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....

Scaling from Practices, Not Principles

Lessons from expanding a new service within the disability sector Contributed by: Gord Tulloch, Director of Innovation Originally published on the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation website: http://www.mcconnellfoundation.ca/blog/2016/01/27/scaling-from-practices-not-principles/?platform=hootsuite In my last blog post, I talked about the personal and professional crises of faith that led to the creation of Building Caring Communities (BCC), a new service consisting of a team of community connectors who work across Metro Vancouver and Powell River to both grow community and to build personal support networks around...

The Jake Report – Community Connections

Jake visits Alternative Creations Studio during the Eastside Culture Crawl, where he meets up John Woods of Building Caring Communities and Sarah Peacock, Art Facilitator with ‘ Alternative Creations Studio. Through his interviews, Jake discovers new roles in community living that are changing lives and creating more inclusive communities. The BC Government Employees Union has 8,000 members working in community-based social services, many of whom are providing supports like these to youth and adults with developmental disabilities.  

Community Living BC Introduces New Integrated Service Delivery Model

Community Living BC is in the process of developing an integrated service delivery model, which puts the person with a developmental disability at the centre of assessments and planning. This is an important part of improving services for people with developmental disabilities over the long term.     There are two components to this process: 1) A Navigator is a person who will help families to access services effectively. Navigators would be the single point of contact for families, and their role...