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Indigenous Disability Awareness Month

Guest Post written by our friends at British Columbia Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS) In November 2015, Indigenous Disability Awareness Month (IDAM) was first recognized and officially proclaimed by the Métis Nation British …

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People With Disabilities Should Be Leaders In Implementing Accessibility

By Al Etmanski The recently proposed Accessible Canada Act and the just released Senate report on essential fixes for Revenue Canada concerning the disability tax credit, Breaking Down Barriers, are stellar achievements for advocates with disabilities and …

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Can Care-Giving Ever Be a Form of Self-Care? Maybe!

by Donna Thomson This afternoon I pulled our daughter close in a long embrace as I whispered “goodbye, I love you”. Natalie and her partner Alex were with us for a week at the …

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A Big Step Towards Inclusive Communities: The Accessible Canada Act

Standing with our allies in the Family Movement, Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network (PLAN) and Plan Institute are encouraged by the recent introduction of Bill C-81, the Accessible Canada Act – Canada’s first-ever piece of federal …

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“Lives Too Easily ‘Written Off’: A Family Advocate Argues for Robust MAiD Monitoring”

By Donna Thomson, Advisor for the Vulnerable Person Standard In 2005, our son Nicholas was admitted to the palliative care team at our local Children’s Hospital. Nick’s severe cerebral palsy was complicated by uncontrolled pain, …

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Filling the Caregivers Cup         

By Cathy Anthony Is your cup half full or half empty? I think most of us are familiar with the saying “Is your cup half full or half empty?”.  This typically relates to whether we see …

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Canada’s taxman shouldn’t decide who has a disability

By Al Etmanski Canada’s Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) is the first poverty-fighting tool for people with disabilities in the world. This remarkable example of federal/provincial/territorial co-operation, created in 2008, has already changed the …

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Lend your voice to the DTC form physician questionnaire

A student group from Simon Fraser University’s Semester in Dialogue is conducting a survey on the Disability Tax Credit (DTC) form directed at physicians. The purpose of the survey is to hear directly from …

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Accessible Media Interview with Evelyn Huntjens on the RDSP

Last week, Accessible Media’s Craig Oliver chatted with Evelyn Huntjens from the British Columbia Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS) about the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP), Access RDSP, and issues facing Indigenous people …

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The Power of Collaboration Over Competition

By Stephanie Debisschop, Director, Plan Institute *Originally published in Transition Magazine When looking to create impact, we often start by asking ourselves, what is our goal? What are we trying to achieve? The key …

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