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Strategic Inquiry: A Wise Starting Point Starts with Listening

March 24th, 2016

By Sean Moore Not all wisdom is ancient. But surely, one of the wisest, and most useful, pearls of advice I’ve encountered in my working life comes from the Roman statesman Cicero, more than 2000 years ago. If you’re interested, as I am, in the dynamics and principles of persuasion in both public affairs as well as everyday life, you…
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Economic Citizenship – Setting the post-RDSP agenda – By Al Etmanski

March 9th, 2016

The Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) enables Canadians with disabilities to do something most of us take for granted, save money. Already the accumulated amount in registered plans across Canada exceeds $2 billion. By itself, this is not enough to reduce one of the biggest handicaps experienced by people with disabilities, poverty. We need something like a pension or a…
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Food Connection Friend Potluck Dinner

March 7th, 2016


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Free webcast: Addressing Loneliness

February 26th, 2016


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Nurture friendship

February 24th, 2016

Image curtesy of Gary Radler: garyradler.com By Al Etmanski, excerpt from Safe and Secure There is probably no one who can ever look after your relative with the same persistence, interest, and determination as you do. That’s a fact. However, unless you’ve tapped into the fountain of youth, you won’t be around forever. That’s a fact, too. So what’s the
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Legislation streamlines access to disability assistance

February 12th, 2016

Social Development and Social Innovation Minister Michelle Stilwell will introduce legislation today that will make it easier for some people with disabilities to receive disability assistance. The proposed legislation will allow government to prescribe groups of people as Persons with Disabilities (PWD) without them completing a 28-page application or additional assessments by medical practitioners. They will still need to apply…
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Sister-turned-caregiver highlights lack of support for brother with Down Syndrome

February 1st, 2016

Paul Knoll, his sister Helen Ries and her husband, all live together in Ottawa. Paul has Down Syndrome, and last year, after their mother died, it changed their lives completely. ​Over the past year, Helen has stepped into the role of being Paul’s caregiver.  And it’s been quite a year. In fact, when she went to blog about the past…
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Launch Party for Kudoz, a new kind of social startup

January 22nd, 2016

Join our friends at Kudoz for their launch party! See details below. Dear Friends and Colleagues, Kudoz is the first of it’s kind. Join us for a special launch party of a new kind of social startup and celebration of a year of learning and splendid experiences ahead. What: Resolutionary: Kudoz Launch Party When: Friday, January 29, 2016, 7:30pm-9:30pm Where:
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Economic Citizenship – Setting the post-RDSP agenda

December 18th, 2015

The Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) enables Canadians with disabilities to do something most of us take for granted, save money. Already the accumulated amount in registered plans across Canada exceeds $2 billion. By itself, this is not enough to reduce one of the biggest handicaps experienced by people with disabilities, poverty. However, the RDSP sets three precedents, which might…
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Families Make Brave Leaders

November 18th, 2015

I found out on Facebook. It was a photo of my friends from PLAN in the halls of provincial parliament that made me pause. And then I read the news – BC people receiving disability pension benefits would now be able to have personal assets of up to $100,000. I wept. I wept because if BC can do it, so…
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