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.”

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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.”

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