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October 11, 2017

Employment and Assistance Worker

Company Name: Ministry of Social Development and Poverty ReductionJob Title: Employment and Assistance WorkerJob Description:  BC Public Service Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction Multiple Locations    Employment and Assistance Worker   Are you looking for a rewarding, career-building role with the BC Public Service?   Salary $41,803.67 - $52,983.72 annually This posting is to […]
July 25, 2017

Bakers Assistant

Company Name: The Rolling Pin BakeryJob Title: Bakers AssistantJob Description: We are offering the opportunity for the right candidate to learn a trade on the job. The right candidate will work side by side with our journeyman baker. A positive attitude, open to learning and a stronge work ethic are […]
May 25, 2017

What are goals and can they help direct our lives?

Are SMART goals really that smart? Do they help us get where we’re going? Possessing a sense of direction adds meaning to our lives which in turn gives us purpose. When we know where we want to go and what we need to do each day, we feel like we […]
February 7, 2017

Why goal setting may lead to a more fulfilling life (1)

We all set ourselves goals for next step in life or even the ultimate goal… how you want to be remembered. Of course setting a goal to plant a seed in your back yard it’s going to change how people remember you but it’s a start, and in conjunction with all […]
January 30, 2017

25 Thoughts to Ponder When Seeking Your Passion

 It can be hard to determine how passion plays a role in our lives. For many, depression, financial circumstances and personal situations stand in the way of moving forward with passion in our lives. For others passion is simply something they have not allowed themselves. For some people passion is […]
January 30, 2017

25 Things I Love Doing

Allow your mind to think about the things that give you pleasure when you do them. Don’t choose flowers because, unless you love gardening or flower arranging, flowers are not something you do.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         […]
January 23, 2017

 What is passion?

Passion is a word with a rich history. Originally it was associated with suffering, as in the Passion of the Christ; a suffering that passes all human understanding. He chose to suffer for humankind. Today the word is more associated with an undertaking that brings great joy and satisfaction. When […]
January 3, 2017

Getting a new career and connecting with your passion

Working as an employment counsellor in a small community for the past 20 years has connected me with thousands of clients. Because we work in a small town, the workers in my agency are likely to see a broad range of people. We don’t have enough of any particular group […]
December 9, 2016

How Free Rein got its name

Free Rein started out as a tiny company delivering workshops for unemployed people in Hope, BC. These workshops helped people with significant barriers to employment improve their life skills and determine a plan to become re-employed. My colleagues, Christine Proulx and Hilary Kennedy, and I contracted and coordinated with specialists […]
December 8, 2016

25 Things I am Good at Doing

25 Things I am Good at Doing Try to include things you are good at from all aspects of your life. Don’t just focus on work. What are things you do well? You can also add notes on the right as ideas occur to you.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    […]