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...

What Community Inclusion Month Means to Us

Contributed by Monica Alves, Communications & Event Planning Intern A few things may come to your mind when you think about October…the vivid yellow and orange colours of leaves, cozy fall fashion, Halloween festivities, and of course, pumpkin spiced everything. You may also reflect on this time as autism awareness month, down syndrome awareness month, or breast cancer awareness month. But did you know that in BC we also celebrate October as Community Inclusion Month? It is during this time...

So Colin, what’s it all abOUT?

Contributed by Colin Darge & edited by Francis Heng   Colin Darge is a gay man with diverse abilities. He is the co-founder of abOUT, a social and support group for LGBTQ+ people labeled with Intellectual Disabilities. Colin lives in Vancouver and spends a lot of his time on the computer connecting with other people with Williams Syndrome. abOUT can be reached through Facebook at www.facebook.com/groups/aboutvancouver. On July 19, the group that I co-founded called abOUT hosted our very first...

Another Show, Another Success!

Contributed by Monica Alves, Communications & Event Planning Intern October – a time first endorsed as “Community Living Month” by the Inclusion BC Board of Directors back in 1998. Now, nearly 20 years later, this project has grown into a month that we here at posAbilities continue to look forward to every year. It is during this time that communities BC wide are encouraged to celebrate and bring awareness to the strengths, abilities and assets of people living with diverse...

What’s Included in the INCLUSION Art Show?

Contributed by Monica Alves, Communications & Event Planning Intern Wondering what will be included in our 13th run of the Inclusion Art Show? Well wonder no more, because we’re giving you the 411 on what you can expect this year! Located in Vancouver’s famous Heritage Hall, this one of a kind exhibition is the biggest disability art show in all of BC, and will feature…   150+ artists with diverse abilities including developmental and intellectual disabilities, and physical challenges such...