‘What Shall We Do Today?’ Activities Menu Serves Up Fun & Meaningful Experiences Across Our Programs

It’s noisy as we eat lunch at the restaurant in the Hard Rock Casino. We hear rings and bells from all directions, and there are no windows to let light through. It’s Casino Day – but nobody is actually playing. We’re just going to eat here, then head back home. This is another ordinary Tuesday afternoon and the casino is just somewhere to go. I recently moved into the role of ‘Activities Facilitator’ at posAbilities. My mission? To bring more activities to the individuals we support through our programs – though we had no idea what that would actually look like.

Top 12 Accessible Hikes in BC

If you or someone you know faces barriers to physical mobility, exploring the great outdoors this summer may feel like a challenge. But going on a wilderness adventure doesn’t have to be so intimidating! BC is known for its lush forests, diverse wildlife, vibrant landscapes, and prime west coast hiking trails. Many of these trails were created with accessibility in mind.

Communicating in American Sign Language Strengthens Bonds

John places his hands up on either side of his glasses, forming the letter C with his right and L with his left. He spells out C-O-O-L with a hearty chuckle that lights up the room. A a deaf man living with a developmental disability, John finds ways to inject humour into his daily routine and enjoys making people laugh at his residential home in the charming neighbourhood of Norfolk Street, Burnaby BC

Sibling Stories: The Untold Tales of Brothers and Sisters of Persons with Disabilities 

Siblings without a disability are often left out of the story, or come back into the story later in life. Their narratives tell us a lot about the human and disability experience. However, they are left mostly untold.

posAbilities Hits a Home Run for Inclusion with Jays Care Foundation!

The Toronto Blue Jays Foundation (Jays Care Foundation) recently approached us about forming a partnership to bring “adaptive baseball” to our organization. So we surveyed staff that had an interest in developing some team approaches to introduce a new way to get our persons served active and participating in sports that they may have never experienced before.