“Buy Art. Sip Soul.” (An Alternatives Studio Project)

Contributed by Amanda Kim and Cindy Mateush Alternatives has entered into an exciting project with Pottery Works at Community Living Society (CLS) and Liz Etmanski, an independent artist from Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion (BACI) creating the first edition of the Sip Soul mug series. The project brings together artists of all capabilities to create works of art that inspire community and dismantle barriers. Each canvas tells a story. Each creation challenges stereotypes. And each mug we sell is a...

Happy Campers Get a Head Start on Employment

An interview with Kelly Berge conducted by Aamir Sheriff This week, I had the pleasure of talking to Kelly Berge, an Employment Skills Facilitator from our posAbilities Employment Service. This is an exciting week over at PES – they are in the midst of their first ever Head Start spring break employment camp for youth who are getting ready for employment! I started by asked Kelly ‘What are the spring break campers gaining from participating in this camp?’ She shared...

Collaboration brings mixed-income families together

Collaboration brings mixed-income families together Clothes Encounters event creates connections, helps those in need Deron Hamel Through a collaborative effort called Clothes Encounters, posAbilities’ Aegis West Day Program and the New Westminster Salvation Army recently created community connections that brought together families of mixed incomes and ensured anyone needing extra clothes this winter would have them.

PosAbilities artists give back to the community

Local TV show spotlights artist, program Michelle Strutzenberger By participating in a local art tour event recently, people involved in the posAbilities art program had an exciting opportunity to give back to the community, says posAbilities staff member Simone. [click the title to read the full story ...]

Stage Door program participant commending actors’ strengths

Video specialist impressed by troupe’s intellectual rigour and talent Deron Hamel A former Simon Fraser University (SFU) student who participated in a Stage Door Theatre Troupe project says his favourite aspect of working with the troupe’s actors was seeing their personal strengths flourish. [click the title to read the full story ...]