I Grow, You Grow, We All Grow with iGrow

Contributed by Monica Alves, Communications & Event Planning Intern Did you know that posAbilities offers innovative and fun learning experiences to our team members outside of the office? Supporting your personal development is important to us, which is why we’ve welcomed iGrow into our agency, a wellness initiative that emerged from employee feedback and involvement. Our full-time, part-time, and casual employees can qualify to receive the iGrow reimbursement, a financial incentive for personal development activities outside of work to encourage well-being. Maybe you’ve...

Explore and Engage in Career Development at posAbilities

  Contributed by Monica Alves, Communications & Event Planning Intern   Identify your Strengths & Values • Explore your Options • Plan your Actions • Design your Future Taking the time to think about your personal growth and career development is important to you, your future and your employer. At posAbilities, we value and recognize our team members’ talents, skills and zest for building more inclusive communities. We also aspire to provide support and a rich learning environment, so that...

A look into Mara’s Shared Living Life

Contributed by Mara St.Onge Mara is a Shared Living Provider and founder of Blingja, a social enterprise which offers practical accessible tools for mindfulness, recognition of emotions in self and others. We asked her to share her story. Check out Blingja Concepts website and  Facebook page. “My Caregiver Experience” There aren’t many opportunities in life where you can really take the time to analyze and dissect what a specific experience has done to shape your life. I am having that opportunity now to...

What Community Inclusion Month Means to Us

Contributed by Monica Alves, Communications & Event Planning Intern A few things may come to your mind when you think about October…the vivid yellow and orange colours of leaves, cozy fall fashion, Halloween festivities, and of course, pumpkin spiced everything. You may also reflect on this time as autism awareness month, down syndrome awareness month, or breast cancer awareness month. But did you know that in BC we also celebrate October as Community Inclusion Month? It is during this time...

So Colin, what’s it all abOUT?

Contributed by Colin Darge & edited by Francis Heng   Colin Darge is a gay man with diverse abilities. He is the co-founder of abOUT, a social and support group for LGBTQ+ people labeled with Intellectual Disabilities. Colin lives in Vancouver and spends a lot of his time on the computer connecting with other people with Williams Syndrome. abOUT can be reached through Facebook at www.facebook.com/groups/aboutvancouver. On July 19, the group that I co-founded called abOUT hosted our very first...