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Reflecting on 20 Years of Creating a Kinder World for People with Disabilities: A Q&A with Board Chair, Ted Kuntz

Ted Kuntz Ted is a parent, author, and a retired psychotherapist. Ted has been involved in the disability movement for more than 30 years. Ted and his family became one of PLAN’s youngest Lifetime …

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Help us Celebrate Plan Institute’s 20th Anniversary!

This year marks Plan Institute’s 20th year of working to improve the lives of people with disabilities and their families. We are excited and grateful to have been able to do this work and …

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Happy Holidays from Plan Institute

From all of us here at Plan Institute – we want to wish you a safe and happy holiday season! We sincerely appreciate everyone who supports our mission, shares our values and contributes to …

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Empowering Ability Podcast on Personal Support Network Facilitation

Rebecca Pauls, Director of our sister organization, Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network (PLAN), was recently on the Empowering Ability podcast, informing listeners about the importance of building Personal Support Networks! You might have heard of support circles, circles, microboards, …

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Accessibility grants help break down barriers to inclusion

A press release from Social Development and Poverty Reduction – the release was timed in observance of the United Nations’ International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2018. See original posting here. Sixteen accessibility projects throughout British …

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Today, December 3rd 2018, marks the 27th annual United Nations International Day of Personals with Disabilities (IDPD) – a day marked to acknowledge and empower those living with disabilities and to encourage countries around …

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Investment in workplace technology helps people with disabilities

A press release from Social Development and Poverty Reduction View original post here.   A new WorkBC contract that equips people with adaptive technology will open up employment opportunities for people with disabilities and help …

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Indigenous Disability Awareness Month

Guest Post written by our friends at British Columbia Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS) In November 2015, Indigenous Disability Awareness Month (IDAM) was first recognized and officially proclaimed by the Métis Nation British …

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People With Disabilities Should Be Leaders In Implementing Accessibility

By Al Etmanski The recently proposed Accessible Canada Act and the just released Senate report on essential fixes for Revenue Canada concerning the disability tax credit, Breaking Down Barriers, are stellar achievements for advocates with disabilities and …

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Can Care-Giving Ever Be a Form of Self-Care? Maybe!

by Donna Thomson This afternoon I pulled our daughter close in a long embrace as I whispered “goodbye, I love you”. Natalie and her partner Alex were with us for a week at the …

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