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It’s Time for a Basic Income

By Jane Dyson, Executive Director, DABC In April 2017, several community organizations including Plan Institute, Disability Alliance BC (DABC), Inclusion BC, and Burnaby Centre for Community Inclusion hosted former Senator Hugh Segal in a …

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Supporting Physicians with the DTC

  Last week we were invited to attend Hot Topics in Mental Health, an event put on by the UBC Departments of Psychiatry and Family Practice in order to update primary care physicians and …

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Art of Belonging – A Night to Remember and Build On

This year Partners for Planning held their first ever live event in Toronto. A diverse group of six dedicated activists spoke on themes ranging from grassroots community building, to the profound insights gained as …

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Caregivers Need Support Too

Whether you are a caregiver yourself or are close to someone who is, you’ll know that caregiving can be a beautiful and rewarding experience. Without adequate support and respite, however, it can sometimes lead …

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Partnering to Spread RDSP Awareness

              Together we can reduce barriers and help create a financial boost for those who need it most. On September 1st, 2016, Plan Institute, Disability Alliance of BC (DABC), and …

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Disability Trusts – The Role and choice of a Trustee

By Ken M. Kramer, Q.C., KMK Law Corporation For many individuals, the initial steps in developing an estate plan can be overwhelming and intimidating. However, for individuals with children with disabilities, there are many additional challenges. …

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I Know Your Loneliness

By Helen Ries I can see the little picture poking out from under your pillow. It is dog-eared and crumpled but the smiling faces of our mother and father still beam up from the …

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Partnering to Spread RDSP Awareness

  On September 1st, 2016, Plan Institute, Disability Alliance of BC (DABC), and the British Columbia Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS), with support from the Vancouver Foundation, launched a new 4-year project partnership called Access RDSP with the mandate to increase …

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Qualified Disability Trusts

By Halldor K. Bjarnason & Hiva Parandian The new rules around Qualified Disability Trusts may affect the estate planning of those who have used trusts in their wills to leave inheritance for their loved-ones …

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It’s Good to be Lost

Posted by Al Etmanski on March 2, 2017 One of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do was to not make any decisions. Not because I didn’t want to but because I didn’t …

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