Our Stories

Jean Houston, in a speech called, “Human Choice and Human Possibility” at the Choices for the Future Symposium in 1987 asked: “Can you join your story to the larger story that is yearning to reach into you?” For people with disabilities, many of whom were still in the process of moving from institutions back to their communities, with the support of their families and friends, it was a particularly meaningful question because in those places stories were lost. We believe, with David Pitonyak, that part of our support role is helping people “hold their stories.” These are some of our stories, and you’ll find others on our facebook pages and in our blogs. Please feel free to share them, comment and send us your own.

Person Centred Planning through an Indigenous Lens – First Year Report

The purpose of this project was to document, develop and refine a model for person-centred planning that is culturally sensitive and will engage people in planning that is meaningful to them. Continue reading

Staying Home, Staying Safe

How are you passing the time at home?  We’d love to hear your suggestions for things to do and ways to stay connected while we pass the time at home!  Continue reading

Folks We Care About: Scott McLean

“One of Scott’s goals for this summer was to fly in one of the sea planes that takes off from the Vancouver Harbour. Scott often enjoys watching the sea planes take off and land from the harbour, so it was … Continue reading

Folks We Care About: Stephanos Pappas

“Stefanos has planted a vegetable garden at his home and is enjoying seeing his favourite vegetable, radishes, come up 🙂 Stefanos loves Greek food and is looking forward to making tzatziki with his home grown cucumbers as well!”  

World Down Syndrome Day Presentations in Richmond

I was invited to present to a group of parents and educators at the Richmond School Board on April 11, 2018.  Continue reading

Niall speaks on CBC about his Newest Play

The tale of King Arthur and the Holy Grail has been told for hundreds of years, but perhaps never in as radically inclusive a way as in NeWorld Theatre’s adaptation.  See Niall perform at Frederik Wood Theatre Continue reading

Folks We Care About: Alex Li

Clean Washrooms at the YVR Airport If you have been at the airport lately and noticed that there is not a dot of smudge on the mirrors in the male washrooms – you’ve got it… Alex Li is the most … Continue reading

Folks We Care About: Lindsay Hong

When you are heading on your travels, make sure you stop in to the food court to say hi to Lindsay! She is one of the newest employees of Carillion which is the company that provides all the integrated support services at the YVR Airport. It looks after all the cleaning services at the airport. Continue reading

Folks We Care About: Ottavio Campese

Trump Staff gets Well-Fed… Every week, Otto looks forward to go to work at the Trump International Hotel, as he enjoys his manager and fellow colleagues. He started working there at the end of July with two full days of … Continue reading

Folks We Care About: Daryl Dickson

Daryl Dickson wanted to introduce himself and share his story and artwork with everyone. Daryl has loved drawing and painting since he was very young and it’s an effective way for him to express himself and communicate with others as … Continue reading