The Rainbow Discovery Alliance Welcomes Spring With a Karaoke Social

This past Wednesday, the Rainbow Discovery Alliance kicked off the season of spring in great fashion! The group met at the Hub in Vancouver to enjoy an evening of karaoke, food, dancing and catching up with each other. Everyone who attended had a great time singing solo and group karaoke, participating in a fun group activity and learning the “cup song”. Are you curious about what the “cup song” is? Check out the next RDA monthly social on June 11th...

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 as he can featuring people who have a hearing impairment as well as other types of sensory impairments. He’s been struck at how often they’re portrayed as metaphors. [click the title to read the full story ...]

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.

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 employee who has intellectual disability. He has since gone on to employ and/or provide job placements for more than 80 people who have a disability. [click the title to read the full story ...]

Experienced self advocate brings tried-and-true message

UBC hosts broad inclusion conversation By Michelle Strutzenberger She’s become renowned for leading some significant change as a disability rights advocate, and this week Barb Goode had a chance to speak about what’s worked for her with various groups that are seeking more justice and inclusion for all in society. [click the title to read the full story ...]