Communicating in American Sign Language Strengthens Bonds

John places his hands up on either side of his glasses, forming the letter C with his right and L with his left. He spells out C-O-O-L with a hearty chuckle that lights up the room. A a deaf man living with a developmental disability, John finds ways to inject humour into his daily routine and enjoys making people laugh at his residential home in the charming neighbourhood of Norfolk Street, Burnaby BC

Honouring Autism Awareness Month in Our Communities

This week’s guest contributor is Christine, an educator, an advocate, and a mom who has made a positive impact in the northwestern community of Prince Rupert. She inspired organizations like Inclusion BC to provide support in her town, and believes that her late friend Angie Robinson, would be happy to see that supports are changing.

“I Grew with iGrow!” How 5 team members used their employee benefits for personal development

At our core, posAbilities encourages innovation, learning, and growth in our services and relationships with our persons served, their families, and our team members. In fact, we have a variety of health and wellness initiatives to give our people of posAbilities a chance to reboot and focus on their personal development.

2017 International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Contributed by Monica Alves, Communications & Event Planning Intern  As we welcome the month of December, we turn our attention to promoting an understanding of disability issues, increasing awareness of the rights of persons with disabilities, and supporting their inclusion in every aspect of life. On Friday, December 1st, 2017, the annual celebration of the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities returns to the Roundhouse Arts and Recreation Centre with PEBcelebrates! Since its launch by the United Nations in 1992,...

I Grow, You Grow, We All Grow with iGrow

Contributed by Monica Alves, Communications & Event Planning Intern Did you know that posAbilities offers innovative and fun learning experiences to our team members outside of the office? Supporting your personal development is important to us, which is why we’ve welcomed iGrow into our agency, a wellness initiative that emerged from employee feedback and involvement. Our full-time, part-time, and casual employees can qualify to receive the iGrow reimbursement, a financial incentive for personal development activities outside of work to encourage well-being. Maybe you’ve...