Employment through social ventures
For individuals who have barriers to employment and/or require a work experience or Discovery observation, Social Ventures provides employment opportunities.
Pathways Abilities Society contracts with community employers. Individuals work under the supervision and support of Pathways Abilities Society for either part of or their entire shift or require on-going periodic monitoring.
Social Ventures has a long standing (15 plus years) relationship with Okanagan College and University of British Columbia Okanagan (UBCO) (the two were formerly one), Columbia Bottle Depot and the City of Kelowna.
In fact, Social ventures has managed the City of Kelowna’s lost and stolen bike program for over 20 years and operates BikeWays, the society’s used bike shop. Bikes not reclaimed and or donated to the society are fixed and sold to the general public at a reduced cost, creating employment opportunities for the people we serve
Social Venture services are provided typically in a group and offer employment, assessments, education, planning, skill development, support, on-site training, job coaching, development of natural supports, monitoring and follow up.
The service supports individuals who require supervision for health and safety reasons and/or require supervision for issues that may jeopardize the health and safety of others in the work environment or who may not be able to complete all tasks and require a staff to carryout vital roles in order that the work can be completed.
The main office is located at 1216 St. Paul Street. – Days and hours are dependent on the contract. Office hours may vary. Please call 250-763-4837 – Extension 125.
For the BikeWays Bike Shop please call 250-763-4837 – Extension 3.