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Video – At long last, a Canada Disability Benefit is coming – What should it look like?

In the recent Throne Speech was the acknowledgement by the federal government that COVID-19 has not only disproportionately affected Canadians with disabilities but laid bare long-standing challenges for persons with disabilities to access adequate …

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Meet Our Helpline Advisors!

  Do you have any disability related questions for yourself or a loved-one?  Did you know that at Plan Institute, we have a free Disability Planning Helpline that you can call toll-free from anywhere …

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Estate Planning Where Disability is a Factor

By: Halldor K. Bjarnason, Access Law Group As parents, we want the best for our children – it’s an age-old maxim, but it’s also true! It is no more obvious than in estate planning …

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Jutta Treviranus – The Power of Inclusive Design

For the second webinar of the Building momentum for the Canadian Disability Benefit learning series, Jutta Treviranus will speak about the importance of inclusive design and how we can apply this approach to help …

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Financial Literacy Month Events & Resources

  This November marks the 10th annual Financial Literacy Month in Canada. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, 2020 has presented more challenges for many Canadians, and many people are finding themselves struggling financially. At …

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Plan Institute Recognizes Indigenous Disability Awareness Month

Indigenous people in Canada experience a disability rate significantly higher than that of the general population. Indigenous Disability Awareness Month (IDAM) brings awareness of these barriers and issues that Indigenous peoples and their families …

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Peter MacLeod: The Power of New Forms of Democratic Engagement

In response to the recent commitment by the federal government to establish a Canadian Disability Benefit, a collaborative of organizations has put together a free webinar series. You may have already joined us for …

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BCANDS Indigenous Support for Student Learning Program

About the program: The British Columbia Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS) is an internationally recognized and award-winning, not-for-profit, Indigenous disability organization. BCANDS is now offering a new program called the Indigenous Support for …

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October is RDSP Awareness Month!

  In 2014, the government of BC declared October RDSP Awareness Month to help raise awareness about the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP). The RDSP is the world’s first savings plan specifically designed for …

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A Retired Introvert and his Family – Our Covid Story

By Dallas Hinton BC (Before Covid), the three of us lived what seemed like normal lives – to us, anyway. We have a few good friends, see the occasional movie, go out to dinner …

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