People of posAbilities: Meet Emmalee Braun

At , the individuals on our team help make the great work we do possible! Each team member contributes their unique skill sets, backgrounds, knowledge, and of course has a story to tell. For this reason, we are so excited to highlight the career-defining moments our ambassadors have experienced throughout the duration of the people of campaign. Emmalee Braun I started working in residential care in 2015 and transitioned into the role of Community Support Worker. I entered the field...

People of posAbilities: Meet Maria Carpio

Meet Maria, a proud ambassador for the people of posAbilities campaign. Maria is a Residential Services Facilitator who began caring for individuals with diverse abilities when an escaped dog led her to a young boy with Downs Syndrome. Follow her journey with us!

Celebrating Community Inclusion Month through the Arts, Employment, & Innovation

posAbilities celebrated Community Inclusion Month this past October through our various services and programs. Most notably, we promoted inclusion and accessibility through our arts, employment, and innovation service streams.

Inspirational Messages Delivered by Dr. Temple Grandin

Adam and Carl from posAbilities Employment Service had the pleasure of attending a luncheon with Dr. Temple Grandin, hosted by Autism BC. Grandin is an internationally acclaimed public speaker and author, who was in town to deliver a talk on ‘Developing Individuals who have Different Minds.’ She was one of the first people to publicly share her insights into autism from an insider’s perspective.

“Never Give Up”: commitment to inclusivity helps new hire find dream job

Justin Farano, a 22-year-old man with autism, is still revelling in the victory of finding his own dream job as an administrator at Vancity. A company that prides itself on its inclusive hiring policies, Vancity creates a welcoming and respectful workplace where peoples’ diverse abilities are celebrated and cherished.