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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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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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Supreme Court of Canada considers Henson Trusts in S.A. v. Metro Vancouver Housing Corp.

Canada’s top court reviews the concept of Henson Trusts for the first time in a case involving a B.C. woman with disabilities. By: Ken M. Kramer, Q.C. and Audrey Jun, KMK Law Estate Lawyers  …

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Zero Project 2019

“Our mission is working for a world with zero barriers. Worldwide, the Zero Project finds and shares models that improve the daily lives and legal rights of all persons with disabilities.” – Zero Project …

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Help us Celebrate Plan Institute’s 20th Anniversary!

This year marks Plan Institute’s 20th year of working to improve the lives of people with disabilities and their families. We are excited and grateful to have been able to do this work and …

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Empowering Ability Podcast on Personal Support Network Facilitation

Rebecca Pauls, Director of our sister organization, Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network (PLAN), was recently on the Empowering Ability podcast, informing listeners about the importance of building Personal Support Networks! You might have heard of support circles, circles, microboards, …

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Accessibility grants help break down barriers to inclusion

A press release from Social Development and Poverty Reduction – the release was timed in observance of the United Nations’ International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2018. See original posting here. Sixteen accessibility projects throughout British …

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Today, December 3rd 2018, marks the 27th annual United Nations International Day of Personals with Disabilities (IDPD) – a day marked to acknowledge and empower those living with disabilities and to encourage countries around …

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