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 ...]

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 ...]