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!...

The 2017 Spring Believe, Engage & Inspire Awards

  Contributed by Monica Alves, Special Projects Worker From left: Tina Reilhan, Danzante Caldera, Rosemary Schwarz, Teena Miller, Pam Balog, Louise Blackwell, Anita Parti and Joshua Hunter “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle You’ve put hours of blood, sweat, and tears into your latest project at work. Not only did it call for you to step up into a leadership role, and not only was it under a tight deadline,...

A Day In a Working Man’s Life

Contributed by Tammy McEvoy, posAbilities Employment Service Well trained and well prepared, I observe Bob’s move with confidence through his day. Bob is busy and hasn’t noticed yet that I have pulled up in the parking lot. I’ve come to check in with him today and see how he is doing. As I gather together my papers I’ve brought to take notes from my car seat, I can hear him through my open window. He is explaining and planning how...

Meet Our New Summer Students!

Connor Desharnais, Monica Alves, Nelson Hang, Krista Greig There’s some new kids on the block! This week we were happy to welcome aboard Connor, Monica, Nelson, and Krista – a new batch of summer students from SFU. As aspiring communication professionals, these four fresh faces are ready to take on the role of Special Projects Workers and make their mark here at posAbilites!   My name is Connor and I just finished my second year of studying Communication at Simon...

A Different Perspective Art Show

Contributed by Danzante, Support Worker, Supported Living Network My name is Danzante and I am a Support Worker for posAbilities’ Supported Living Network, a job in which I get to work with a really diverse and interesting group of people. I recently had the good fortune to help someone create his own art show.  The show is called “Gregory Grant: A Different Perspective” and it is currently hanging at Joe’s Table Cafe (5021 Kingsway).  It really is an amazing show, full...