Sources employment services to close in White Rock, Cloverdale

Transition to new service to begin next year

Sources will no longer provide employment services in Cloverdale and White Rock.

Sources communications co-ordinator Tiffany Kwong confirmed to Peace Arch News Thursday that 30 staff are impacted by the change – 15 from Cloverdale and 15 from White Rock.

In a news release, Sources said future employment services will be provided by another agency next spring.

Sources has been providing employment services in Cloverdale and White Rock for more than a decade, the release states.

“This is disappointing news for us. It is a difficult time especially for our employment services team,” Sources CEO David Young said in a news release. “However, I am confident that with their new skills and abilities, they will secure new opportunities. We will be working with our staff to assist them.”

SEE ALSO: Community steps up to get Sources’ food bank truck on the road

Sources learned that they lost the bid to provide future employment services in the areas earlier this month.

“Letters received by SOURCES earlier in December state that The Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction ‘determined that the MultiLingual Orientation Service Association for Immigrant Communities (MOSAIC) is the highest scoring Proponent with respect to the [Cloverdale and South Surrey/White Rock] Catchments.’”

The transition to the new service provider will take place over the next few months, with Sources winding up its employment services on March 31. Young told PAN Thursday that Sources will assist with the transition.

Young said that he doesn’t have the details as to why Sources wasn’t successful in renewing its contract, but “we will be asking for a debrief.”

He said he’s proud of the work his team did in White Rock and Cloverdale over the years.

“Absolutely. Our numbers speak for themselves and the feedback I’ve received from our clients has been enormously positive.”

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of Sept. 27 to Oct. 3

World Farm Animals Day, Drink Beer Day and Virus Appreciation Day are all coming up this week

White Rock Playhouse, Bell Centre lit up red in support of entertainment workers

Facilities across Canada participated in national Light Up Live movement on Sept. 22

UPDATED: Surrey RCMP make multiple arrests after reports of fight in Newton

Huge police response to reports of fight, possibly a gun, in the area of 82nd Avenue east of Scott Road

Surrey RCMP seek dash-cam footage after man injured in ‘targeted’ shooting

Police say they are holding a home in the 5900-block of 180th Street

Surrey youth protest throne speech as part of Global Day of Action

Group marched to Liberal MP Randeep Sarai’s constituency office

B.C. records 98 more COVID-19 cases, most in Lower Mainland

One new senior home outbreak, Surrey Memorial outbreak over

VIDEO: COVID won’t dampen Lower Mainland woman’s Halloween spirit

Langley’s Tanya Reid posted video offering suggestions of how trick-or-treating might look for her

PHOTOS: 2nd calf in a month confirmed among Southern Resident killer whale pod

Center for Whale Research said they will eagerly await to observe the calf to evaluate its health

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

97 distressed horses, cats and dogs seized from farm in Princeton

RCMP assisted as BC SPCA executed search warrant

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

$250K reward offered as investigation continues into Sea to Sky Gondola vandalism

Police also asking for specific footage of Sea to Sky highway around time of incident

Trudeau ‘disappointed’ by RCMP treatment of Sikh officers over mask issue

World Sikh Organization of Canada said taking Sikh officers off the front lines constitutes discrimination

Liberals reach deal with NDP on COVID-19 aid bill, likely averting election

NDP and the Liberals have reached an agreement on COVID-19 sick-leave

Most Read