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Access RDSP receives continued funding

We are thrilled to announce that the Access RDSP partnership between BC Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS), Disability Alliance BC (DABC) and Plan Institute has received another three years of funding from the […]

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New Resource: Guide to the DTC and RDSP for Newcomers with Disabilities

Disability Alliance BC, Plan Institute, and the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants have developed a new guide intended to help frontline workers in settlement agencies and advocates introduce newcomers […]

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Meet the Helpline Advisors

Do you have any disability-related questions for yourself or a loved one?  Did you know that we have a free Disability Planning Helpline that you can call toll-free from anywhere […]

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Accessible Housing Network seeks researcher to undertake Canadian survey

The Accessible Housing Network (AHN), a collaboration of over 35 Canadian non-profits, advocates for changing Canadian Building Codes to mandate that all new housing be universal design – fully accessible […]

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Happy National Volunteer Week!

Volunteers are essential to the success of Plan Institute and many other non-profits across Canada. We have been very fortunate to have worked with so many fantastic volunteers over the […]

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Happy Retirement, Helene!

It is with deep gratitude and warm hearts that we announce the retirement of our friend and long-time helpline advisor, Helene Eshbach. Helene was the very first advisor hired for […]

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We have to talk to anybody and everybody to get the Canada Disability Benefit

By Rabia Khedr It’s important that we have conversations about disability poverty everywhere we can. I spend a lot of time talking to people. From individuals living the experience to […]

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CRA Webinar Invites for March 2022

  Upcoming Live Webinars from Canada Revenue Agency *Please note that they will be changing their virtual platform from WebEx to MS Teams effective March 21, 2022. There is no […]

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Tax Tips & Resources for People with Disabilities

Information provided by Plan Institute and Disability Alliance BC The process of filing a tax return every year can seem confusing, time-consuming, and technical. However, the reality is that filing […]

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Paid Research Opportunity for youth with disabilities/mental health challenges and/or caregivers

CanAssist at the University of Victoria Provincial Employment Strategy for Youth with Disabilities  Are you between 15-29 years of age, self-identify with a disability, mental health challenge and/or experience with […]

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