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Plan Institute Welcomes New Board Members

  We are thrilled to announce five new additions to the Plan Institute Board of Directors. These new board members will join three continuing members as they guide and nurture Plan Institute’s mission. We …

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Plan Institute 20th Anniversary Video

This year, Plan Institute celebrates 20 years of working to improve the lives of people living with disabilities. In this video, we discuss why Plan Institute was founded, what has been accomplished over the …

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Interview with Don Shafer from The Conversation Lab

In this interview with Don Shafer from The Conversation Lab and Vancouver Co-op Radio, Cynthia Mihn from Disability Alliance BC and Nicola Dunne from Plan Institute discuss the RDSP and the work of both organizations.

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Access RDSP: Partnering to help people with disabilities build a better future

Erin’s Story Ric opened a Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) for his daughter Erin, as soon as it became available in 2008. He had heard about the RDSP through Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network (PLAN), …

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Get Started With Some RDSP Facts!

Have you ever heard of the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP)? The RDSP is a Canada-wide registered matched savings plan specific for people with disabilities to help them save money for their future. By …

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October is RDSP Awareness Month!

October 1st marks the start of RDSP Awareness Month! Please help us spread the word so that more people can learn about this incredible savings tool. We have created a guide for community organizations …

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Filling the Caregivers Cup         

By Cathy Anthony Is your cup half full or half empty? I think most of us are familiar with the saying “Is your cup half full or half empty?”.  This typically relates to whether we see …

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Canada’s taxman shouldn’t decide who has a disability

By Al Etmanski Canada’s Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) is the first poverty-fighting tool for people with disabilities in the world. This remarkable example of federal/provincial/territorial co-operation, created in 2008, has already changed the …

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Lend your voice to the DTC form physician questionnaire

A student group from Simon Fraser University’s Semester in Dialogue is conducting a survey on the Disability Tax Credit (DTC) form directed at physicians. The purpose of the survey is to hear directly from …

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Accessible Media Interview with Evelyn Huntjens on the RDSP

Last week, Accessible Media’s Craig Oliver chatted with Evelyn Huntjens from the British Columbia Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS) about the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP), Access RDSP, and issues facing Indigenous people …

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