Stories

Minister Finley Recognizes International Day of Persons with Disabilities

OTTAWA, ONTARIO, Dec 02, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — The Government of Canada is helping to remove obstacles and enable people with disabilities to contribute to and participate in their communities. The Honourable Diane …

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Solution Based Advocacy

By Nancy Ford After reading Donna Thomson’s article, Resilience – What does it mean?, I can’t help but wonder why we don’t have more families involved in deciding the best delivery system for disability …

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One Positive Thing Governments Can Do For Families

By Kristi Fairholm Mader Sarah and Jessie meet their son, Joe, for brunch every Sunday. After brunch, they walk him home, stopping by the grocery store to pick up some food for dinner. They …

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What is the difference between a “testamentary trust” and an inter vivos trust?

By Halldor K. Bjarnason, Lawyer (PLAN Family Partner) Many of us set up trusts for our sons and daughters.  Trusts are a useful way of protecting their inheritances (or other funds) from misuse and/or …

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