Feeling the PRIDE and Celebrating Our True Colours

Inclusion involves bringing together diverse forces and seeing strength in our differences. This message is at the heart of what we do here at posAbilities. Similarly, this is a message that exudes out of the powerful LGBTQ+ Pride movement. This week (July 29 – August 5) we celebrate Pride and all that it stands for. We also want to take this opportunity to keep accessibility in mind through all the festivities and further the mission of inclusion for all.

LOLing with posHAbilities Laughter Yoga

The pursuit of a life full of good health and wellness is something that individuals around the world strive for. Whether it’s meditation, acupuncture, Keto diets, or new workout routines – you may think you’ve tried it all. But one health craze that’s been sweeping the globe is a little bit funnier than the rest. Originating in India, Laughter Yoga is a practice developed by medical Dr. Madan Kataria, combining breathing exercises with voluntary laughter.

‘What Shall We Do Today?’ Activities Menu Serves Up Fun & Meaningful Experiences Across Our Programs

It’s noisy as we eat lunch at the restaurant in the Hard Rock Casino. We hear rings and bells from all directions, and there are no windows to let light through. It’s Casino Day – but nobody is actually playing. We’re just going to eat here, then head back home. This is another ordinary Tuesday afternoon and the casino is just somewhere to go. I recently moved into the role of ‘Activities Facilitator’ at posAbilities. My mission? To bring more activities to the individuals we support through our programs – though we had no idea what that would actually look like.

Communicating in American Sign Language Strengthens Bonds

John places his hands up on either side of his glasses, forming the letter C with his right and L with his left. He spells out C-O-O-L with a hearty chuckle that lights up the room. A a deaf man living with a developmental disability, John finds ways to inject humour into his daily routine and enjoys making people laugh at his residential home in the charming neighbourhood of Norfolk Street, Burnaby BC

Sibling Stories: The Untold Tales of Brothers and Sisters of Persons with Disabilities 

Siblings without a disability are often left out of the story, or come back into the story later in life. Their narratives tell us a lot about the human and disability experience. However, they are left mostly untold.