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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. https://www.spreaker.com/user/coopradio/plan-institute?utm_medium=widget&utm_source=user%3A10551881&utm_term=episode_title

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Q&A with Incoming Board Chair Stefan Wittman

Stefan Wittman has lived his entire life as the younger sibling of his brother Michael who has Cerebral Palsy. His upbringing uniquely shaped his worldview as he developed a profound […]

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Our Journey to Increase the Uptake of the Registered Disability Savings Plan in BC

Throughout the past 20 years of our existence as an organization, we have taken on many projects and embarked upon many missions, all with the goal of ensuring that families […]

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