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...

Still Rockin’– The posAbilities House Band

Contributed by Gabriela Torres  Every Friday Morning from 10:30am-12:30pm the sound proof room allocated to posAbilities at Suna Studios blares with the sound of music and buzzes with positive energy. Back in May, we introduced you to the posAbilities House Band, a group of extremely creative and talented individuals who dance, sing and march to the beat of their own drum. Recently, we reconnected with team members, Dave and Seth who help facilitate the jam sessions at Suna Studios. Because...

A Site for Sore Eyes – Introducing the new posAbilities INCLUSION Art Show and Sale website!

  Contributed by Gabriela Torres  It’s a new year, filled with new art and new artists. Not to mention, the INCLUSION Art Show and sale is just around the corner! This year’s show will take place on October 26th from 5-8pm and October 27th from 11-7pm at Heritage Hall in Vancouver. To further embrace all this “new,” we’ve created an updated and more current version of the Inclusion art show site. This new website has somewhat of a modern twist....

Celebrating the Joy of the Holiday Season with “Amazing Grace”

In the spirit of the season, we are re-posting a heartwarming story about a family we are privileged to know. Josh Rimer visited Grace and her mom Judy at their home in North Surrey to enjoy a cup of tea and take a peek into their lives. Despite being born with multiple disfigurements and health issues, it is clear that Grace’s life is built around a celebration of her abilities. She has travelled the world with her family, camped throughout...

Shared Lives International?

Contributed by: Alex Fox, originally published on Shared Lives Plus (https://alexfoxblog.wordpress.com/2015/07/29/shared-lives-international/) Regular readers will know that our goal at Shared Lives Plus is to double the number of people using Shared Lives in the UK, ultimately seeing Shared Lives become the go-to option wherever someone needs support and accommodation long-term. We have resources to aim for that goal in England where we’re on track to double from 10,000 to 20,000 people over five years. If we achieve that, Shared Lives...