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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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Planning for retirement with an RDSP: Podcast

On January 31, 2018, we had the honour of being interviewed by Accessible Media Inc. about the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP). Plan Institute’s Executive Director, Tim Ames, spoke to host Dave Brown about …

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An update from Plan Institute & PLAN

Greetings and Happy 2018 from Plan Institute & PLAN,This past year has seen many changes and exciting initiatives for both Plan Institute and  Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network (PLAN), and we’d like to share an update with …

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Two Job Opportunities with Plan Institute

We are hiring for two exciting temporary roles at Plan Institute! If you are passionate about non-profit work and are looking for some great experience working with an amazing organization, please apply. The following …

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