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Issues for Indigenous People with Disabilities

By Evelyn Huntjens and Kelsey Finlay Poverty places individuals at a much greater risk of acquiring a disability due to the general lack of health care, nutrition, sanitation and safe working conditions. This is often …

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Citizen Advocacy’s Lifetime Networks Pilot Project

By Kelly Howson Citizen Advocacy is a PLAN & Plan Institute affiliate organization based in Ottawa that supports people across the disability spectrum. Our Lifetime Networks program, which was started in 2010, supports people who …

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It’s Time for a Basic Income

By Jane Dyson, Executive Director, DABC In April 2017, several community organizations including Plan Institute, Disability Alliance BC (DABC), Inclusion BC, and Burnaby Centre for Community Inclusion hosted former Senator Hugh Segal in a …

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Supporting Physicians with the DTC

  Last week we were invited to attend Hot Topics in Mental Health, an event put on by the UBC Departments of Psychiatry and Family Practice in order to update primary care physicians and …

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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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We’re hiring a Project Coordinator!

Are you interested in working with a non-profit who’s mission it is to improving the lives of those living with disabilities through innovation, education and policy reform? We are looking for an experienced and energetic Project …

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Art of Belonging – A Night to Remember and Build On

This year Partners for Planning held their first ever live event in Toronto. A diverse group of six dedicated activists spoke on themes ranging from grassroots community building, to the profound insights gained as …

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An Update From PLAN

Guest post by Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network (PLAN) We are honoured and inspired to welcome Cathy Anthony as the new Chair of our PLAN’s Board. Cathy is a fierce co-leader in the Family Movement …

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Caregivers Need Support Too

Whether you are a caregiver yourself or are close to someone who is, you’ll know that caregiving can be a beautiful and rewarding experience. Without adequate support and respite, however, it can sometimes lead …

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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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