Unlock These Cheap Spring Break Activities with your Access 2 Card

Since 2004, the Access 2 program has been opening up new adventures and experiences for persons with disabilities across Canada. This program is specially designed to relieve some of the financial burdens that persons served may struggle with when partaking in various activities.

Good and Full Lives Spring from Shared Living

Developing relationships, deepening bonds, living good and full lives. That’s how posAbilities, a Burnaby-based support service agency, defines Shared Living with persons who have developmental disabilities.For posAbilities, this service is much more than simply providing a safe and caring place to stay when someone is matched with a family or individual in the community who will care for them. It’s a link between people that can extend further.

From Support Work to Research and Development: An Unexpected Career

Way back in the distant past of 2009, in the far away land of Madison, Wisconsin, I took my first job in a group home. I had completed my bachelor’s in psychology and as common with many bachelor's degrees, there wasn’t a job waiting for me when I graduated. That’s when I decided to take the plunge into Community Living.

The Buddy Club Removes Barriers to Inclusion with a Brand New Format

Loneliness is something everyone experiences at some point in their lives. In the city of Vancouver specifically, there is a growing sense of social isolation from our communities. In fact, a Province Poll conducted in 2018 found that over 75% of participants have felt socially isolated in Vancouver. We live in an often challenging place to make friends, and many individuals may find themselves alone more often than they would like to be. Among other groups, people living with developmental disabilities are more vulnerable to being excluded than others.

The Let’s Get Real Team Explores Love, Sex and Disability in ‘This is the Point’

After 18 months of late afternoon-early evening events, Let’s Get Real hosted their first “night life” gathering. On Tuesday January 29th, with eight group members and three LGR staff, the group met on The Drive and began their adventure to The Cultch to see This is the Point, a PuSh Festival production that highlights how people’s lives are molded by disability.