Start with HEART – we’ve got a new employment-readiness program!


A new session of HEART – Healing through Equine Assistance & Resiliency Training – starts this month in Trail.

Boost your social, mental, physical and emotional well-being while we help you develop the skills to get ready for a job. Grow your resiliency and soft skills, access counselling and financial support, and break down barriers to employment, all with the help of healing and learning through equine-assisted training.

HEART is a skills development program for participants across the Kootenay/Boundary region that includes foundational and transferable skills, social and emotional skills, and equine-assisted learning to help you get ready for work.

It is a pre-employment program to improve your overall well-being and employment readiness.

If you are a newcomer, a refugee, a member of a racialized group, a person with a disability, or an Indigenous person, you may be eligible for this pre-employment program.

Participants will also receive individual counselling supports and a training wage at a living wage rate of $21.13 per hour for 16 hours per week.

Our first session is in Trail, April 24 to May 19, followed by Grand Forks May 29 to June 23.

We will also be offering sessions in Creston and Cranbrook, with dates to be confirmed.

If you or someone you know might qualify for and benefit from our HEART program, please contact us today to learn more.