Diversity

Come Host 100s of Splendid Learning Experiences!

Contributed by: Monique Nelson, Director of Community Engagement Hello Families, Caregivers & Community Volunteers – Come Host 100s of Splendid Learning Experiences! Did you know that the Kudoz team...

Acceptance Takes More Than One Day

It all started with two Nova Scotia high school boys in 2007. After seeing a boy in grade 9 being bullied for wearing a pink shirt to school, the...

Kudoz Meetup – spotlightjake Video!

spotlightjake meets the International team of InWithForward and finds out more about their new project called Kudoz. Kudoz connects folks who might be looking for something interesting and new to try...

Project EveryBody Film, Art & Culture Festival 2014 – a review by spotlightjake

On Wednesday, September 10th, the Project EveryBody Film, Art and Culture Festival took place at the Roundhouse Community Centre.  It featured award-winning films, mixed media art and live performances...

The Rainbow Discovery Alliance Welcomes Spring With a Karaoke Social

This past Wednesday, the Rainbow Discovery Alliance kicked off the season of spring in great fashion! The group met at the Hub in Vancouver to enjoy an evening of...

VIFF director Alan Franey shares insights on disability portrayal in films

Spotlight Jake interviews veteran film festival director By Michelle Strutzenberger As the father of a child who has a hearing impairment, Alan Franey says he’s tried to see as many films...

Collaboration brings mixed-income families together

Collaboration brings mixed-income families together Clothes Encounters event creates connections, helps those in need Deron Hamel Through a collaborative effort called Clothes Encounters, posAbilities’ Aegis West Day Program and the New Westminster...

Mark Wafer says inclusive hiring has been integral to financial success

Mark Wafer says inclusive hiring has been integral to financial success By Michelle Strutzenberger Shortly after opening his first Tim Hortons location in Ontario in 1995, Mark Wafer hired his first...

Experienced self advocate brings tried-and-true message

UBC hosts broad inclusion conversation By Michelle Strutzenberger She’s become renowned for leading some significant change as a disability rights advocate, and this week Barb Goode had a chance to speak...

Film is a way to reach many people, inspirational humourist says

David Roche’s Wide Angle Media Festival short has underlying message about inner beauty By Lisa Bailey posInspirational humourist David Roche loves to be on stage engaging others but knows he –...

Cultural diversity of staff celebrated throughout organization

Events have promoted ‘cultural connectedness’ By Deb Bartlett Celebrating and sharing the cultures that make up Canada is the purpose of posAbilities’ multicultural committee. ...

PosAbilities picnic reflects vision of inclusive community

Celebration of culture unites staff, people supported and their families By Lisa Bailey As a celebration of cultural diversity, posAbilities annual picnic embodies one of the organization’s core values and...

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