INEO Employment Counselling Inc (DBA: INEO Employment Services) was founded in November 1998 and Incorporated in February 1999, by Mike Roberts and Terry Deakin. INEO was created to facilitate a Services Canada pilot project, the Job Coach/Mentor Program. The pilot project ended in July 2000 at which time Mike Roberts sold his share of the company to Terry who remains the sole shareholder. Terry took on a subcontract with West Coast Group International Consultants Inc. in July 2000 and has evolved the business steadily since then.
The name INEO is a Latin word that means “new beginnings“, and the heron (our logo) in the First Nation’s culture symbolizes “taking small steps to reach a goal.”
INEO is an SME (Small to Medium-sized Enterprise) with 16 employees who maintain flexible schedules to provide flexible services. INEO supports individual and business growth through a variety of processes and techniques. INEO is a diverse company facilitating Provincial Ministry sponsored programs that provide career/vocational counselling, job search support, and community support to youth and adults.
INEO also provides a fee for service to any person or business who will benefit from our skill and expertise in growth and forward movement. INEO's Vocational Rehabilitation services are provided by certified career development practitioners registered with the BC Career Development Association, and a registered rehabilitation professional with the Vocational Rehabilitation Association of Canada.
Located in a commercial building at 4908 Argyle Street, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 1V7; the location is part of the Port Alberni ‘uptown’ core, highly visible and easily accessed by foot, vehicle, or public transit - the first floor is wheelchair accessible. INEO provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere; the main floor houses many programs and services, with eight offices, a waiting area, computer stations/resource area, a group room, staff room and a large storage area. The second floor houses two group rooms, and the CEO and Financial Management offices.