Abilities Expo

The Abilities Expo is back again in 2023!

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. The theme this year is Adventure Awaits, so 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.

Would you like a booth at this event? Or 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.

Features:

  • 30+ Exhibitors & Vendors from in and around the Lower Mainland
  • Disability resources & adaptive activities
  • Guest speakers
  • Hands-on activities
  • 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.

Registration on Eventbrite begins March 13th, so check back here for more information on your FREE ticket. *Attendees of our upcoming Accessible Community Forum on Accessible Travel in BC on March 10th, will get early access to tickets so make sure to register and attend! Follow us on social media or join the ConnecTra mailing list for more information.

Getting Here

Walking/Wheeling

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

Skytrain

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!

Bus

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

Parking

Paid parking will be available in the Roundhouse parkade. For a map of the venue, click here.


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!

Vendors & Exhibitors from Abilities Expo 2022: Reconnect

  • Vancouver Fire Rescue Services
  • PASS Adult Services
  • Individualized Funding Resource Centre (IFRC)
  • Technology for Living
  • Youth Leadership Initiative (YLI)
  • Disability Foundation
  • Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)
  • First Transit HandyDART
  • WorkBC
  • Government of Canada
  • Public Service Commission
  • BC Wheelchair Sports Association (BCWSA)
  • Spinal Cord Injury BC (SCI-BC)
  • Westcoast Wheelchair Adaptive Boxing
  • BC Wheelchair Basketball Society (BCWBS)
  • Theatre Terrific
  • Zajac Ranch for Kids
  • BC Partners in Workforce Innovation
  • Douglas College
  • Neil Squire Society
  • Family Support Institute of BC
  • Nurse Next Door
  • Pain BC
  • Communication Assistance for Youth and Adults (CAYA BC)
  • Plan Institute
  • Richmond Centre for Disability
  • Fresh Prep
  • Enviro Bag Evolution
  • Vancouver Animation School
  • Canadian Assisted Travel Society
  • Wavefront Centre for Communication Accessibility
  • Blanket BC
  • BC211
  • Makers Making Change
  • Council of Senior Citizens’ Organization (COSCO)

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Details on this years schedule to be announced soon. Check back for more details.

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