Our Top 10 of 2017

Contributed by Monica Alves, Communications & Event Planning Intern As another year has come and gone, we’d like to take this time to reflect back on our challenges, accomplishments, and special moments that accompanied us throughout 2017. We took another step forward in the journey of inclusion and diversity, continuing to support a wide range of individuals with developmental disabilities to become valuable members of their communities and establish a strong sense of belonging. This past year included many memorable...

Happy Holidays from posAbilities

❄❄❄ Seasons Greetings! Another year has come to an end, and we wish our readers the very best of the festive season – a time of celebration, giving and renewal. It’s also a time steeped in traditions, like this one – a visit to Stanley Park… Shine Bright Stanley Park Alternative Creations Studio has been busily preparing for Bright Nights in Stanley Park. Celebrating 20 years, the Bright Nights Christmas Train and Stanley Park Train Plaza will once again sparkle with three million twinkling lights this...

Not Myself Today

Contributed by Monica Alves, Communications & Event Planning Intern Have you ever come into work one day and simply not felt like yourself? We all have days when we don’t feel like ourselves. Acknowledging these feelings is part of caring for our mental health. For the second year in a row, posAbilities has taken part in a workplace mental health initiative called Not Myself Today, as we strive to create and maintain a mentally healthy workplace for all employees. Not...

WE FOR SHE: Championing the Next Generation

Contributed by: Justine Chubb, Senior Communications Specialist   Speak up.  Step up.  Act up.  More than 1,400 attendees took part in the fourth annual We for She Conference on November 17, 2017, pledging to “step it up for gender equality.” The event was presented by the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade, Government of British Columbia, and the Women’s Enterprise Centre. The 2017 We for She Forum is one of North America’s largest gatherings of women’s organizations, companies, experts, business leaders,...

2017 International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Contributed by Monica Alves, Communications & Event Planning Intern  As we welcome the month of December, we turn our attention to promoting an understanding of disability issues, increasing awareness of the rights of persons with disabilities, and supporting their inclusion in every aspect of life. On Friday, December 1st, 2017, the annual celebration of the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities returns to the Roundhouse Arts and Recreation Centre with PEBcelebrates! Since its launch by the United Nations in 1992,...