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,...

The Canadian Western Bank Community Comes Together for Clothes Drop

Contributed by Monica Alves, Special Projects Worker “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” — Helen Keller   A BIG thank you to the team from Canadian Western Bank’s Park Place Vancouver branch for their generous donations to Clothes Drop! Clothes Drop fosters community partnerships to build inclusive and sustainable neighbourhoods. So, when I was invited to the Canadian Western Bank flagship branch’s family BBQ in the park, I saw the perfect opportunity. A sunny...

Sweatin’ It Out For Survival at Relay For Life!

Contributed by Monica Alves, Special Projects Worker In the year 2015 alone, 196,900 Canadians were diagnosed with cancer. This means that every 3 minutes, one Canadian was told, “You have cancer.” It’s a cruel and devastating disease that can lead many to feel hopeless and alone. But the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay For Life was created to fight back.  The Relay For Life has raised over $500 million for the Canadian Cancer Society since their first event back in 1999....