Envisioning an Accessible Future: Community Inclusion Month and Beyond

For the 21st year, BC communities came together to recognize the contributions of people with disabilities and celebrate inclusion. When communities embrace those accessibility and inclusion, we create opportunities for people with disabilities to advocate for themselves, tell their own stories, and participate fully. Let’s take a look back at few of the events and campaigns from Community Inclusion Month. Explore how we celebrated, what opportunities we seized, and how we can stay involved after the month is over.

Celebrating Autism Awareness Month With Laurel Okanagan: Meet Raeya!

This #AutismAwarenessMonth we're celebrating the great work Laurel does with individuals like Raeya! Raeya underwent a large life transition caused by a big move into a new home and learned new skills and independence along the way. Check out our latest blog to learn more about her story.

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.

Spring into Action with our Set of Person-Centered Spring Workshops!

We’ve partnered with Vancity, BACI and FamilyWORKs to bring you four new person-centered workshop events in venues across Burnaby. This March and April, we welcome our persons served, families and caregivers to learn a variety of hands-on skills to help empower you to be engaged and in control of your successful future!

Kudoz’ Growth Bash Ceremony Gives Kudos to Lifelong Learners!

The excitement that flowed through the air at this year’s 5th annual Growth Bash awards ceremony was in one word, electric! Hosted by Kudoz on February 7th from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm at the big and beautiful Vancouver Convention Centre, Growth Bash honoured 60 community members living with and without developmental disabilities for their ongoing contributions to lifelong learning, self-discovery, and personal growth.