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Rainbow Paddling

By Dallas Hinton (Reposted from 2014)

Nora on the lake

Our daughter Nora, born with Down’s Syndrome, has for some years been known as Rainbow—she chose that name because she love nature and it seemed to suit her. At the end of Grade 10 …

Four Ways to Have Fun This Summer  

We asked a few of our members about what they get up to in the summer. Here are their responses:


Corey – Disk Golf


Corey is an energetic man with a big heart who loves to chat and tell stories. …

Do you know Patrick?

Patrick is moving out from his parent’s place and is looking for the perfect person, couple or family to share a home with. He asked us to help spread the word!


So here goes:

Patrick is very outgoing, loves children …

I Know Your Loneliness

Contemplative Teenage Boy with Down Syndrome

Image courtesy of Gary Radler:

By Helen Ries

I can see the little picture poking out from under your pillow. It is dog-eared and crumpled but the smiling faces of our mother and father still beam up from the …

The Phil Allen Story


Phil with his stamp collection and personal amplifier.

Phil Allen is an amazing man, loving husband to wife Wendy, PLAN member, and loyal friend to so many. He knows first hand the danger of labels and the devastating effects of …

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: PLAN BC partners with BMO on distribution of disability resource written by Order of Canada Recipient

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, …

RDSP Named One of Top 10 Social Innovations – Global Shapers Ottawa

The history of social innovation in Canada is full of the stories of rebels, innovators, and risk takers. The organizations, people, and ideas highlighted below have fundamentally transformed the systems we live in and have collectively enriched the lives of … Continued

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My RDSP Story

By Julia Ansbacher  


Hi! My name is Julia. I am 35 years old and live in Coquitlam, BC. From the time that I was born, I had a learning disability. When I was 33, I was very sick and had …

The Bromley Story: Saving for Three

By Kathy Bromley  

Shannon & Michael

As a family we have volunteered with a variety of organizations to ensure that Shannon’s life includes a sense of contribution. My son and I trained and became ski instructors with Vancouver Adaptive Snow Sports, Rob was …

Dreams for Shannon Include a Home of Her Own

By Kathy Bromley

Shannon & Michael

From the day our son Michael was born, he began working on his independence. As a toddler, he would prefer to do things for himself rather than rely on us. As he started school and began playing …

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