What’s Next for Kudoz and Fifth Space?

9 Months, 2 Prototypes, 4 Organizations, 1 Partnership This past year has been marked by transformational change and we are proud of the innovative work that is underway.  Together with Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion (BACI), Simon Fraser Society for Community Living, we funded a collaboration with InWithForward.  As a team, we embarked on an innovative service development project to assist all partner organizations to strengthen and develop services.  Some of you may be familiar with the development of Kudoz...

Curious about the Fifth Space?

Over the past few months, you may have heard some buzz about an exciting initiative that aims to improve lives and jobs.   That’s the big idea of the Fifth Space – embedding a different way of working with the disability sector. This way of working starts from the bottom-up, rather than in boardrooms, and is all about making, testing, and revising ideas for new services and systems. For the past four months, 29 staff from across BACI, the Simon Fraser...

IMPACT – Six Patterns to Spread Your Innovation – A Book (Un)Launch

Contributed by: Brooke Oxley (Community Connector, Building Caring Communities and Project Coordinator, Can You Dig It) When I first started working for Building Caring Communities, I kept hearing about this incredible author – Ella Manski – and every reference to this person made me want to learn more. The only problem was, she didn’t come up on any internet searches and I couldn’t find her books in the library anywhere. It was quite frustrating! Only a year later, when I...

Redefining “Good Business”

On the evening of Wednesday, July 16th, around 25 individuals gathered at the Down Syndrome Research Foundation (DSRF) to hear about why hiring people with diverse abilities makes good dollars and good sense.  There were two presentations at the event, one from Kalena and Foye from our posAbilities Employment Service team, and the other by Ajay, a representative of Rotary at Work, an employer to employer education initiative about the value of taking a fresh look at disability. The posAbilities...

The most powerful way to start shaping the future

Discovering community living’s gifts and possibilities By Michelle Strutzenberger From co-housing to social enterprise, new ways to enrich the lives of people who have an intellectual disability are being actively explored through posAbilities and a number of other community living agencies across Canada. [click the title to read the full story ...]