Abilities Expo

We are excited to announce that ConnecTra Society’s FREE annual flagship event is back for its 13th year. This year is going to be bigger and better with more booths than ever before!


ConnecTra Society’s flagship event, the Abilities Expo brings together exhibitors, vendors, resources, guest speakers, and more to further enrich the disability community’s well-being and connectedness.

The theme for the 2024 Abilities Expo is Curiosity. Creativity. Community. Make sure to get your FREE tickets!

ConnecTra’s Abilities Expo: Curiosity. Creativity. Community.
Date: May 22, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: Roundhouse Community Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver, BC

Connect and satisfy your curiosities alongside our community in person on this day for disability-focused exhibitors, vendors, speakers, and so much more! Whether you’re looking for adaptive activities to join this summer, arts-related programming for a creative outlet, resources to help with all aspects of living life to the fullest with a disability, or inclusive travel opportunities – there’s something for everyone.


  • 50+ Exhibitors & Vendors from in and around the lower mainland
  • Guest Speakers & Presentations
    • Stephanie Cadieux
    • Marco Pasqua
    • Dr. Jewelles Smith
    • Science World
    • BC Wheel Chair Basketball Society
  • Resources & adaptive activities
  • FREE Catered lunch
    • Choose your lunch from multiple options when ordering your FREE ticket on EventBrite
  • …and more!


10:00 AMDoors OpenRoundhouse Community Centre
11:00 AM – NOONStephanie Cadieux: Everyone’s Business – Accessibility in CanadaPerformance Centre
NOON – 12:30 PMScience World PresentationGym
12 – 1 PM Adaptive Chair Yoga with BobbiRoom B
12:45 PM – 1:30 PMBC Wheel Chair Basketball SocietyGym
12:30 PM – 1:30 PMJewelles Smith: Creative LeadershipPerformance Centre
1:45 PM – 3:00 PMCatered Lunch – Casalinga FoodsPerformance Centre
3:30 PM – 4:30 PMMarco Pasqua: Building Authentic Connections through Curiosity, Creativity, and Community
The CUBE Principle
Performance Centre
5:00 PMDoors Close. Thank You for Coming!

We will not be live-streaming presentations this year, but after the event, we will upload the videos of the presentations to the Disability Foundation YouTube channel for those located outside of the Lower Mainland or otherwise unable to attend.

Follow us on social media or join the ConnecTra mailing list for more information.

Digital Assets For Partners and Media

All booths have been reserved.
If you have any questions or want to chat about sponsoring directly, please email our event organizers at info@connectra.org.

Getting Here

From Granville Street, head east five blocks down Davie St.

Buses 6 & C23 stop within feet of the Roundhouse Community Centre. Learn more about getting around by transit in Vancouver on the Translink website.

Paid parking will be available in the Roundhouse parkade.

The Yaletown-Roundhouse Canada Line Station is 200 metres from the Roundhouse Community Centre. Upon exiting the station, head east down Davie St. until you reach the Pacific Blvd cross-street – the Roundhouse Community Centre will be right across the street!

Venue Map
For a map of the venue, click here.
For the floor plan, click here.

Abilities Expo 2023: Adventure Awaits!

In 2023, the theme was ‘Adventure Awaits’ and the event was well received by the community with over 400 people coming and going all day! Our community connected with all sorts of resources to find the type of Adventure suited for them. Watch our recap video below!

Vendors & Exhibitors For Abilities Expo 2023: Adventure Awaits

  • Sam Sullivan Disability Foundation 
  • Fable 
  • Citizens Table 
  • Green Thrift  
  • Nurse Next Door 
  • CMHA Bounce Back Program 
  • Hollister Ltd. 
  • Easter Seals 
  • Silver Cross Automotive 
  • BC Centre for Ability  
  • Neil Squire  
  • Fresh Prep 
  • Vancouver Animation School 
  • Special Olympics 
  • Gambling Support BC  
  • BC Adaptive 
  • Real Talk
  • BC Partners in Workforce Innovation
  • Spinal Cord Injury BC (SCI-BC) 
  • Work BC Assistive Technology Services 
  • BC Wheelchair Sports Association & BC Wheelchair Basketball Society (BCWSA & BCWBS)
  • PASS Adult Services 
  • Communication Assistance for Youth and Adults (CAYA BC)
  • Richmond Centre for Disability 
  • Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services 
  • Learning Disabilities Society 
  • Pathways Serious Mental Illness Society  
  • Blind Beginnings  
  • Pacific Autism Family Network 
  • Ronald McDonald House British Columbia & Yukon 
  • Power To Be 
  • WorkBC Vancouver Midtown 
  • Disability Alliance BC 
  • International Federation of Red Cross  
  • The Right Fit  
  • Aspire Richmond Support Society 
  • Leash of Hope  
  • Power To Be 
  • Wavefront Centre for Communication Accessibility 
  • Parkinson Society British Columbia 
  • Vancouver Public Library 
  • Disability Alliance BC 
  • Seniors First BC   
  • The Right Fit  
  • Plan Institute  
  • Technology for Living 
  • Envirobag Evolution 
  • Public Service Commission of Canada 
  • City of Vancouver 
  • Council of Senior Citizens’ Organization (COSCO)
  • Joseph’s Cookies