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$600 payment for people with disabilities approved in Parliament

We are very pleased to see that legislation was passed today that will give Canadians with disabilities a one-time benefit of $600 to help cover extra COVID19 costs. Today, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister …

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Access RDSP is Hiring!

Access RDSP is a partnership between Plan Institute, BC Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS) and Disability Alliance BC (DABC). Through this program, DABC is hiring a Community Advocate for our Access RDSP program. …

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Champions for Inclusive Health Stakeholder Coalition

Champions for Inclusive Health Stakeholder Coalition – Striving for Health Equity through Collective Action Not too long ago, Special Olympics BC received a grant from our international body to conduct basic health screenings for …

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2020 Tax Season Update

By Tom O’Dwyer, Ability Tax and Trust These are turbulent and uncertain times. While the government is taking both monetary and fiscal measures to stimulate the Canadian economy, no one can predict the impact …

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Staying Connected Webinar Series

The ability to stay connected to one another has dramatically changed over the last two months as most of us are staying home to protect ourselves, and our loved ones. As a result, many …

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The Power of Disability Concert

The Power of Disability Concert is a live-streamed celebration showcasing the power of disability through music, storytelling, and humour. It will entertain and bring joy and laughter into your lives, create a sense of …

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Available COVID-19 Financial Aid For individuals

Updated on December 8, 2020. The following document is a list of available COVID-19 financial aid compiled by Halldor Bjarnason of Access Law Group, who also facilitates Plan Institute’s Wills, Trusts, and Estates Planning …

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What Positive Financial Steps Can I Take During the Covid-19 Uncertainty?    

By Alison Izat With the Covid-19 Pandemic upon us, we’re all experiencing a sudden change to our work and home lives and an increasing level of uncertainty as to what the future looks like. …

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Using a Trust During a Pandemic

by Laurie Geschke; Helpline Advisor & Workshop Facilitator for Plan Institute This article should not be taken as legal advice. This article is only offered for information purposes and may be contradicted by clauses …

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Adversity and the Power of Disability

By Al Etmanski “The Power of Disability reminds us of what we have in common, the power to create a good life for ourselves and others no matter what the world has in store …

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