Pink Shirts for Change

Contributed by Vania Huang Happy Pink Shirt Day, everyone! For those who can’t seem to figure out why everyone is wearing pink today, Pink Shirt Day is an annual event coordinated by CKNW Orphan’s Fund that aims to raise awareness and support anti-bullying initiatives. The idea for Pink Shirt Day was actually started by two high school students from Nova Scotia. According to the Pink Shirt Day website, Here is a snippet of the Globe & Mail article that inspired...

Aegis Sings and Signs

Contributed by Vania Huang Every Friday at Aegis, the building is filled with the sound of music and laughter as people come to gather and “learn American sign language through the magic of music.” Since November 2016, a small group of staff and persons served have been teaching songs in ASL to two classes at Lord Tweedsmuir Elementary School in New Westminster. Last week, we were blessed with not one, but two, live performances by our brilliant Sing and Sign group....

Stage Door Goes to Vermont

Contributed by Vania Huang From December 5-10, Don House, Gord Tulloch, and 3 Stage Door actors, Greg, Nick and Colin, along with Brandon Siemens from See Together Media, visited Zeno Mountain Farm in Lincoln, Vermont to attend a creative retreat about media and messaging. Zeno is a community built around projects that foster friendships, including art, film, theatre, sports, music and adventure. In collaboration with the folks from Zeno Farm, the Stage Door folks explored the use of media and how it...

Richmond Social Network: The Beginning and Benefits of Knitting

Contributed by Beatrice Obetoh Sometime in 2015, I thought about how to bring the community into Richmond Social Network (RSN). This was how the idea to start a Knitting Club began. From the start, the goal for the Knitting Club was to encourage the community into our Richmond Social Network (RSN) by building friendships between our persons served and members of the community, by giving back to others, as well as in creating a place for community members to feel welcomed and...

12 Days of Christmas with posAbilities Employment Service

Contributed by Vania Huang In celebration of the 12 days of Christmas, we are excited to announce this year’s Top 12 Inclusive Employers! We are so happy to see more businesses choosing to hire inclusively, and that we are able to witness the incredible growth and joy that develops from these relationships. In the spirit of the the holiday season, we’d like to recognize and congratulate the following businesses for their contributions in fostering inclusive communities and opportunities for everyone – please follow the...