Happy March Everyone!
Spring is coming and hopefully it will bring some sunshine! Big things are happening behind the scenes at Langley Pos-Abilities. We have created a Marketing Team who is energized to bring you new content, revitalize our social media platforms and make sure you are getting vital information pertaining to our organization. We will have more exciting news to share very soon!
The big question that everyone wants to know the answer to:
Did we win the Innovative Initiative Award from Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity?
We did not!
We are still so thankful to have been nominated and be part of the process. Congrats to everyone who did receive an award. We are honoured to be a part of this community!
The AGM will be held on April 12 at 7pm. It will be held virtually as a Zoom Meeting. As a reminder, it is a member only event.
If you would like to become a member, please click here.
AGM Guest Speaker
We are very excited to announce Minister Carla Qualtrough as our guest speaker for this event!
She has kindly offered to answer any questions at the AGM or following the AGM. If you would like to ask a question, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Carla Qualtrough is the Member of Parliament for Delta, British Columbia. She has been a Cabinet Minister since she was first elected in 2015, having previously served as Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, and as Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility. She currently serves in the senior role of Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion. She is active on a number of Cabinet committees, and has been at the center of the federal response to the COVID-19 pandemic. She is responsible for many emergency measures, including the CERB, the CESB, Employment Insurance and the Disability Payment. As Canada works to recover from the effects of this pandemic, Minister Qualtrough is leading the charge on creating jobs, upskilling workers and implementing a historic Disability Inclusion Action Plan.
Prior to entering politics, Minister Qualtrough practiced human rights law at the provincial and federal levels, and was a Vice-Chair with the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Tribunal. She also has an impressive background in sport, having competed for Team Canada in the sport of swimming, winning a number of world championship and Paralympic medals. She volunteered extensively at the local, national and international levels, focusing on inclusion and equal access for all. She has been inducted into the Canadian Paralympic Hall of Fame, and has been recognized as one of Canada’s most influential women in sport on a number of occasions.
Minister Qualtrough has been legally blind since birth and is a passionate advocate for the rights of persons with disabilities. She led the creation of the Accessible Canada Act and is internationally recognized for her work in disability inclusion. She has received a number of awards for her advocacy, including from the Disabled Women’s Network of Canada, the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, the BC Aboriginal Network on Disability Society, the Abilities Centre and the International Paralympic Committee. She is also the recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Award.
Minister Qualtrough lives in Ladner with her husband Eron, her 2 youngest children and her mother.
We will be sending out a special newsletter before the AGM highlighting our potential new board members and how to register for this event.
Do you want to be part of our amazing board? We are looking for more board members. To find out about the positions available and responsibilities, click here.
Accessible Homes & Property Services
Owen Barclay is the owner and founder of Accessible Homes & Property Services Ltd. He is also a member of Langley Pos-Abilities Society!
This kind and caring man is an Aging-in-Place specialist whose company specializes in ensuring that your home suits your mobility needs as your mobility needs change. By using Universal Designs he strives to make your environment usable to the greatest extent possible.
Storage Space Needed
We are looking for a place to store two trailers and enough room to lay out our obstacle course. Do you own your own home in Langley with some flat land, and have some extra space? We would love to hear from you! Please contact us.