Get a Head Start on Spring Camps

Contributed by Vania Huang It may still be the dead of winter, but we like to stay optimistic and look forward to the coming of spring. Just imagine: sunnier (hopefully), longer days… and most importantly, spring break! Head Start Camp is the perfect opportunity for youth between the ages of 14 and 18 to learn about employment and the opportunities that await them, all while having fun and making new friends. The maximum number of participants for each camp is...

12 Days of Christmas with posAbilities Employment Service

Contributed by Vania Huang In celebration of the 12 days of Christmas, we are excited to announce this year’s Top 12 Inclusive Employers! We are so happy to see more businesses choosing to hire inclusively, and that we are able to witness the incredible growth and joy that develops from these relationships. In the spirit of the the holiday season, we’d like to recognize and congratulate the following businesses for their contributions in fostering inclusive communities and opportunities for everyone – please follow the...

Take Me Out to the Ball Game!

‘’When you start the game, they don’t yell, “Work ball.” They say, “Play ball.””….Willie ‘Pops’ Stargell of the Pittsburgh Pirates. What screams summer more than sitting out enjoying the sunshine, eating a pretzel matched with a cool drink all while watching a baseball game? That’s not one, but two candidates who posAbilities Employment Service assists to work at Nat Bailey Stadium in Vancouver. The new employees are working for the amazingly inclusive employer that is Aramark, who is also one...

The Summer Interns of posAbilities

As Summer comes to an end, so does our summer internship. Our time at posAbilities has been more rewarding and fulfilling than we ever could have imagined. Together we laughed, cried of laughter and laughed some more. We got ourselves into tons of shenanigans like wearing matching outfits on Mondays, wearing press on tattoos on Tuesdays and eating way too much cake on cake days. Most of all we had the opportunity to grow both professionally and personally. At posAbilities...

CEO of Vancity Participates in “Focus on Ability” Day

Many people living with disabilities are searching for meaningful employment opportunities. The Neil Squire Society has put forward a challenge to get more employers to work with people living with disabilities. In order to kick start this, the CEO of Vancity, Tamara Vrooman, experienced what it was like working in a wheelchair for a day. She and other employees at Vancity completed their daily tasks by using assistive technology. Doing so, they learned about some of the barriers and possibilities...