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NEW ONLINE TOOL LAUNCHED TO HELP CANADIANS WITH DISABILITIES PLAN FOR THE FUTURE

Media Release September 22, 2017 – Vancouver Plan Institute and Prosper Canada today launched the online Future Planning Tool to help persons with disabilities and those who support them to plan for the future. …

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How to Find a Lawyer who Understands Disability-Related Trusts

Written for Plan Institute by Halldor K. Bjarnason, Access Law Group Finding a lawyer that can help you prepare a proper will with a disability-based discretionary trust can be a challenge, but certainly not …

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Webinar: Future planning tips for people with disabilities and those who support them

If you have a disability or support a person who does, join our free webinar on September 28, 2017 from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm (EST)/ 10:00 am -11:30 am (PST) to learn how planning for …

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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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The RDSP: What is our professional and personal responsibility?

By Dan McDonald When it comes to spreading awareness of the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP), how can professionals, organizations and individuals better help the community and spread awareness of this valuable tool for …

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Three Ways to Have Fun This Summer  

Although our top priority is planning for a safe and secure future, it is also important to take some time off and enjoy the summer. This season is the time to play, visit with friends, …

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8 Tips for making your will if you have a relative with a disability

Making a Will is an important part of future planning, however it can be challenging and is very easy to put off. If you have a child or relative with a disability, making sure …

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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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