Acceptance Takes More Than One Day

It all started with two Nova Scotia high school boys in 2007. After seeing a boy in grade 9 being bullied for wearing a pink shirt to school, the boys stepped in and protested his harassment. They convinced dozens of classmates to wear pink in solidarity and soon the school rallied by their side by distributing pink shirts to all students. You can read about the original movement here. February 25th has now become a national day to show support...

International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2014 – a review by spotlightjake

In honour of the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3rd, spotlightjake covered the community celebration at the Yaletown Roundhouse.  The afternoon was filled with a live performance, inspirational talks, distinguished guests and much more.  Check out his video below…    

Former Woodlands resident relishes his freedom

Richard McDonald hopes his book on living in two B.C. institutions will help keep history from repeating itself By Michelle Strutzenberger Freedom is what Richard McDonald speaks of first when he contrasts his life today with the 18 years he lived in two of B.C.’s large institutions for people who have an intellectual disability. [click the title to read the full story ...]

The most powerful way to start shaping the future

Discovering community living’s gifts and possibilities By Michelle Strutzenberger From co-housing to social enterprise, new ways to enrich the lives of people who have an intellectual disability are being actively explored through posAbilities and a number of other community living agencies across Canada. [click the title to read the full story ...]

We need new conversations inside and outside community living: Gord Tulloch

Q and A with posAbilities director of innovation By Michelle Strutzenberger Canada’s community living movement and developmental services sector have some tough questions to grapple with that go far beyond funding, posAbilities director of innovation Gord Tulloch says. These questions include: Are these systems, built up over the last 40 years, worth maintaining? Are they delivering on the mission of “good lives in welcoming communities?” [click the title to read the full story ...]