A snapshot of what we do

Computer/Internet Access

Six public computer stations with high speed internet capability, available for a low hourly cost.

WorkBC Employment Program (funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of BC)

USDC operates as a satellite office for Northwest Training Ltd. in Terrace, under the Employment Program of BC. This program offers Employment Counselling and Case Management Services which support job search and preparation for employment through workshops and one on one counselling services. Preview our job board and access on line and individualized services through our storefront in Hazelton. Everyone is eligible for services who is legally entitled to work in Canada.

Youth Programming (funded in part by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada)

Yearly programs connecting youth to new opportunities. The program is housed at the Senden Sustainable Agriculture Resource Centre in Two Mile and we provide an introduction to experiential education through participation in service learning projects in the community.  Youth apply each year by responding to our request for applications.

Administrative Services

USDC offers a range of administrative services at a low cost which include: photocopying, printing, faxing and brochure and business card design, office and meeting room rentals. Bookkeeping services can be provided to other organizations through a fee for service contract.

Office and Apartment Rentals

USDC maintains and rents four modern apartments in the Village of Hazelton.  Applications to rent may be obtained in our Hazelton office.

Community Planning

USDC staff attend community meetings and work with other organizations to support local economic development initiatives, other youth programs and community infrastructure projects. Some past examples include the Eagle Down Walking Trail in Hazelton project and the formation of the Hazelton Wolverines Senior Mens AA Hockey Club. 

Volunteer Income Tax Program

Each year USDC staff assist with income tax preparation for residents who are pensionable or receiving disability benefits.

Referrals to Other Government Services

USDC provides CPP, Birth Certificate and Social Insurance Number replacement applications and makes referrals to other government agencies and programs throughout the north.

Community Economic Development

We design and administer community projects which provide training opportunities. By submitting proposals which partially utilize government funded programs, USDC is able to support local economic growth and revitalization projects. We work collectively with Community Economic Development (CED) partners through a local group called the HUB. Some project examples that USDC initiated include the Senden Sustainable Agriculture Resource Centre Job Creation Project and the Job Opportunities Program, Telegraph Trail Restoration Project. In 2005, USDC successfully accessed funding for a local Labour Market analysis. The plan created by this project is the blue print for USDC project and partnership development in the community. Copies of the plan are available to the public at the Centre and the Library

Senden Sustainable Agriculture Resource Centre

A community resource owned by USDC, revitalized and partially funded by local partners and government to create a demonstration model for local food production and food security. The Centre is designed to be a regional resource for the development of the agriculture sector and a training and education facility for all ages. The HUB supports this initiative and volunteers are always welcome and needed at the Senden Centre.

News/Updates

June 30

USDC Annual Report 2016

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