Adolescent survivors of cancer can have many feelings when they finish high school. Finishing high school has been a big challenge for your child, and he/she has likely worked hard to get there. But, life after high school and worry about what this life might look like can be confusing and concerning.
Vocational Support might be a useful resource for your child. Vocational counselors work with people to help them find jobs that fit well with their strengths and challenges. They can help your child prepare for applying for jobs and interviews. To find out more, ask your social worker.
GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre
Has a vocational rehabilitation program for young adults. The program helps them work on barriers that people with disabilities may face. This program aims to prepare people for work by helping with job skills and preparation. To find out more, ask your neuro-oncology nurse clinician.
BC Cancer Agency
Has a Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling consultation service that may help the young adult with vocational services or supports in the community. To find out more, ask your social worker.
West Coast Group (WCG)
Helps people with disabilities in British Columbia develop skills and independence and helps them learn how to be part of the workplace.
Open Door Group
Supports employers to hire persons with physical disabilities and other barriers to employment.