The Jake Report – Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture at the Queer Arts Festival

In this video, Jake chats with Emma Kivisild (a.k.a. Lizard Jones) who is the Artistic Director at Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture. Emma talks about her performance art “Kiss & Tell” that is celebrating its 25th anniversary at the Queer Arts Festival, the passing and legacy of Geoff McMurchy, and the future of Kickstart. Visit https://www.facebook.com/KickstartDis… for more information about Kickstart.

Vibrant Summer for Employment Service!

Contributed by: Joanne Chong and Cheryl Kwan, Special Projects Workers Summer has officially arrived, the hot weather has kicked in and our Employment Service team is excited for a summer filled with fun and knowledge. Here are some upcoming events and updates from the team! Head Start Employment Summer Break Camp 2015 (Only a few spots remain!) – Head Start Employment Summer Break Camp is an innovative, fun and engaging camp for youth between the ages of 14-18 who would...

Creating Cooperative Community – A Review by Spotlight Jake

posAbilities recently relocated a community inclusion program to the heart of Maple Ridge, and hosted a “getting to know the neighbours” celebration, that focused on the theme of community development and contribution.  We offered children’s activities, community information tables, free food and performed our “Happy” flash mob! Check out Spotlight Jake’s latest video covering the event! Thank you to all our persons served, staff, families and the greater community for attending and donating to the Caring Place. In addition, we...

Come Host 100s of Splendid Learning Experiences!

Contributed by: Monique Nelson, Director of Community Engagement Hello Families, Caregivers & Community Volunteers – Come Host 100s of Splendid Learning Experiences! Did you know that the Kudoz team is looking for people who want to share the thing they love to do? Or used to do?  A passion that can be shared with someone else who is bored, curious, or never had the opportunity to try something new?  That person, the host, can be you. If you are wondering,...

Acceptance Takes More Than One Day

It all started with two Nova Scotia high school boys in 2007. After seeing a boy in grade 9 being bullied for wearing a pink shirt to school, the boys stepped in and protested his harassment. They convinced dozens of classmates to wear pink in solidarity and soon the school rallied by their side by distributing pink shirts to all students. You can read about the original movement here. February 25th has now become a national day to show support...