Chance for 

Change Program

sustaining livelihoods

Aangen trains and employs individuals with lived experiences of homelessness or barriers to employment and helps them on their journey towards independence. 

What is the Chance For Change program?

Aangen is built on two main values. At our core Aangen is a company that supports and empowers. The Chance For Change program evolved from our core value ‘empower’.

Aangen (as a whole) is a caring employer. To the best of our ability, we assist all our employees in whatever struggles they may have throughout the tenure of their employment. Those employed through the Chance For Change (CFC) program are given priority support features as part of their employment at Aangen and enrolment in the program.

The Chance for Change program is a supportive employment program that has additional support structures for CFC employees and priority services provided to CFC employees who qualify and are enrolled in the program.

There is a great deal of evidence to support the concept that a job is a very impactful form of social assistance. But, a supportive employment program creates sustainable opportunities for long-term personal growth and community development for marginalized and disadvantaged populations.

How It Works

The Chance For Change program has additional support structures and priority services provided to employees who qualify and are enrolled in the program. A job is a very impactful form of social assistance, but supportive employment creates sustainable opportunities for long-term personal growth and community development.

HOW THE

PROGRAM HELPS

SERVICES 
PROVIDED
  • Personal Growth

  • Housing Stabilization

  • Vocational Opportunities

  • Legal Support

  • Addictions Counselling

  • Immigration Assistance

  • Medical/Health Management

  • Emergency Short-term Loans

  • Food Security

  • Professional Growth

  • Time management

  • Accountability

  • Interpersonal skills

  • Strength based placement

  • 39 participants
    Program enrolment for the year

  • $38,010
    Paid to participants for their work

  • 1907 hours
    Invested in program supports

  • $24,930
    Invested in program supports

  • Personal Counselling 
    The #1 investment category

  • Housing Stabilization
    The #2 investment category

CHANCES GIVEN

LIVES SAVED

2019
PROGRAM
HIGHLIGHTS
  • 39 participants program enrolment for the year

  • $38,010
    Paid to participants for their work

  • 1907 hours invested in program supports

  • $24,930 invested in program supports

  • Personal Counselling
    the #1 investment category

  • Housing Stabilization
    the #2 investment category

ENROLMENT IN

THE PROGRAM

APPLICABLE BARRIERS
TO EMPLOYMENT
  • Living/lived experience of homelessness

  • Lack of work experience in Canada

  • Language barriers

  • Education barriers

  • Mental health matters (concurrent experiences that can inhibit traditional employment)

  • Re-entering the workforce after extended absences

  • Time constraints based on
    child- and/or elder-care

  • Having a criminal record

  • Substance dependency

  • Immigration status barriers

Why support a supportive employment program?

Supportive employment programs like our CFC program help fight the negative effects of poverty: lack of access to healthcare, sufficient housing, adverse early childhood development, poor nutrition, exposure to toxic stress, deprivation, and poor educational attainment, to name a few. Communities flourish when its members flourish. Crime rates drop, local businesses get new customers, children are enrolled in community involvement programs, and neighbours have purpose in their lives, improving the spirit of the whole community.

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Chance For Change Program

SUSTAINING LIVLIEHOODS

Aangen trains and employs individuals with lived experiences of homelessness or barriers to employment and helps them on their journey towards independence. 

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