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posAbilities’ Top News Stories 2014

On behalf of posAbilities, we hope you had a wonderful holiday season and offer our best wishes for a happy new year for 2015. We thank all of the...

Alternatives for Families as BC Teachers Strike Continues

As we get closer to the beginning of a new school year, which falls on Tuesday, September 2nd, parents of children with special needs have a lot to think...

Community Living BC Introduces New Integrated Service Delivery Model

Community Living BC is in the process of developing an integrated service delivery model, which puts the person with a developmental disability at the centre of assessments and planning....

Alternatives Wins Funding and Ramps up Their Brand

Over the past couple of months, Alternative Creations Studio has been busy exploring opportunities for collaboration.  Here’s what took place! Contributed by Justine Chubb East FEAST Vancouver On June...

Community Living BC Welcomes New CEO

Last Wednesday, June 25, Community Living BC (CLBC) announced the appointment of a new CEO, Ms. Seonag Macrae. CLBC is the Crown agency that funds associations, such as posAbilities,...

Alternatives Explores Opportunities for Collaboration

Alexander Gorlizki, a famous artist from London, England, has said, “Working in collaboration leads to a rich dialogue yielding unexpected results.” Collaboration has led to rich experiences for artists...

Save the Date: posAbilities INCLUSION Art Show | October 23, 2014

Showcase preceding the main event aimed at building a more inclusive arts community. Preparations for posAbilities‘ annual art show are in full swing and given that this is our 10th...

Job Seekers, Employers and Educators Benefit From New Website

The posAbilities Employment Service website was launched on March 31 due to a growing demand for effective employment services from job seekers with diverse abilities. The interactive site www.PESworks.ca,...

Four orgs partner to scale promising efforts that build social capital

McConnell Foundation grant highlights effort’s possibilities By Michelle Strutzenberger Four organizations working with people who have a disability have united to intentionally create and scale efforts to build social capital in...

VIFF director Alan Franey shares insights on disability portrayal in films

Spotlight Jake interviews veteran film festival director By Michelle Strutzenberger As the father of a child who has a hearing impairment, Alan Franey says he’s tried to see as many films...

Q and A with inclusive hiring champion Mark Wafer

Tim Hortons owner to share his story at B.C. event Oct. 2 By Michelle Strutzenberger Having employed more than 80 people who have a disability over the last 17 years, Tim...

Mark Wafer says inclusive hiring has been integral to financial success

Mark Wafer says inclusive hiring has been integral to financial success By Michelle Strutzenberger Shortly after opening his first Tim Hortons location in Ontario in 1995, Mark Wafer hired his first...

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