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The Power of Disability Digest

In researching his book, The Power of Disability, Al Etmanski discovered that people with disabilities have been major players throughout history. They have produced exquisite works of art. They have made us laugh, and …

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Budget 2021 Disability Updates

On April 19th, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, released Budget 2021: A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth, and Resilience. Within the budget there are some exciting mentions related …

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Investing in a Pandemic: Moving from Stress to Action

By Andrea Walters, Disability Planning Helpline Advisor, Plan Institute. As a parent of a loved one with a disability, I understand that talking about investing can feel stressful. Many of us began this year …

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Doing Your Taxes Doesn’t have to be Taxing

The process of filing taxes each year can seem confusing, time-consuming, and overly technical. However, the reality is that filing income taxes does not have to be a difficult or frustrating process. Why should …

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Join the Canadian Disability Benefit Initiative!

The first-ever commitment to create a national Disability Benefit program was announced in the September 2020 Speech from the Throne, and reinforced in Minister Carla Qualtrough’s January 2021 supplementary mandate letter. This commitment was …

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5 Myths about the Disability Tax Credit

Updated by Disability Alliance BC The Disability Tax Credit, otherwise known as the DTC or the T2201 form from the Canada Revenue Agency, is a complicated tax credit that has led to many misunderstandings …

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Tips for making a will if you have a loved-one with a disability

This article is a collaboration by Ken M. Kramer, Q.C., TEP, and Plan Institute. Ken is the Founder and Principal of KMK Law and has worked with Plan Institute for a number of years …

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The netClé Project – improving connectedness and helping independence

Tetra Society North America is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people with physical disabilities achieve independence. Within the market, there are not enough solutions catered to people with disabilities, or there are many …

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A cure for frustration

Have a plan to create change Written by Hannah Sung and originally posted on her blog At the End of the Day What were you doing the night of the first Trump-Biden debate? I’m …

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The R-word takes away people’s humanity. We all need to stop using it Social Sharing

The word represents one of the most stubborn and persistent stigmas in history By Al Etmanski · For CBC News Opinion · Posted: Dec 22, 2020 6:00 AM PT | Last Updated: December 22, 2020 This is an …

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