Our Impact. Our Stories.

Indigenous

Ceremony to bless our journey of Truth & Reconciliation

For more than 35-years WJS has delivered social services across Canada. Our work to support marginalized youth, struggling families and people with developmental disabilities has led us to serve people who identify as Indigenous, First Nations, Inuit and Metis. WJS has heard the call for Truth and Reconciliation, and with strong connections to communities across

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JT’s Story

From practicum student to Program Director: 25 years and an immensely rewarding journey of friendship. “I loved working with all the individuals in social services and it felt good that I was making a difference in their lives…” JT Aujla, WJS Program director If you were to go back in time 25-years to meet Jatinder

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Giving

See Where Passion Leads You

The following is an excerpt from WJS Canada’s storybook “Your Story Is Our Story”, a collection of experiences recounted by WJS employees that celebrate the caring culture of their work within the organization. Having passion for the work that WJS does means seeing the potential in someone and having the patience to see them through

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Indigenous

The Power of Listening

Russell Auger is an Elder with more than 40 years of experience working with Indigenous youth and communities across North America. After previously working with Spirit of Our Youth for 9 years, we are happy to welcome Russell back to WJS as our Indigenous Cultural Advisor. Indigenous culture follows an oral tradition; creation stories, historical

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life at WJS

WJS Canada Strategic Plan

The strategic plan outlines an ambitious program that will have a positive impact on the experiences of our employees, how we deliver our services, our reputation, and how we manage future growth.

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life at WJS

WJS CANADA 2018 ANNUAL REPORT

When I consider what the last year has represented for WJS, the words that come to mind are change and foundational work. They would seem to be contradictory but in fact this past year has seen considerable resources being expended to invest in our strong foundation so that we can change and innovate to meet

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Indigenous

KAIROS BLANKET EXERCISE

As part of WJS Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Journey, employees in Alberta and in BC were invited to participate in the Kairos Blanket Exercise. The Kairos Blanket Exercise is experiential exercise that teaches Indigenous history – the version that’s rarely taught or known. The exercise is one of the key steps to reconciliation and covers

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life at WJS

GOING BEYOND

Transformation means to go beyond your form. It’s perfectly describes the dramatic change in the course of Marianne’s* life, a woman served by WJS Canada. Her story begins with tragedy and heartache, but ultimately, with the support of her dedicated care team, it’s a story of transformation and hope. This piece was written by a

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A HELPING HAND

In almost 20 years at WJS Canada,­ I have worn a few different hats. Group home, adult day program, seniors program, trauma peer support counsellor. Currently I work in Tenant Support, where I have been for the last 16 years. I think I have found my niche. Tenant Support is one of those programs that

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