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Tale of Two Cities

I moved to Halifax lured by its legendary bluenose charm. I expected to spend my evenings with Haligonians from every walk of life singing and dancing to live fiddle music at my local pub. …

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Why and How it is Important for You to have a Will

By Halldor K. Bjarnason Lawyer, Access Law Group (Reposted from 2012) How would you feel if someone else was deciding who gets to keep your property, or who gets to care for your children? Not having a …

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When Long-Term Caregivers Tell Their Stories, Outcomes Improve

Arthur Kleinman understands families like mine.  I know he does, because he wrote this:


The chronically ill (and their caregivers) often are like those trapped at a frontier, wandering confused in a poorly known …

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Parents of disabled children face daunting financial preparation

Read original article here from the Globe and Mail As a mother of three children, including one with a severe developmental disability, Laurie Geschke admits that looking into the future was not something she …

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Pilot Infatuation

Former Canadian Minister of Health, Monique Bégin once lamented that Canada is a country of perpetual pilot projects. She was referring to the fact that we can’t seem to get off the pilot project treadmill. …

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The ABCs of Making a Will Online

Today, I'm pleased to host this guest post by Sarah Smith, not least because I know how important it is to have a will if you are a disability parent, but also if you …

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The Force That Bounces the World

This may be the easiest assignment Vickie and I have ever had. The good folks at PLAN and Tamarack have asked us to host a webinar series on the ingenuity of people with disabilities …

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Impact – Ability

The desire of most people I’ve met in the disability community is to make the world a better place for people with disability. As a corollary most also realize that in doing so, they …

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The ER Caregiver Effect

There’s a tourist attraction in my city of Ottawa (Canada) called The Crazy Kitchen. It’s a room in the National Museum of Science of Technology that’s designed to demonstrate the effects of optical …

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Political Boldness Requires Strong Movements

Q. What do you do when a government you didn’t vote for, or don’t like, lives up to its promises? A. Nurture and strengthen the movement(s) you are part of. Q. What do you …

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