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Staying socially connected during the global pandemic

For more than three decades, PLAN has been connecting people who are isolated and vulnerable to caring neighbours and community members. As a result, they have accumulated a wealth of knowledge around keeping people …

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The Importance of Planning for After You Are Gone

Planning for the future is something we value very highly here at Plan Institute. We also know that the topic of planning for one’s death is often a challenging topic to even think about, …

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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 took one look at …

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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‚Äôs mission. We …

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Plan Institute 20th Anniversary Video

This year, Plan Institute celebrates 20 years of working to improve the lives of people living with disabilities. In this video, we discuss why Plan Institute was founded, what has been accomplished over the …

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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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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 understanding of the challenges …

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