouver I've taken some computer training in hardware maintenance. I like to work with my hands, but being in a wheelchair can limit what I'm able to do. Read more...


Meet Mohlin

My family immigrated to Canada when I was a young boy. I graduated high school from the Manitoba School for the Deaf. After graduation, I needed a change and moved to Calgary. I finished a certificate in computer technology and my first professional job was in computer network assistance. Read more...


Meet Debbie

I'm local to the lower mainland of B.C., having grown up in Tsawwassen. When I graduated from high school, I took a course in hairdressing, but I quickly learned that I didn't want to do that as a career. I worked in the service sector as a clerk at a convenience store, and as a server for a local chain restaurant. Read more...






Opportunities Fund For Persons with Disabilities

SUCCESS STORIES


Meet Brad

I am a native Vancouverite who completed both high school and post secondary education in the Lower Mainland. More than twenty years ago I developed a career in sales, marketing and distribution. I eventually started my own distribution company in 1987. Read more...

Carrie's Story

I've had a longstanding interest working with children. In 1998 I completed certification as a special needs child care worker and the following year completed advanced Early Childhood Education training. That same year I taught a Safety Kids program before working in child care for the Developmental Disabilities Association for several years. Read more...

Meet Gary

I grew up on RCAF bases across Canada. Home is now split between Red Deer, Alberta and here in Vancouver, B.C. As difficult as it was for this Air Force kid to know where to call home, it's also been difficult to settle on a career that fully suited me. Eventually, however, I acquired a great deal of professional development in horticulture and arboriculture. Read more...

Meet Jennifer

Jennifer is a young woman with one daughter, aged 9. Since her daughter was born with juvenile diabetes, and dependant on an insulin pump, Jennifer had to care for her closely and chose her jobs accordingly. Read more...

Meet Peway

Peway Ngo moved from Vietnam with his family to Winnipeg when he was a child. When he was seven he was in a car accident and consequently lost part of his leg. He was then also a hearing impaired child struggling to learn both English and American Sign Language (ASL). Read more...

Meet Steven

I was born in Quebec. At the age of 6 I was in a car accident that left me paraplegic. I lived in Montreal before I moved to Vancouver in 2004. I wanted to move to enjoy the mild Vancouver winters but also for work opportunities. I only completed grade 5 in Quebec but since I've been in Vancouver I've taken some computer training in hardware maintenance. I like to work with my hands, but being in a wheelchair can limit what I'm able to do. Read more...



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