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Behavioural consultant’s expertise and knowledge help family find the right school

Vishash Kumar competes in the BC Special Olympics after doctors doubted he’d ever walk or talk By Ryan Rogers When Namarta Kumar first moved to British Columbia in 2007 she enrolled...

‘We really love each other and cherish what we have’

Man becomes part of the clan through host family program By Natalie Hamilton While apart for 32 years, when Gerald Cummings touched his arm, it became clear to Dave Hussey his...

Stellar self-advocates committee brings experience, determination, connections to task

Group seeks to educate, mentor with vision of strengthening community By Michelle Strutzenberger They have years of experience, a dogged determination and plethora of connections, and those strengths are already serving...

Self-advocates strive to empower and educate

Relationships develop that provide support and friendship By Lisa Bailey Long involved in the community living movement, self-advocates Dave and Lorie strive to help people who have disabilities realize their full...

Director seeks to make impact by training lab puppy

Three month old Bella featured in Modern Dog Magazine, Global TV By Camille Jensen PosAbilities director of administration Gina Rowan takes her five-month-old yellow lab Bella with her everywhere, to the...

PosAbilities striving to empower caregivers

Triple P-Positive Parenting Program coming to Lower Mainland By Natalie Hamilton PosAbilities is investing in a training program with the ultimate goal of empowering parents and caregivers so they can effectively...

Laughter, trust and open communication: best recipe for strong relationships

Long-time staff member Rob Burns says its people that keep him at posAbilities Camille Jensen Rob Burns says “a good old belly laugh” is a great way to connect with others,...

Young man’s confidence enhanced with community connection

Favourite pastime acts as springboard for interaction Lisa Bailey Working side by side with others in community in an area of personal interest and having his contributions recognized and valued has...

PosAbilities encouraging ‘everyone to come out’ for Sun Run

Meet new people, raise awareness, have fun, say team members Camille Jensen Rosemary Schwarz has just one piece of advice for anyone thinking about or participating in the year’s Sun Run:...

New friends made through posAbilities employee wellness program

Innovative initiatives help promote organization as a great place to work, says Dan Volbek Michelle Strutzenberger Volleyball and music have been Dan Volbek’s hobbyhorses for a while, and during the last...

Employee wellness program strikes a chord

‘The big thing for us is to give people something they can actually use’ Michelle Strutzenberger Sarina Ram says she’s happy to see that a posAbilities employee wellness program that’s been...

Artist’s passion leads to new community connections

PosAbilities arts program joins East Side Culture Crawl Michelle Strutzenberger Several more community members are now involved with posAbilities, sharing their talents and resources and providing new employment opportunities, and much...

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