Abilities Expo

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.

We are excited to announce that ConnecTra Society’s FREE annual flagship event is back for its 12th year. This year’s theme is Adventure Awaits, so register now on Eventbrite and come find out what adventures await you!

ConnecTra’s Abilities Expo: Adventure Awaits

Date: May 18, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Location: Roundhouse Community Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver, BC

Come connect and create adventures with your 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, resources to help with all aspects of living life to the fullest with a disability, or inclusive travel opportunities – there’s something for everyone.

Digital Assets for the Expo

Floor Plan and Booth Legend

Programming Guide

Booths are Sold Out! We are currently on a waiting list for booth availability. But, perhaps you would like to provide financial sponsorship?
Check out our Vendor & Sponsor Application Package or send our event organizers an email at info@connectra.org.


  • 45+ Exhibitors & Vendors from in
    and around the Lower Mainland
  • Disability resources & adaptive activities
  • Guest speakers
  • Hands-on activities
  • FREE Catered lunch
  • and more!
  • We will stream several presentations live to the Disability Foundation YouTube channel for those located outside of the Lower Mainland or otherwise unable to attend.

Register on Eventbrite now to get your FREE ticket.

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


11:00 AMDoors OpenMain Room
11:15 AMLand AcknowledgmentMain Room
12:00 PMReal Talk PresentationPerformance Centre
1:00 PMCity of VancouverMain Room
1:15 PMChair YogaInteractive Room
1:45 PMLunchPerformance Centre
2:00 PMRick Hansen FoundationPerformance Centre
4:00 PMYLI Toolkit IntroductionPerformance Centre
4:15 PMFable PresentationPerformance Centre

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 

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.

For Partners and Media

Abilities Expo Sponsors

Abilities Expo 2022: Reconnect

In 2022, we returned to our flagship event for the first time in a few years due to the Covid19 pandemic. The theme was ‘Reconnect’ and the event was well received by the community with people coming and going all day!