We need new conversations inside and outside community living: Gord Tulloch

Q and A with posAbilities director of innovation By Michelle Strutzenberger Canada’s community living movement and developmental services sector have some tough questions to grapple with that go far beyond funding, posAbilities director of innovation Gord Tulloch says. These questions include: Are these systems, built up over the last 40 years, worth maintaining? Are they delivering on the mission of “good lives in welcoming communities?” [click the title to read the full story ...]

PosAbilities explores reducing social isolation

Undertakes new survey about increased community engagement By Natalie Hamilton With one in four Vancouver residents reporting they feel isolated from their neighbours, posAbilities and Copula House are taking a closer look at community engagement. [click the title to read the full story ...]

Greater freedom and choice envisioned for future of inclusion

More organic connections and variety of staff skills necessary By Lisa Bailey posAlready witness to a huge shift to community from segregation that presented challenges as well as valuable lessons, Gerry Fremming is excited for greater freedom, choice and involvement for people who have a disability going forward. [click the title to read the full story ...]

Award for Can You Dig It! grows incentive to do more

Social and economic inclusion rooted in community-based project By Lisa Bailey Receiving the Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion’s (BACI’s) first Inclusion through Innovation award for posAbilities’ Can You Dig It! gardening initiative steels the will to do more, project co-ordinator Cinthia Pagé says. [click the title to read the full story ...]

Program director identifies trends affecting sector’s future

Family engagement and community partnerships key to mission By Lisa Bailey PosAbilities program director Gord Tulloch sees a handful of trends in the developmental services sector pointing to a future characterized by greater community integration and different supports provided. [click the title to read the full story ...]