Welcome to RiseUp!

RiseUP! is a FREE government-funded program providing Women with Disabilities specialized skills training and individualized supports needed to move successfully toward sustainable employment or self-employment.

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Program Features

  • 6 weeks virtual facilitated classroom
  • 12 weeks work experience/training
  • 1:1 support from Job Developers and Employment Counselors
  • Job search skills & support
  • Specialized workshops
  • Short term training and certificates
  • Training wage provided


  • Women with disabilities (self-identified)
  • Unemployed or precariously employed
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Living on Vancouver Island, in Powell River or the South Gulf Islands
  • Not a full-time student
  • Not currently participating in another provincial or federal labour market program

Upcoming Start Dates

August 2nd, 2022

Apply now below!

How to Apply

Please follow the instructions below:

Step 1:

Submit the eligibility & application form

We’ll be in touch to discuss your application and the next steps!

Step 2:

Submit registration paperwork when instructed

Submit your program registration paperwork using the form below! You’ll be directed when to do so by a RiseUp Team Member.

Questions? Contact us!

8:30am – 4:30pm, Monday-Friday


155 Skinner St Suite 202, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5E8

By Phone

Toll Free: 877-714-0471

Phone: 250-741-8116

This project is delivered by ETHOS Career Management Group Ltd.

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