Our parent company, W. J. Stelmaschuk and Associates Ltd., is named after our founder William (Bill) J. Stelmaschuk. For ease in our communications delivery and to identify that we are a national company, we use WJS Canada. Bill started his career as a corrections officer in British Columbia and established the company in 1983 by providing services to young offenders and individuals on probation. The Alberta branch, founded in1987 by Peter Farnden, started with services to individuals with developmental disabilities who have complex needs and challenging behaviour. WJS Canada has grown in Alberta, Ontario and British Columbia and now has over 600 employees with 1200 clients.