A MY Bike Courier Service employing the skills of vulnerable youth in Mission will be launched later this year thanks to the support of Simon Gibson (Abbotsford-Mission MLA) and Marc Dalton (Maple-Ridge-Mission MLA) who visited Mission Community Services on March 17 to make their announcement.
Thanking the two MLAs for their support were MCSS board of directors chair Bob Ingram, MCSS executive director Sanjay Gulati and Karen Laing, manager of Governance and Resource Development.
The MCSS MY Bike Courier Service plans to duplicate the success of the “TurnAround” bicycle courier service that started as a package delivery business in Toronto in 2002.
TurnAround Couriers has evolved from just providing work to a target population, to also providing them with access to education, to also enabling them to participate in company healthcare and dental plans.
To date, TurnAround Couriers has helped more than 185 youths to turn around their lives. Its list of clients and supporters continues to grow.
MCSS will build on the key learnings and success of the Anything Possible pilot project that the provincial government supported in 2014.