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Working with the Korean Community

By Bosang Lee, Executive Director of Here and Now Community Society I first discovered the book Safe and Secure: Seven Steps on the Path to a Good Life for People with Disabilities in 2012, …

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Ten Innovations that have Shaped the World of Disability

By Al Etmanski In previous posts I have highlighted that social innovation is not an incremental change to the status quo but a substantive, disruptive one. Social innovations improve our ability (whether as individuals, …

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What a meeting between a PM and a Prez can teach you about advancing your agenda

By Al Etmanski Especially when you are meeting for the first time with people who are distracted by their own priorities and indifferent to yours. Whose worldview appears different than yours. Whose behaviour you …

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Access RDSP Partnership

Since September 2016, DABC, Plan Institute and the BC Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS) have been helping clients to access the Disability Tax Credit (DTC) and the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) through …

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Advocate with Empathy

Impact Ability Part 6 with Donna Thomson – Recap Justice for people with disabilities and their families is not something we can achieve on our own. We must bring a diverse group or people …

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The Splendour and Isolation of Martin Luther King Jr.

I remember the shock of seeing Martin Luther King Jr’s tomb for the first time. I had just emerged from the King Center on Auburn Avenue in Atlanta not too far from where he …

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Flight of the “Ordinaries”

My regular walk takes me along a dyke beside a fen that should not be there. It exists because one neighbour called another. She happened to be a Mom with a new baby and …

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Art, Science and Community Connections

By Vickie Cammack Our connectedness to one and other is often what is best about being human. PLAN began over 25 years ago with what was then a radical view – the limitations of services …

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The New Underground Railroad

I’ve written previously about a world class innovation by Canadian citizens that inspired a new approach to refugee sponsorship. This social innovation emerged in the 1970’s because the Canadian government couldn’t keep pace with …

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Unwrapping the Gift of Hospitality

By Vickie Cammack A winding path leads to Lynette’s brightly painted front door.   The bell is barely rung and there she is, eyes twinkling, smile beaming, extending her hand in welcome.  ‘How lovely …

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