Not Special Needs | World Down Syndrome Day

Today is World Down Syndrome Day! Every year, WDSD is observed on the 21st day of the 3rd month to signify the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome which causes Down Syndrome. We invite you to share this video with your friends and family to celebrate inclusive communities that recognize the things which make each of us unique. You can follow the movement and share your stories on social media via #NotSpecialNeeds and learn more at http://www.notspecialneeds.com/.

The Story of a Civil Rights Movement

Contributed by Vania Huang Less than 50 years ago, the doors to basic human rights were closed to many members of our community who lived their lives in institutions – whose voices were muffled by the walls of segregation and for whom freedom has been so tirelessly fought. The People First Movement began with a group of parents who decided to take action because they believed in the right of their children to marry, to vote, to work, and to...

Advocating For Human Rights Needs to Continue: Barb Goode Talks About the Importance of the Eve Decision

Contributed by Vania Huang This video was produced by the Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship and the University of British Columbia. Happy International Women’s Day! In celebration of women around the world and to honour the ones who have worked toward equal rights for all, we would like to introduce you to one very inspiring woman – Barb Goode. Barb is a self advocate leader and disability rights activist who had a very important role to play in the Eve...

Explore Your posAbilities

Contributed by Vania Huang Are you searching for a career that will not only change your life, but the lives of others as well?  offers great career options across various areas, from employment and front line services, to behavior consultation and Shared Living contract opportunities. If you are new here, let us introduce ourselves a little! is a multi-regional social service provider that supports individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. We currently employ a team of nearly 600 staff...

Pink Shirts for Change

Contributed by Vania Huang Happy Pink Shirt Day, everyone! For those who can’t seem to figure out why everyone is wearing pink today, Pink Shirt Day is an annual event coordinated by CKNW Orphan’s Fund that aims to raise awareness and support anti-bullying initiatives. The idea for Pink Shirt Day was actually started by two high school students from Nova Scotia. According to the Pink Shirt Day website, Here is a snippet of the Globe & Mail article that inspired...