Work 2 Live Application
Zero Ceiling is an innovative solution to youth homelessness. Work 2 Live (W2L) is a 12-month program for young adults, between 19-24 years of age, who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of becoming homeless. We provide youth with employment opportunities, subsidized housing, one to one support, and outdoor adventure to empower those in our program to live healthy and independent lives.

EMPLOYMENT
W2L members are provided with full-time seasonal jobs through Whistler Blackcomb (WB). Typically our members work in jobs related to: food and beverage, rental and retail, ski lift operations, and guest services. Zero Ceiling works closely with WB managers to ensure you succeed in the workplace.

HOUSING
Members will be living in WB staff accommodation, which is subsidized by Zero Ceiling. WB provides 24hr support through their resident advisor program, with which the Zero Ceiling youth worker works closely. W2L program members share a bedroom with another member in a two bedroom unit.

SUPPORT
A Zero Ceiling support worker supports W2L members in their transition up to Whistler and throughout their entire time spent in the program. This is done through one-to-one meetings, group activities, workplace assistance, and general support and advocacy. Members in the second six months will also be paired with a suitable mentor to further support their independence.

ADVENTURE
The W2L crew meets weekly to go mountain biking in the summer and skiing/snowboarding in the winter. We start the season off with beginner lessons and gradually work up to intermediate terrain and beyond and are able to explore the trails of Whistler. We also participate in other adventure activities, such as zip lining, whitewater rafting, rock climbing, hiking and much more. At Zero Ceiling we believe in the power of adventure and the personal growth that comes from the inherent challenge.

WHAT ELSE DO I GET OUT OF IT?
• A free seasons pass for Whistler Blackcomb resort (ski pass for winter, bike park pass for summer)
• Opportunities to access training courses of your choice.
• A fresh start in a new community.

WARNING
Drug and alcohol use is highly prevalent in Whistler and those in our programs will likely come into direct contact with such activities. If you are currently working to abstain from drinking or using drugs Whistler may not be a positive environment to put yourself in. There are limited resources available for those who are in the process of quitting as well. IF you have any questions regarding this information I encourage you to contact me.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
To apply to the Work 2 Live Program, you must:
• Be 19-24 years old.
• Priority will be given to youth who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of being homeless.
• Have no drug or alcohol dependencies.
• Complete and sign the release of information form provided below.
• Have a youth worker or supportive professional complete a reference form.
• Successful applicants will need government issued photo ID and a bank account for employment purposes.
• Members will also need to complete a Criminal Record Check to work for Whistler Blackcomb.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Sean Easton
Co-Executive Director
Zero Ceiling
604 902 4253
sean@zeroceiling.org
www.zeroceiling.org

Applicant information
Name *
Birthdate *
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Phone # *
Email Address
Permanent Address (if available) *
Social Insurance Number (for employment purposes) *
Personal Health Number *
Gender *
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What is your current housing situation? *
Do you identify as First Nations, Métis or Inuit? *
Are you currently, or were you at one time in government care, e.g. foster care? *
Are you currently employed? *
Are you currently experiencing mental illness or mental health concerns? *
Do you have any alcohol or drug dependencies *
What supports are you currently accessing? *
Have you ever come up to Whistler for a Zero Ceiling Adventure Session? *
Do you want to learn snowboarding or skiing? *
Do you want to learn mountain biking? *
How did you hear about the Zero Ceiling Work 2 Live program? *
Referring organization information
Name of organization referring you to this program? *
Name of youth worker / supportive professional referring you to this program. *
Phone # *
Email *
Employment References
Please provide one additional employment reference (or another reference if no employment reference is available).
Name *
Organization/Company *
Phone # *
Email address *
Their relationship to you? *
Employment history (please attach your resume) *
Required
Why do you want to join the program?
Tell us about your current situation and why we should pick you! *
Release of information
All information will be treated as private and confidential. The information provided is strictly used for application purposes and to assess needs for those who are accepted into Zero Ceiling programs. Information provided will not be shared outside of Zero Ceiling without your prior consent.

I AGREE that I meet all of Zero Ceiling's Work 2 Live eligibility criteria.

I CONSENT to my referring agency to share any information pertinent to this application.

Applicant's signature: If you agree, please type your full name below. *
Youth worker signature: please type your full name below. *
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