Access to Employment Program

Looking for help finding a job?

Addiction recovery, wellbeing and quality of life are greatly improved when the roots of substance misuse are all addressed.

Specialized employment assistance program

The first employment program of its kind in Canada to offer Integrated Case Management, the Access to Employment Program at the Phoenix Centre aims to help those in recovery find work.

Employment counsellors help participants develop and use a return-to- work-action-plan that leads to training, educational upgrading, volunteer positions and ultimately employment.

Phoenix Society employment counselor working with a participant

Phoenix Society employment counselor working with a participant.

Employment Barriers

Integrated Case Management focuses on any barriers that affect employability. These might include:

  • gaps in work history
  • housing
  • family issues
  • child-care
  • transportation
  • legal issues
  • debt
  • financial problems
  • addictions
  • mental health issues
  • health
  • lack of self-marketing skills


Services vary in intensity and duration depending on each participant's requirements, motivation, readiness and level of functioning. Both workshops and one-on-one employment coaching are offered.

Location & Admissions

The program is located at 13686-94A Avenue in Surrey.

For admissions, contact or call 604-583-7155 ext. 3

There is usually a short waitlist but time varies. If you are interested, please call to put your name on the list.