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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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Basic Income for People with Disabilities

By Jane Dyson, Executive Director of Disability Alliance BC A Commitment to Progress The government of British Columbia has committed to making BC the most progressive province in Canada for people with disabilities. Since …

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The Soul of Poverty

What’s to be done about the soul-destroying poverty faced by people with disabilities? Recognition would be a good place to start. Recognition that one of the biggest barriers facing people with disabilities is their poverty. …

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The World's Mine Oyster

By Doreen Shaw If, as William Shakespeare said, “The World’s Mine Oyster“, then the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) is most definitely The Pearl encapsulated within The Oyster. Kenyon is our youngest child and …

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Tips for Investing your RDSP

By Trevor Philp, Senior Manager, Registered Products & Managed Solutions at BMO Global Asset Management Investing in your RDSP When it comes to starting a Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP), there is no shortage of things …

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