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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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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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