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November is Indigenous Disability Awareness Month

Guest Post Written by our friends at British Columbia Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS) In November 2015, Indigenous Disability Awareness Month (IDAM) was first recognized and officially proclaimed by the Métis Nation of British Columbia, …

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You can help protect the legal rights of people with a disability in Ontario

After 2023, a person living with a developmental disability in Ontario, who does not have legal capacity, will have to apply for guardianship and relinquish ALL THEIR LEGAL RIGHTS simply to open an RDSP. …

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Savvy Siblings Builds Financial Security for People with Disabilities

Siblings Canada is delighted to introduce Savvy Siblings: Strengthening the Financial Security of Your Sibling with a Disability. Funded by the Government of Canada and developed in partnership with PLAN, this free online course …

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Tips for Making a Will – For Caregivers and People with Disabilities

October 2-8, 2022 is Make a Will week in British Columbia, a week dedicated to encouraging people to create or update their wills. As an organization that works to improve the lives of people …

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Paid Research Study: Interviews about Disability and Reproductive Health during COVID-19 in Canada

Disability and Reproductive Health during COVID-19 is a research study about the reproductive health of women and trans people with disabilities living in Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic. Who is eligible? You may be …

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Upcoming webinars from CRA for BC/Yukon

The following webinars are hosted by Canada Revenue Agency (CRA); Plan Insitute has no affiliation with them. We are simply sharing the information so that others can take advantage of these learning opportunities. “Canada …

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Back to school resources

For parents and caregivers who have children with disabilities We all have fears and anxieties for our children when they embark on a new stage of life. For parents and caregivers who have a …

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New Financial Consumer Protection Framework

Do you have a Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP), or another account with a bank? If so, you may be happy to hear about the new Financial Consumer Protection Framework that has come into …

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CRA Webinar Invites for July 2022

 Below are the upcoming live webcasts from Canada Revenue Agency. There is no registration required for the MS Teams presentations, you will just click the link in the attached calendar. MS Teams has built-in closed …

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Federal government tables Canada Disability Benefit Act for a second time

(Toronto) – On June 2nd, 2022, the federal government took an important step towards lifting disabled Canadians out of poverty by tabling Bill C-22 to “reduce poverty and support the financial security of persons …

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