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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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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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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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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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Caregivers Need Support Too

Whether you are a caregiver yourself or are close to someone who is, you’ll know that caregiving can be a beautiful and rewarding experience. Without adequate support and respite, however, it can sometimes lead …

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Partnering to Spread RDSP Awareness

              Together we can reduce barriers and help create a financial boost for those who need it most. On September 1st, 2016, Plan Institute, Disability Alliance of BC (DABC), and …

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Disability Trusts – The Role and choice of a Trustee

By Ken M. Kramer, Q.C., KMK Law Corporation For many individuals, the initial steps in developing an estate plan can be overwhelming and intimidating. However, for individuals with children with disabilities, there are many additional challenges. …

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