INCLUSION Returns for its 13th Year

Art. It is both subjective and communal, soothing and invigorating. It evokes a range of different emotions. It is, of course, the focus of our annual INCLUSION Art Show & Sale. For the past 12 years, artists with diverse abilities have gathered to showcase their work and take part in one of the most engaging art shows in Vancouver. This year, posAbilities’ 13th Annual INCLUSION Art Show & Sale takes place on October 3rd from 5:00-8:00pm and October 4th from...

Getting to Know Ourselves

Originally published on Kudoz’s website: http://kudoz.ca/blog/getting-to-know-ourselves “Hey, I’m __________, and I’m a _____________. “ Your answer may have rolled off your tongue. Or maybe, that second blank took a bit longer. It’s definitely not my intention to pressure you into an existential crisis, but I can’t help but ask:  Who are you? We’re all multi-dimensional people with loads of skills, experiences, and identities. But with so much abundance, it can be hard to draw on the things that set you...

Taking a Look at the Buddy Club

Contributed by Connor Desharnais, Special Projects Worker What does it mean to be a buddy? The Buddy Club, through posAbilities’ Supported Living Network, is a way for people with various abilities to get out and do fun activities, while at the same time meet new people and make friends. Getting the Buddy Club to where it is today was actually quite the lengthy process. At the beginning it took months to spread the word and increase awareness about the Club,...

Precious Early Years Daycare – Employer of the Month

Contributed by posAbilities Employment Service Congratulations to Precious Early Years Daycare for being our Employer of the Month! Precious Early Years is a childcare centre that promotes creativity, growth and individualism. It has been providing services since 2012 and continues to be an integral part of the community. Their goal is to help children to reach their full potential through social, emotional, physical and intellectual activities. The children at Precious Early Years Daycare enjoy a fun and stimulating environment every...

A Final Sayonara from our Summer Students

Contributed by Monica Alves, Special Projects Worker Remember those four interns we welcomed from Simon Fraser University’s Co-Op program back in May? Well, another Co-Op term has come and gone, and the communications crew and I are wrapping up our summer here at posAbilities. It feels like just yesterday that we were confused little rookies trying to find our place in the office. Fast forward to 93 days later (but who’s counting) and we’re ready to take on the world!...