Welcome to REALM!

REALM is a supportive service that was developed in May of 2003. We are a dedicated team focused on providing services that enable individuals with diverse abilities to develop and maintain independence within their community.

The REALM Philosophy

An individual has the right to empower themselves with knowledge. They have the right to seek out and be involved in new experiences. They have the right to encouragement and support and to engage in the community encompassing them. They have the right to discover and achieve their full unique potential whether that is meaningful work, joining groups or volunteering.

The REALM Employment Program

REALM is an organization that believes EVERYONE has a right to paid employment in their lives and to that end, we are now offering many types of assistance to employers that make it possible for REALM clients to become an integral part of your team. This assistance includes customized employment, job sharing, job coaching as well as ongoing support for the employer for retraining, teaching new skills and general brainstorming. It is a fact that in our fast-paced world often the mundane or routinized jobs get thrown by the wayside because companies lack the manpower to accomplish these in a financially feasible manner. REALM has been able to mitigate this situation freeing up your staff to do the work they are trained and paid to do.

 What can you expect when you hire a person from REALM??

  • Lower staff turnover rate
  • Lower than average sick/off days taken
  • Improvements in staff morale

REALM also offers incentives for you to hire our workers:

  • Job coaches- we will provide the trainer to ensure the new employee is performing up to your standards
  • Communication and Support – even after the coaching and subsidies have ended REALM will be available
  • Access to funding in the event that other “accommodations” need to be made

You will also have the satisfaction of knowing you have helped bring a richness to peoples’ lives by providing meaningful employment.
Please call REALM @ 250.426.3393 for more information

People with Diverse Abilities, Opportunities for Employers

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October 2018

To celebrate  “ Employment Month for Persons’ with Disabilities “ REALM would like to honor these forward-thinking employers for their support and assistance with job training, work experiences, and paid employment.


The openness and support these employers have shown to people, has been invaluable and truly make Cranbrook an inclusive community. Thank you to each and every one of you and with the help of Northwest Grill, we would like three lucky winners to have lunch on us! Check it out of our facebook page to see who the winners are!

Like us on Facebook page and keep a lookout for the three winning businesses!

2018 Inclusive Employers/ Work Experiences

  • Rocky Mountain Printers
  • High Point Plumbing
  • Fisher Peak Fitness
  • Bellies to Babies Program
  • Green Mountain Janitorial
  • Auntie Barbs Bakery
  • Salvation Army
  • Better At Home Program
  • LTB Computer Solutions
  • Leiman Homes
  • Home Depot
  • Cranbrook Auto Repair
  • Tim Hortons
  • Kootenay Canine Adventures
  • KC Gifts
  • Lotus Books
  • Real Deals
  • Aarons Furniture
  • Best Western Hotel
  • Heritage Inn
  • Casey’s Greenhouse
  • Kootenay K-9
  • J.’s Laundry
  • The Brick
  • Home Hardware
  • Northstar Motors
  • Nissan
  • Kimberley Food Bank
  • Kimberley Health Care Auxiliary
  • The Paw Shop

Thanks for all your support!!