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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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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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Plan Institute – Reflecting on 20 years

A lot has changed over the last 20 years at Plan Institute, but one thing that has remained constant is our commitment to improving the lives of those living with disabilities. We are a …

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Plan Institute Welcomes New Board Members

  We are thrilled to announce five new additions to the Plan Institute Board of Directors. These new board members will join three continuing members as they guide and nurture Plan Institute’s mission. We …

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Interview with Don Shafer from The Conversation Lab

In this interview with Don Shafer from The Conversation Lab and Vancouver Co-op Radio, Cynthia Mihn from Disability Alliance BC and Nicola Dunne from Plan Institute discuss the RDSP and the work of both organizations.

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Access RDSP: Partnering to help people with disabilities build a better future

Erin’s Story Ric opened a Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) for his daughter Erin, as soon as it became available in 2008. He had heard about the RDSP through Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network (PLAN), …

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Get Started With Some RDSP Facts!

Have you ever heard of the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP)? The RDSP is a Canada-wide registered matched savings plan specific for people with disabilities to help them save money for their future. By …

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October is RDSP Awareness Month!

October 1st marks the start of RDSP Awareness Month! Please help us spread the word so that more people can learn about this incredible savings tool. We have created a guide for community organizations …

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