West Kootenay Social Enterprise Society changed their name!
In the summer of 2018 WKSES expanded to the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island. Because the of this expansion we’ve changed our name. We are now operating under INLAND TO ISLAND SOCIAL ENTERPRISE SOCIETY! (I to I)
At Inland to Island, we hire local persons with barriers to employment, to carry out janitorial duties.
Trained, professional employment counselors and job coaches have worked hard with us to create a viable paid-work situation for people who otherwise would not have gainful employment. All our employees receive competitive wages and Employment Standards are met or exceeded.
These people are accompanied by a trained job coach when necessary, and everyone is covered by our existing bonding and insurance policy. At present we have 40+ supported workers at various contracts in Nelson, Castlegar, Trail and Surrounding areas, all with varying degrees of support.
We do no receive any government funding and are prominently self-sustaining.
We do apply for grants for special events and equipment.
A warm thank you to:
The Vancouver Foundation, Basin Business Advocates, ENP, Nelson Credit Union &
Vantel Safeway Fund for their past support to get us to where we are today!