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Tips for Younger Families

The future may seem an elusive concept when you are young. It is hard to think about the future when the present is so demanding. Planning your Will and establishing a trust for your …

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Percolators

Behind successful change-makers are people: who bubble with enthusiasm for the idea you want to explore who say, “Why not?” and offer another dozen reasons why you should try it who see the majesty …

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If It Ain’t Broke Don’t Fix It

“My name is Liz and I have Down syndrome.” She strode onto the stage without notes, without preparation, and seemingly without a care. A hundred pairs of eyes were anticipating her spoken word poetry …

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Artist in Residence

I’ve had the pleasure of seeing what happens when non-profit and social change-oriented groups hook up with artists on specific projects. The results include: New perspectives on challenges that have resisted previous efforts Solutions …

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Q & A: How do we get policy makers to support our ideas?

After the Impact-Ability Webinar last week with Ben Weinlick, one of the participants asked a really interesting question to which Ben sent back a thoughtful response. One of the big challenges with human centered design innovations …

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For Caregivers, It's All About Gratitude

My husband Jim and I are in Milwaukee visiting our daughter.  Natalie works here at an arts research foundation and we really wanted to see where she lives (it's so important for us parents …

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The Social Finance Deal that Keeps on Giving

Take two geniuses. The one, Bob Williams, who many consider to be the “social, environmental and economic architect” of modern British Columbia. The other, internationally renowned architect, Bing Thom. Present them with a high-rise …

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IMPACT-Ability Webinar with Ben Weinlick: Recap

On November 14, Al Etmanski and Vickie Cammack had the pleasure of talking with Ben Weinlick about Setting the Table for Allies, Adversaries, and Strangers for the third part of our IMPACT-Ability Webinar Series. If you don’t …

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Study: Savings for Person with Disabilities

Malatest is conducting a survey on behalf of Employment and Social Development Canada about how Canadians with disabilities save for their future. If you are a Canadian with a disability who does not have …

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Two Eyed Seeing: The Common Wisdom of Aboriginal Peoples and Caregivers

Last week I happened to be in Toronto for a Master Class in patient and family oriented research. I'm passionate about putting the patient and family experience at the heart of research so that …

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