Directors’ Blog

Spectrum Board Member Wears Many Hats

In 1987, before moving to Montreal to pursue his PhD, McDonagh turned his interest into action, co-founding a non-profit agency in Vancouver that provides support services for people with developmental disabilities, autism and acquired brain injuries. Continue reading

Supporting the People of the Philippines

We invite you to participate in an online giving group created by community living agencies called Aid for our Global Family to support relief efforts in the Philippines. Continue reading

A Tale of Realized Dreams by Shirlane Colban

Shirlane and Dena tell us about dreams coming true and a trip to the Magic Kingdom. Continue reading

Adam wins the Jersey! and Other Open House Happenings

Thank you to everyone who came out for the Open House, Book Launch and Annual General Meeting on Saturday, October 26, 13 at the Spectrum Office. Continue reading

Connecting Over Curry (Social Care Curry)

Thank you to everyone who came out to our first Connecting Over Curry evening last night at the Jambo Grill! Continue reading

Open House – Book Launch – AGM – Canucks Jersey!

On October 26th, from 1 – 4, we celebrate Community Living Days our annual Open House, Book Launch and, at 4:15 p.m., our A.G.M. Continue reading

Aaron visits LiveWorkPlay in Ottawa

Aaron became interested in how he might spend some time with LiveWorkPlay members for his thesis at Athabasca University, where he is part of the Masters of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies program. He recently visited LiveWorkPlay and hosted a focus group. Continue reading

Open House, Book Launch, AGM!

On October 26th, 2013 from 1 – 4, we celebrate Community Living Days our annual Open House, Book Launch and, at 4:15 p.m., our A.G.M – all at the office – 3231 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC. Continue reading

Leadership Planning at Spectrum

Our current strategic plan (2010-13) focuses on building and empowering personal networks that support the leadership of individuals and those closest to them – family, friends, significant others. How do our traditional notions of leadership align with this vision, and how might we need to shift our thinking about the role of those in leadership positions, if the point is to support people to be leading their own lives? How many leaders do we need? These are some of the questions we’ve been exploring. Continue reading

FamilyWorks – Conversations About Employment

familyWORKs helps families to see the possibility, to dream, to believe and then get information about how to best achieve employment for their family members who have a disability. Continue reading