Endless posAbilities at the Disability Pride Parade

Contributed by Monica Alves, Special Projects Worker   Thursday, June 15th, marked the day of BC’s first ever Disability Pride Parade in Richmond. As a day dedicated to recognizing and celebrating people of diverse abilities, the energy that persisted throughout this event was strong and uplifting. The morning began with a march from the Richmond Cultural Centre Plaza to Brighouse Park, with an incredible turn out of over 1,200 people with and without diverse abilities. Despite the rain, supporters young...

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...

The Story of a Civil Rights Movement

Contributed by Vania Huang Less than 50 years ago, the doors to basic human rights were closed to many members of our community who lived their lives in institutions – whose voices were muffled by the walls of segregation and for whom freedom has been so tirelessly fought. The People First Movement began with a group of parents who decided to take action because they believed in the right of their children to marry, to vote, to work, and to...

Advocating For Human Rights Needs to Continue: Barb Goode Talks About the Importance of the Eve Decision

Contributed by Vania Huang This video was produced by the Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship and the University of British Columbia. Happy International Women’s Day! In celebration of women around the world and to honour the ones who have worked toward equal rights for all, we would like to introduce you to one very inspiring woman – Barb Goode. Barb is a self advocate leader and disability rights activist who had a very important role to play in the Eve...

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...