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Adversity and the Power of Disability

By Al Etmanski “The Power of Disability reminds us of what we have in common, the power to create a good life for ourselves and others no matter what the world has in store …

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Staying Socially Connected During the Global Pandemic

For more than three decades PLAN has been connecting people who are isolated and vulnerable to caring neighbours and community members. We’ve learned a lot about staying connected in good times and bad times. As the novel …

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Our Online Resources

We know these are challenging times and everyone is being affected. We are aware that people are just trying to cope with the anxieties and day to day obstacles that our current situation is …

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Staying socially connected during the global pandemic

For more than three decades, PLAN has been connecting people who are isolated and vulnerable to caring neighbours and community members. As a result, they have accumulated a wealth of knowledge around keeping people …

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Changes to Plan Institute’s In-Person Workshops

Plan Institute has decided to transition all our in-person workshops to our webinar-based format, on a temporary basis. This is a precautionary measure due to increased health concerns in Canada and globally. This decision …

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What Gord Walker Taught Me

This is a story from the book The Power of Disability:10 Lessons for Surviving, Thriving, and Changing the World, by Al Etmanski The first time I met Gord Walker, he took one look at …

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Erin’s RDSP Story

Ric Tesan is an RDSP workshop facilitator with Plan Institute and, more importantly, the father of a daughter with a disability, Erin. Ric has graciously shared Erin’s RDSP story with us! We opened a …

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The Power of Disability – A new book by Al Etmanski

  “Everyone has a gift, including what others describe as a deficiency or disadvantage. Understanding that may one day save the human race.” – Judith Snow One-seventh of the people on the planet have …

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10th Annual Federal Policy Forum on Inclusion: Why am I poor?

By Andrea Podruski, Plan Institute Board Member On Monday, December 2nd, the Canadian Association for Community Living and People First Canada based in Ottawa, hosted the 10th Annual Federal Policy Forum on Inclusion: Why …

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Plan Institute – Reflecting on 20 years

A lot has changed over the last 20 years at Plan Institute, but one thing that has remained constant is our commitment to improving the lives of those living with disabilities. We are a …

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