ASL for LINC at VCC Broadway

ASL for LINC explained in ASL Vlog by Imran Hakamali.

Printable PDF:ASL for LINC flyer April-June 2018

Job position available: Independent Living Services Manager

Richmond Society for Community Living (RSCL) is a medium sized non-profit agency that offers a variety of programs and services for adults and children with developmental disabilities, as well as their families.


We have an exciting opportunity to join our diverse, innovative, and committed RSCL leadership team in the newly created position of;


Independent Living Services Manager

RSCL is seeking a dynamic leader to help us with our growing and changing Independent Living services. This role involves assisting individuals and potential new referrals to develop services plans and implement these new directions in their lives.


The Independent Living Manager will start with meeting, getting to know, and planning with individuals looking to live in a more independent way. The successful applicant should have related experience along with a deep and meaningful understanding of person centred practice and planning.


We expect that this position will evolve over time to include assessing support needs, scheduling support, hiring and training staff, working in collaboration to develop basic ASL training for all agency staff  and some direct support.


The Manager will promote individuality, choice, and control. This positions will be performed consistently with the values, principles, and philosophy of Richmond Society for Community Living and all applicable policies and procedures. The Independent Living Manager will have a strong foundation of experience in providing supports, coordination, or services to people with intellectual/developmental disabilities.



? An appropriate degree in social services, human resources, or a related field and/or an appropriate combination of education and experience relevant to the position;

? Three to five years of progressively more responsible program management experience in the social service/community living services sector;

? Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of community based supported living programs for persons with developmental disabilities;

? Advances computer skills with Microsoft programs (Word, Excel, etc) and preferably experience with Sharevision;

? Demonstrated ability in financial management and labour relations;

? Excellent oral, written, facilitation, and interpersonal communication skills;

? Demonstrated teamwork, leadership, and supervisory skills;

? Well-developed planning, organizing, and administrative skills


The ability to function independently and frequently under pressure, while managing multiple concurrent projects and deadlines; including participating in resolving and effectively managing stressful and emergency crisis situations is an ongoing expectation. This position require the ability to mentor staff groups through the transition processes. A flexible schedule is required to accommodate participation at meetings, conferences, and other events.


Starting wage $31.70 + benefits after probation


Please send resumes by April 27, 2018 to:


Richmond Society for Community Living 170-7000 Minoru Boulevard Richmond, BC   V6Y 3Z5 Email: Fax:     604-279-7048


North Langley Community Church (Interpreted Services)

If anyone is interested to attend North Langley community church in Walnut Grove, the address is 21015 96 ave Langley.  First service is 9am and other service is at 11am.  I’ve found an interpeter and they both are available. Both can’t be on the same Sundays but they changes every second week.

Contact then by text 604 888 0442. Or to pastor Tim via

Dear members of our Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Interpreting and Medical Services Community on Vancouver Island,


Our Agency is the provider of Medical Interpreting Services (MIS) for BC. For the past several years, services for MIS on the island has been subcontracted to the Island Deaf and Hard of Hearing Centre (IDHHC) in Victoria and we thank them for their services to the MIS program.

WIDHH is now planning to transition the services from IDHHC back to WIDHH. This will help to create consistency in services across all regions and improve our medical interpreting services across the province. The change will take place on Tuesday July 3rd, 2018 at 8 am. Until that date, please contact IDHHC for Medical Interpreting Services on the island.

Please do not hesitate to contact Tim Mallach, WIDHH Head of Interpreting Services with any questions or concerns, email or text 905-299-2696.


“Pirates and Lovers” play at Stage Door Theatre


Vancouver, BC – This spring, a tale of romance, action, and adventure called Pirates and Lovers sets sail at Stage Door Theater located on the lower level of Heritage Hall (3102 Main Street, Vancouver). Hosted by the Stage Door Theatre Troupe and supported by posAbilities, the play will run on April 24, 25, 26 and May 1, 2, and 3 at 7:30 pm. If the pirate’s life is the life for you, $15 tickets are available at the door.

The Stage Door Theatre Troupe is an award-winning group known for its improv style, plays, and imaginative actors. All actors live with developmental disabilities and they’re excited to bring the community together through their engaging, exciting, and thought-provoking performances. No matter the theme or content of a play, they use their unique skills and expertise to create something never before seen.

In Pirates and Lovers, all havoc breaks loose when a ruthless greedy judge denies his daughter and her lover of their togetherness. Instead of granting her freedom, he forces her to marry another man. This leads us to question, what will happen next? So avast ye mateys and come see excitement levels rise just like the sea while actors get into character and transform into swashbuckling buccaneers. Director, Don House, shares: “This year’s show has been challenging as we haven’t had this many actors on stage before. Giving 16 performers (a mix of new timers and veterans) a chance to shine isn’t easy. But I think we have a fun show this year, with some very funny moments.”

Special Services & Discounted Rates
§ ASL interpretation services offered on April 26
§ VocalEye audio description services offered on May 1
§ Groups of four or more will receive a discount on April 26/May 1 shows only – $5 per seat. Contact info@posAbilities.cato RSVP

Interesting Facts & Information
§ The show is written, produced, and designed from the ground up and all actors have an opportunity to contribute to the production
§ Watch Stage Door’s promo video to ready yer sea legs!

Curious to learn more? Please visit: and contact us!

Media Contact
Monique Nelson, Director of Community Engagement
cell: 604-369-4073, email:

About posAbilities
At posAbilities, we assist children, youth and adults with disabilities to lead meaningful and healthy lives. We work with families and community partners to deliver a full range of services that grow with the individual, including behaviour consultation, community inclusion, employment and home living. We are actively engaged in creating art, theatre productions and digital media, continuously aspiring to challenge perceptions of ability and to reduce the stigma that is often associated with persons who have developmental disabilities.