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.

Stage Door Theatre Leaves Audiences in Stitches with ‘Skit-Tageous Outrageous’

It’s not every night that you get to witness a rock legend from Kiss, a sultry Marilyn Monroe, the peppy jig of an Irish Leprechaun, and a multicultural cooking show with a Bishop and Bob Marley all in one sitting. But Stage Door Theatre Troupe delivered a one-of-a-kind sketch comedy show jam packed with all of this and more.

From Support Work to Research and Development: An Unexpected Career

Way back in the distant past of 2009, in the far away land of Madison, Wisconsin, I took my first job in a group home. I had completed my bachelor’s in psychology and as common with many bachelor's degrees, there wasn’t a job waiting for me when I graduated. That’s when I decided to take the plunge into Community Living.

The Buddy Club Removes Barriers to Inclusion with a Brand New Format

Loneliness is something everyone experiences at some point in their lives. In the city of Vancouver specifically, there is a growing sense of social isolation from our communities. In fact, a Province Poll conducted in 2018 found that over 75% of participants have felt socially isolated in Vancouver. We live in an often challenging place to make friends, and many individuals may find themselves alone more often than they would like to be. Among other groups, people living with developmental disabilities are more vulnerable to being excluded than others.

Aegis West Brings The Community Together

Over the month of May, communities around the Lower Mainland donated their gently used clothing and other goods for a clothing drive, organized by our Aegis West day program. This socially responsible gesture encouraged all to give back to families in need, while decluttering their closets and clearing some shelf space as well!