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Meet the Helpline Advisors

Do you have any disability-related questions for yourself or a loved one?  Did you know that we have a free Disability Planning Helpline that you can call toll-free from anywhere in Canada? Our team …

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Accessible Housing Network seeks researcher to undertake Canadian survey

The Accessible Housing Network (AHN), a collaboration of over 35 Canadian non-profits, advocates for changing Canadian Building Codes to mandate that all new housing be universal design – fully accessible to anyone of any …

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Happy National Volunteer Week!

Volunteers are essential to the success of Plan Institute and many other non-profits across Canada. We have been very fortunate to have worked with so many fantastic volunteers over the years and would like …

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Happy Retirement, Helene!

It is with deep gratitude and warm hearts that we announce the retirement of our friend and long-time helpline advisor, Helene Eshbach. Helene was the very first advisor hired for the helpline in 2010 …

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We have to talk to anybody and everybody to get the Canada Disability Benefit

By Rabia Khedr It’s important that we have conversations about disability poverty everywhere we can. I spend a lot of time talking to people. From individuals living the experience to people in positions of …

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CRA Webinar Invites for March 2022

  Upcoming Live Webinars from Canada Revenue Agency *Please note that they will be changing their virtual platform from WebEx to MS Teams effective March 21, 2022. There is no registration required for our …

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Tax Tips & Resources for People with Disabilities

Information provided by Plan Institute and Disability Alliance BC The process of filing a tax return every year can seem confusing, time-consuming, and technical. However, the reality is that filing income taxes can be …

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Paid Research Opportunity for youth with disabilities/mental health challenges and/or caregivers

CanAssist at the University of Victoria Provincial Employment Strategy for Youth with Disabilities  Are you between 15-29 years of age, self-identify with a disability, mental health challenge and/or experience with substance use and/or youth …

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CRA webinars for caregivers and people with disabilities

Canada Revenue Agency is offering the following live webinars in January and February: Persons with Disabilities Presentation on Wed Jan 26, 2022 from 1:30-2:30pm PST, Thurs Feb 10, 2022 from 6:30-7:30pm PST and Wed …

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What Positive Financial Steps Can I Take During the Covid-19 Uncertainty?    

By Alison Izat With the Covid-19 Pandemic upon us, we’re all experiencing a sudden change to our work and home lives and an increasing level of uncertainty as to what the future looks like. …

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