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Staying socially connected during the global pandemic

For more than three decades, PLAN has been connecting people who are isolated and vulnerable to caring neighbours and community members. As a result, they have accumulated a wealth of knowledge around keeping people …

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Changes to Plan Institute’s In-Person Workshops

Plan Institute has decided to transition all our in-person workshops to our webinar-based format, on a temporary basis. This is a precautionary measure due to increased health concerns in Canada and globally. This decision …

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The Importance of Planning for After You Are Gone

Planning for the future is something we value very highly here at Plan Institute. We also know that the topic of planning for one’s death is often a challenging topic to even think about, …

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What Ted and Josh Kuntz Taught Me

This is a story from the new book by Al Etmanski, The Power of Disability:10 Lessons for Surviving, Thriving, and Changing the World.   Diversity strengthens our social immune system. It is key to …

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What Gord Walker Taught Me

This is a story from the book The Power of Disability:10 Lessons for Surviving, Thriving, and Changing the World, by Al Etmanski The first time I met Gord Walker, he took one look at …

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Erin’s RDSP Story

Ric Tesan is an RDSP workshop facilitator with Plan Institute and, more importantly, the father of a daughter with a disability, Erin. Ric has graciously shared Erin’s RDSP story with us! We opened a …

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The Power of Disability – A new book by Al Etmanski

  “Everyone has a gift, including what others describe as a deficiency or disadvantage. Understanding that may one day save the human race.” – Judith Snow One-seventh of the people on the planet have …

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5 Tools to Help You Plan for a Secure Financial Future

At Plan Institute, one of our main focuses has always been to help people living with disabilities and their families navigate the complex planning and decision-making processes required to secure a strong financial future. …

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What are personal networks of support?

Most of us have informal social support networks – persons we count on and confide in; people who help us out: relatives, friends, colleagues, and acquaintances. But for those who are marginalized due to …

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10th Annual Federal Policy Forum on Inclusion: Why am I poor?

By Andrea Podruski, Plan Institute Board Member On Monday, December 2nd, the Canadian Association for Community Living and People First Canada based in Ottawa, hosted the 10th Annual Federal Policy Forum on Inclusion: Why …

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