The Rehabilitation Society of Calgary was established to help individuals such as veterans of World War II and the Korean War and those affected by the polio epidemic.
Over the years, its mandate expanded to include vocational supports.
Eventually it was decided that a new organization should be formed with a vocational mandate.
Calgary Vocational Services Society (CVS) was established in 1987 as a charitable, not-for-profit organization.
CVS provided facility-based work adjustment, assessment, counseling, and employment placement services.
Gradually the clientele changed and CVS served unemployed/underemployed Albertans, immigrants, welfare recipients, refugees, mature workers and at-risk youth.
Further evolution enabled us to serve individuals with mental health issues, mild developmental disabilities, substance abuse disorders, and learning disabilities.
Through the 1990s CVS went through significant growth. It expanded its funding base, clientele and scope of service.
In 2003, CVS merged with Calgary Transitions to Independence, an organization supporting the employment and community living needs of adults with developmental disabilities.
In February of 2006, to help foster one culture, the organization was renamed Prospect.
Today, Prospect provides a range of employment services to a variety of client groups, including unemployed/underemployed Albertans, employers, immigrants, welfare recipients, military personnel, refugees, and people with disabilities.