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A Sad Announcement About PLAN’s Co-Founder

December 12th, 2014

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of PLAN co-founder Jack Collins. Jack passed away on Friday, December 5, 2014. Jack was a loving father to his daughters Pam and Shelley. Every parent in British Columbia who has a son or daughter with a disability will know or has been impacted by Jack. Jack was one of…
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Demystifying Definitions That Could Definitely Derail You

November 19th, 2014

BC Disability Assistance: Financial support plus medical, dental and pharmaceutical benefits provided to people with disabilities in British Columbia. Beneficiary: A person to whom you leave things or who is entitled to receive things through a trust (money, gifts, insurance policy, RRSP, trust). Bequest: A gift of a specific item of property or a specific amount of cash identified in…
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Sights on Your Future Looking Hazy? The Future Planning Tool for People With Disabilities Can Help

November 19th, 2014

Federal Minister Candice Bergen announces funding for Future Planning Tool For over 25 years, PLAN has been providing peace of mind for people with disabilities and those who care for them. As a family-lead organization, our members have become experts in developing lifelong personal networks of support and friendship around their relatives with a disability. We have learned the ins…
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Clear Confusion With The RDSP Calculator

November 18th, 2014

“Follow me!!” shouted Tanya to her brother, while bursting through a huge snowdrift near the top of Gold Pan, her favourite run at Whitewater Ski Resort. “That was amazing!” she beamed as they skidded to a halt near the chairlift. Tanya’s faced was radiant as she took in the beauty of BC’s Selkirk mountain peaks all around her. If she…
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Harper Government invests in new online financial planning initiative for Canadians with disabilities

November 6th, 2014

VANCOUVER, Nov. 4, 2014 /CNW/ – Today, the Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development) announced an investment through the Social Development Partnerships Program – Disability Component (SDPP-D) of $427,626 to the Plan Institute for Citizenship and Disability and Prosper Canada for their project, “Future Planning Tool for Persons with Disabilities.” Minister Bergen made the announcement with the…
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Federal Disability Planning Tool Project Announcement Event with PLAN: 10:30AM, Nov 4, 595 Burrard St

October 31st, 2014

Recently, the federal department ESDC (Employment and Social Development Canada) approved funding for PLAN and Prosper Canada to develop an online Future Planning Tool for Canadians with disabilities and their caregivers. They are holding an announcement event this coming Tuesday at 10:30AM at the main BMO branch downtown, 595 Burrard.Minister Candice Bergen will speak, Al Etmanski will emcee and a…
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October is RDSP Month

October 20th, 2014

By Joel Crocker
 
The Province of BC has declared October 2014 as the first Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) Awareness Month. British Columbia’s Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation (MSDSI) has made this announcement to help raise awareness among people with disabilities, their families and friends about the benefits of RDSPs as a tool to save for the future.…
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Tycho’s Chicken Chili

October 18th, 2014

The partner of our lovely Office Assistant is an amazing cook and recently made a huge batch of this chili which she brought in for lunch everyday for a week. We all got to try it and it has become a fall favourite around the office. It is so hearty, healthy and most importantly, delicious! Prep time: 30 mins
Cooking…
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Want to learn about Grounded Change?

September 30th, 2014

SiG and In With Forward are hosting 4 online seminars in October and November to share & debate their approach to working with folks, from the ground-up, to develop new programs and policies. Click here to find out more!
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Semiahmoo House Society Inclusive Apartment Project

September 25th, 2014

By Doug Tennant
  Fifty years ago, there were really only two places for adults with developmental disabilities to live in Canada: with their family or in an institution. In 2014, we know that the best place for people to live is in their community, but, sadly, there are still too few living options for people who have developmental disabilities. Many…
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