About Us

ConnecTra Society is a non-profit connecting agency, linking people living with disabilities to activities, services, resources and opportunities aimed at creating a more inclusive community in British Columbia.

Our goal is to bring together people living with disabilities from all across the province to participate in our workshops and programs. We believe that engaged, informed and empowered individuals build better communities.

The ConnecTra society was formed in 1999 by Vancouver tetraplegic Sam Sullivan, who was invested as a member of the Order of Canada in 2005 for his service to people with disabilities. Learn more about Sam’s story on the Disability Foundation website. At ConnecTra we believe that there is power in telling your story. If you have an idea for a workshop or presentation, we would love to hear from you. Please email info@connectra.org.

Our Programs

ConnecTogether Online Workshops & Presentations:

We host weekly online programming over Zoom, Facebook and YouTube including recurring series like chair yoga, adaptive fitness, community support group, dance classes and more. In addition, we highlight local and international service providers by providing space for presentations through these platforms. Learn more about ConnecTogether online workshops & presentations.

In-Person Workshops:

We offer in-person workshops every two months in the Vancouver Lower Mainland on a variety of disability related topics. See what in-person workshops are coming up on our events calendar.

Accessible Community Forums (ACFs):

Presented by the Disability Foundation, ConnecTra hosts online forums on accessibility topics highlighted by our community. Starting with a pre-discussion survey sent to the community, we bring together a panel of organizations and advocates who specialize in the topic at hand with government officials for a 2-hour dialogue to better our collective understanding of current barriers and possibilities for inclusion. Learn more about Accessible Community Forums (ACFs).

Resource Pages:

We are always updating our website resource pages to provide easy access to the numerous activities, services, resources, and opportunities available to people living with disabilities in British Columbia. Check out our resource pages.

Affiliated societies:

ConnecTra is one of the six affiliated societies that make up the Disability Foundation.

Disability Foundation logo.

Through our societies, the Disability Foundation provides opportunities for people with physical disabilities to enable their individual journeys. – for more than 20 years.

ASABC - Adaptive Sailing Association of BC Logo

Adaptive Sailing Association of British Columbia (formerly known as DSA-BC) offers the thrill of sailing on the open waters.

BCMOS - British Columbia Mobility Opportunities Society logo.

British Columbia Mobility Opportunities Society (BCMOS)provides the means to play outside in nature, on land and water.

VAMS - Vancouver Adapted Music Society logo.

Vancouver Adapted Music Society (VAMS) operates the only fully-accessible recording studio in Western Canada, and supports and promotes musicians.

DIGA Provides the opportunity to become involved in gardening, a recreational activity that can enable participants to develop skills, build self-confidence, learn and grow.

Tetra Society of North America logo.

Tetra Society of North America (Tetra) brings together inventive volunteers who build custom assistive devices that overcome physical barriers.

Check out the impact our programs provide people from our community: