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IMPACT-Ability Webinar with Lynda Kahn & Jack Pearpoint: Recap

By Bronwyn Kent “Change is going to come from the margins, from people who have been labeled and who have been discriminated against” – Jack Pearpoint On November 1st, we hosted the second part …

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I See Your Margaret Mead and Raise you Ten.

That’s a quote from a recent Margaret Atwood interview. She then went on to propose a qualifier to that famous Margaret Mead quote. You know the one “Never doubt that a small group of …

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The Importance of Creating a Container for Your Content

By Vickie Cammack and Al Etmanski  Imagine a cloud of concepts, requests, emotions, ideas, values, outrage, research, vision, impulses and ideology swirling around you on your change-making journey. The listener or recipient of your message …

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IMPACT-Ability Webinar with Minister Carla Qualtrough: Recap

By Bronwyn Kent On Monday, October 24, Plan Institute and Tamarack Institute kicked off the first of a seven-part IMPACT-Ability Webinar Series based on Al Etmanski’s best selling book IMPACT: Six Patterns to Spread …

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Why and How it is Important for You to have a Will

By Halldor K. Bjarnason Lawyer, Access Law Group (Reposted from 2012) How would you feel if someone else was deciding who gets to keep your property, or who gets to care for your children? Not having a …

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Parents of disabled children face daunting financial preparation

Read original article here from the Globe and Mail As a mother of three children, including one with a severe developmental disability, Laurie Geschke admits that looking into the future was not something she …

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Impact – Ability

The desire of most people I’ve met in the disability community is to make the world a better place for people with disability. As a corollary most also realize that in doing so, they …

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Basic Income for People with Disabilities

By Jane Dyson, Executive Director of Disability Alliance BC A Commitment to Progress The government of British Columbia has committed to making BC the most progressive province in Canada for people with disabilities. Since …

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The Soul of Poverty

What’s to be done about the soul-destroying poverty faced by people with disabilities? Recognition would be a good place to start. Recognition that one of the biggest barriers facing people with disabilities is their poverty. …

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The World's Mine Oyster

By Doreen Shaw If, as William Shakespeare said, “The World’s Mine Oyster“, then the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) is most definitely The Pearl encapsulated within The Oyster. Kenyon is our youngest child and …

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