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...

A Blast from a Past Inclusion Art Show

Contributed by Monica Alves, Communications & Event Planning Intern With the Inclusion Art Show & Sale quickly approaching, now is the perfect time to take a trip down memory lane with our friend and Youtuber Josh Rimer!  Let’s rewind to the year 2012… When posAbilities’ 8th Annual Art Show was underway. Watch as Josh goes undercover and explores this magical exhibition full of diverse art and people, to find out what it really means to be a true artiste. Happy Way Back...

Getting to Know Ourselves

Originally published on Kudoz’s website: http://kudoz.ca/blog/getting-to-know-ourselves “Hey, I’m __________, and I’m a _____________. “ Your answer may have rolled off your tongue. Or maybe, that second blank took a bit longer. It’s definitely not my intention to pressure you into an existential crisis, but I can’t help but ask:  Who are you? We’re all multi-dimensional people with loads of skills, experiences, and identities. But with so much abundance, it can be hard to draw on the things that set you...

Taking a Look at the Buddy Club

Contributed by Connor Desharnais, Special Projects Worker What does it mean to be a buddy? The Buddy Club, through posAbilities’ Supported Living Network, is a way for people with various abilities to get out and do fun activities, while at the same time meet new people and make friends. Getting the Buddy Club to where it is today was actually quite the lengthy process. At the beginning it took months to spread the word and increase awareness about the Club,...