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Partnering to Spread RDSP Awareness

              Together we can reduce barriers and help create a financial boost for those who need it most. On September 1st, 2016, Plan Institute, Disability Alliance of BC (DABC), and …

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What are personal networks of support?

Most of us have informal social support networks – persons we count on and confide in; people who help us out: relatives, friends, colleagues, and acquaintances. But for those who are marginalized due to …

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Disability Trusts – The Role and choice of a Trustee

By Ken M. Kramer, Q.C., KMK Law Corporation For many individuals, the initial steps in developing an estate plan can be overwhelming and intimidating. However, for individuals with children with disabilities, there are many additional challenges. …

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I Know Your Loneliness

By Helen Ries I can see the little picture poking out from under your pillow. It is dog-eared and crumpled but the smiling faces of our mother and father still beam up from the …

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You Are Not Alone

Planning for our loved-one with a disability’s future can be intimidating and often one doesn’t know where to start or who to reach out to. Over the years we have discovered that the best way …

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Partnering to Spread RDSP Awareness

  On September 1st, 2016, Plan Institute, Disability Alliance of BC (DABC), and the British Columbia Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS), with support from the Vancouver Foundation, launched a new 4-year project partnership called Access RDSP with the mandate to increase …

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Qualified Disability Trusts

By Halldor K. Bjarnason & Hiva Parandian The new rules around Qualified Disability Trusts may affect the estate planning of those who have used trusts in their wills to leave inheritance for their loved-ones …

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It’s Good to be Lost

Posted by Al Etmanski on March 2, 2017 One of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do was to not make any decisions. Not because I didn’t want to but because I didn’t …

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Working with the Korean Community

By Bosang Lee, Executive Director of Here and Now Community Society I first discovered the book Safe and Secure: Seven Steps on the Path to a Good Life for People with Disabilities in 2012, …

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Ten Innovations that have Shaped the World of Disability

By Al Etmanski In previous posts I have highlighted that social innovation is not an incremental change to the status quo but a substantive, disruptive one. Social innovations improve our ability (whether as individuals, …

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