The Osborne Village Resource Centre is a non-profit pre-employment resource center dedicated to assisting clients on their journey to finding meaningful employment. We assist clients who are unemployed, under-employed, and/or those making a career change. Our main goal is to help clients find meaningful work not just a job.
There is no other organization in Winnipeg that is like OVRC. Every member of the staff is fantastic at what they do without exception. When I first came to OVRC, I had a sinking feeling of dread in my stomach as if I were a boat lost at sea. Now I feel an increasing sense of relief as the staff continues to help me find out the direction I want to go in! These feelings of hope make a massive difference when you are searching for a job and building a career!
The career counselling aspect with Laurie is particularly valuable because the process she brings you through is potentially life changing. Laurie helps you to figure out what work you want to do, why, and how to get there. It is an invaluable experience that I have never had before, even having been advised by several university-level career counsellors.
Betty is an actual artist when it comes to crafting cover letters and resumes, Kristina troubleshoots and problem-solves with grace, accuracy, and empathy, and Lisa taught me how to Zoom properly! The staff are so wonderful and talented, and they have every resource one could possibly want when it comes to getting a job or adjusting your career path. They do not miss any detail; there are even LinkedIn headshots!
My experience with OVRC, like many other clients I am sure, will probably have changed the trajectory of my life. It is a remarkable organization that deserves far more accolades and visibility than it is currently receiving. Thank you so very much.