When Franke James introduces her sister Teresa Pocock as an artist, Teresa will usually jump in to add that she’s also a poet, an author and a self advocate. Teresa recently published a book of her illustrations and poetry and her work was displayed at an exhibit and book launch in Vancouver.
In the spirit of United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities, which is celebrated every December 3, Rachelle Rasolofo Czerwinski’s efforts, both across the world in Madagascar and in Vancouver, are helping to build strong and supportive communities for everyone.
Beryl and Paddi are mothers and friends whose daughters, Stacey and Michaela, both lived at home for over 30 years and recently moved into their own apartments. We sat down with them to talk about what makes a home inclusive.
“I always wanted to be in a helping profession. It didn’t matter what it was going to be,” says Truly Berge, facilitator in CLBC’s Dawson Creek office. For Truly, the most important measure of her success as a CLBC facilitator is how much she can help others to reach their own personal goals.