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Tackle your Taxes and Reap the Rewards

Words of Wisdom from Tax AID DABC By Sam Turcott,  Director, Advocacy Access Program at Disability Alliance BC (DABC) People with and without disabilities often have an aversion to income taxes.  The process of filing …

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Happy Holidays!

From the entire board and staff team at Plan Institute, we would like to wish you a warm and happy holiday season and a wonderful start to 2018. We want to extend our sincerest …

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Inclusive, accessible communities support people of all abilities

A press release from Social Development and Poverty Reduction See original posting here. B.C.’s third annual accessibility progress report was released today, providing an update on the past year’s work and partnerships with people with …

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Managing your money: New indigenous financial wellness resource

At Plan Institute we are strong believers in financial and future planning, which we feel is important for everyone. Being that November is National Financial Literacy Month as well as Indigenous Disability Awareness Month …

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Issues for Indigenous People with Disabilities

By Evelyn Huntjens and Kelsey Finlay Poverty places individuals at a much greater risk of acquiring a disability due to the general lack of health care, nutrition, sanitation and safe working conditions. This is often …

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Access RDSP: Reflecting on One year Spreading Awareness

Since September 1, 2016 the Access RDSP partnership between Disability Alliance BC (DABC), BC Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS), and Plan Institute, with support from the Vancouver Foundation, has been providing free support …

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5 Things to Think About When Succession Planning

From over 25 years of working with families who have a loved-one with a disability, we have come to realize just how important it is to have a future plan in place. A future plan …

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Bruce Sellery: RDSP

Money columnist Bruce Sellery explains to the CBC how RDSPs work, and how they can help families to save for their loved-one’s future. He also talks about the important of trusts for protecting disability …

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My RDSP – Salina

October is RDSP month so we are using this time to spread awareness by talking to people about their RDSPs. The Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) is a Canada-wide registered matched savings plan specific …

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October is RDSP Awareness Month

October is RDSP Awareness month and we are thrilled to be able to share this news release from the BC Government mentioning the hard work of the Access RDSP partnership which includes BCANDS, DABC …

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