March 18, 2020

COVID-19 Announcements & Resources


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.

Janet Hackman
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.

Ryan Cucheron
Executive Director

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

Blake Fredrickson
Operations Manager

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!

Management Team
Venture Training

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:

Supported Work
Day Program
Cycle Cycle
Venture Bottle Depot
Armstrong Connections
The Place

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.

Ryan Cucheron
Executive Director