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January 21st, 2014


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Setting Goals for 2014

January 15th, 2014

It’s that that time of year again when we are given the opportunity to make resolutions and start fresh. In order to help you get started, we’ve compiled a short list of  some attainable goals for 2014. Good luck! • Join a group or club
Whether it’s a book club, a knitting group or a sports team, being around like-minded…
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Donna Thomson in Vancouver

January 15th, 2014

Plan Institute is thrilled to welcome Donna Thomson to Vancouver!

We will be hosting two events; the first, an evening of discussion with Donna about her book, The Four Walls of My Freedom, on Thursday, February 13, 2014 from 7-9pm. This family memoir takes the reader through her own experiences raising her son, Nicholas, who has cerebral palsy, and…
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A New Year Reflection on Caregiver Identity

January 15th, 2014

By Donna Thomson
 
It’s almost New Year’s Eve – that day when lots of folks make resolutions for positive change.  Gyms and health clubs are usually busy in January, full of people with good intentions for healthy living.  Today and tomorrow, many will ponder how to set a new course for 2014. For caregivers, change is not so easy.  We…
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Ministry Update on the Disability White Paper Community Consultation

January 3rd, 2014

Happy New Year!   We are now reaching the end of Week Five of the Disability White Paper Consultation. Almost 6,200 people have visited the website with almost 200 comments posted online or submitted via the other avenues available (i.e., mail, email, telephone, Twitter, ASL video).   Registrations are going well for the 19 in-person community consultations but we still…
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New Beginnings

January 3rd, 2014

By Micheal Oswald
 So it’s 2014 now, huh? That means a whole new beginning. I can only speculate on what new opportunities lay in store for me. If I were to reflect on last year’s accomplishments and apply them to the current situation, I could say that I may have a new book in the works, I may continue doing…
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The PLAN Christmas Party

December 16th, 2013

Last Thursday night, the PLAN community came together to celebrate the holiday season. We had an amazing time and were so happy that so many people came out. Merry Christmas!

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Gingersnap Cookies

December 14th, 2013

By Laurie Geschke 3/4 cup butter 3/4 cup honey (or 1 cup brown sugar) 3/4 cup molasses 1 egg 2 ½ cups flour (or 2 1/4 cup flour, if using sugar) 2 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt 1 rounded tsp ground ginger  (be less generous if using white flour) 1 rounded tsp ground cinnamon   (be less generous if using…
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Christmas Questionnaire

December 14th, 2013

We asked some of our members what they like most about the holidays. Here are their responses: 1. What is the most important thing about Christmas to you?   Michelle: Getting together with family, friends and network members, having turkey dinner with the works, getting presents, and being happy which means decorating.
Nora: Food, Presents and Christmas Music all rank equally!
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What’s new for this tax-filing season?

December 12th, 2013

Did you know? You may be eligible for new or improved tax relief measures and services when filing your 2013 income tax and benefit return. Important facts First-time donor’s super credit – This new credit for first-time donors gives an extra 25% credit for cash donations when you claim your charitable donations tax credit. This means you can get a…
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