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....

Stage Door Theatre Presents “The 4th Element”

Contributed by Monica Alves, Special Projects Worker     The stage was set. As the lights dimmed, a hush fell over the buzzing crowd of friends and family. From the moment the first ‘Water Miner’ slid out from the metal grate and onto the stage, the audience was captivated. On Thursday, May 25th, Stage Door Theatre performed their final run of “The 4th Element” – a post-apocalyptic play about a world desperate for water, and a struggling band of brothers’...

A Day In a Working Man’s Life

Contributed by Tammy McEvoy, posAbilities Employment Service Well trained and well prepared, I observe Bob’s move with confidence through his day. Bob is busy and hasn’t noticed yet that I have pulled up in the parking lot. I’ve come to check in with him today and see how he is doing. As I gather together my papers I’ve brought to take notes from my car seat, I can hear him through my open window. He is explaining and planning how...

Laurel Celebrates World Autism Awareness Month

Contributed by Vania Huang As you may have heard, April is World Autism Awareness Month! In light of this month-long celebration, we thought it would be appropriate to let you get to know our Laurel Behaviour Support Services team a bit better and celebrate with some thoughts and photos. Through this, we hope that our message of inclusion will reach more people and raise greater awareness about autism. If you have a friend or family member with autism, or if...