April 10th, 2015
Vancouver, B.C. – British Columbians who have a family member with a disability can now acquire a free copy of Safe and Secure at BMO branches across B.C. The publication offers helpful information related to disability benefits, taxation, Representation Agreements, Wills, trusts and estate planning.
The 2015 Safe and Secure Extended RDSP Edition also comes with a whole new chapter…
December 15th, 2014
Flexibility helps people with disabilities earn
VICTORIA – The Province is recognizing the unique circumstances of people with disabilities by making it easier for those receiving disability assistance to earn more money with annualized earnings exemptions.
Minister of Social Development and Social Innovation Don McRae made the announcement today while marking the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.…
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
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