posAbilities offers a menu of services that grow and change in response to the needs and wishes of our persons served and the families who care for them. We specialize in assisting people with developmental disabilities with life’s transitions – to and through adulthood.
At the same time that we try to make our professional services better—more responsive and person-centred—we are also trying to catalyze the power of natural community to care for each other and to celebrate diversity. How do we create more conditions for reciprocity and engagement? How do we embed people with developmental disabilities who are socially isolated into their neighbourhoods and communities? How do we foster hospitable spaces and natural friendships?
Curious to discover who you are, your strengths, and what skills you need to set and meet personal goals? If so, then Explore was designed for you! Guided by a Journey Facilitator, Explore is open to youth and adults of all ages with developmental disabilities, who are on the path to employment.
Laurel Behaviour Support Services provides Early Intensive Behaviour Intervention (EIBI), behaviour consultation to school-aged children and youth, and adult services to individuals who have an autism spectrum disorder and/or intellectual disability. Our focus is to help individuals reach their full potential and to empower the families and support teams who care for them.
posAbilities Employment Service assists job seekers with diverse abilities to prepare for, secure and maintain competitive employment.
We offer a variety of home living supports throughout Metro Vancouver. We assist people to continue to live independently in their own homes, in semi-independent or 24-hour care staffed residential homes, or other shared living arrangements in their community.
Find your community at posAbilities! Explore the arts, learn new skills, become a volunteer, try out a hobby or play a new sport with us. Working with a variety of community partners, we aim to make contributions to our neighbourhoods by hosting special events, clubs, or drop-in classes.
We offer day support and skill development programs in various communities in Metro Vancouver. These programs also draw participants from adjacent communities. Ask us about the programs and services offered in your area!
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posAbilities Association of British Columbia
Suite 240-4664 Lougheed Hwy
Burnaby, BC, V5C 5T5
We respectfully acknowledge that our work in supporting good and full lives for everyone, takes place on the ancestral territories of the Coast Salish and Interior Salish peoples, including the xʷməθkwəy̓əm, Skwxwú7mesh, and Səlílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh nations. We are grateful for their care and teachings about the land, water, sky and life that they sustain. May we honour these teachings by accelerating equity, embracing diversity, and fostering inclusion in the communities where we live and work.