November 4, 11:25AM
Further to the recommendations of the Public Health Officer, all visitors must wear a mask when visiting our facilities. Those visiting Recycle Depot, Cycle Cycle and Bottle Depot should also wear a mask. Thank you for your understanding and assistance during these pandemic times.
Director of Human Resources
June 24, 2020, 2:48PM
We are preparing to have participants rejoin us at Venture Training beginning June 29th. We are excited to see our participants once again! It is important that we maintain a healthy and safe environment for all participants, caregivers, and employees as priority as we begin the gradual return of participants. In this letter to parents and caregivers, we outline the procedures and safety processes that will be in effect to keep everyone as safe as possible while still being able to access and enjoy the programs we have to offer.
April 24, 2020, 11:08AM
Effective Monday April 27, we will reopen our recycling operations with reduced operating hours and access as follows:
Recycle Depot/E-Waste (Alexis Park Drive): Monday - Friday 9AM - 3PM
- Tables will be set up outside with mega bags behind them that will create a barrier to allow customers to sort their recycling and place in the bags.
Venture Bottle Depot (Lumby): Monday - Friday 10AM - 4PM
- Limit customers to 5 inside at a time. Front doors locked. Access to building from rear only.
Cycle Cycle (Alexis Park Drive): Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9:30AM - 2:30PM
For additional information on our recycling services, please see our recycling website http://vernonrecycling.ca
April 6, 2020, 2:05PM
Venture Training Service Update
Venture Training has redesigned some of our programs during the COVID-19 pandemic to be able to continue to provide support to the individuals in these programs. This involves providing support remotely, calling individuals and caregivers to see what type of support they need, daily check-ins, video chats etc.
We recognize that this is a challenging time for the individuals in our care, their families and caregivers. While many of our facilities are closed, we remain eager to support everyone as best we can - including the links to valuable resources contained on this web page. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need additional support.
We thank you for your continued patience and wish you good health!
March 17, 2020, 5:13PM
Venture Training Announces Execution of Essential Services Plan
After hearing the Provincial Announcement today, Venture Training feels our best course of action is to execute our Essential Services Plan. This means that we are immediately shutting down all Non-Essential programs and asking staff that do not need to be at work to stay home. The following programs will be closed:
Venture Bottle Depot
We regret the inconvenience this action will cause, but feel it is in the best interest of the public, our staff and most importantly, the individuals in our care.
Do you have flu-like symptoms? Use the BC COVID-19 Symptom Self-Assessment Tool
Guides for those with disabilities:
Free training for healthcare workers and individuals: How to Prepare Your Organization for COVID-19 & Influenza
CTV News Report: Best practices for grocery shopping during COVID-19
Community Living BC is the primary funding agency for our association: see their updates for service providers
The BC Centre for Disease Control guides:
The Public Health Agency of Canada infographic on Social Distancing
Possibilities has provided this Resource List for Service Providers
From Health Canada: Considerations in the use of homemade masks to protect against COVID-19