PLAN Institute History & Impact
Incorporated in 1999, as a “citizen sector” charitable organization, PLAN Institute was created by Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network to support individuals, families, social innovators, entrepreneurs, professionals, organizations and communities who are interested in learning about the values, concepts and actions of caring citizens.
PLAN Institute provides training, consultation, research, publications and organizational support related to family leadership, social network facilitation, social enterprise, caring citizenship, dialogue and social innovation. Through policy reform, leadership development, social network facilitation , social enterprise and dialogue, our work is focused on connecting people, ideas and actions.
While PLAN was formed to support families in the Vancouver area to create a safe and secure future for their loved ones, many families from other communities are interested in the model. PLAN Institute was created to disseminate the values, practices and underlying theory behind PLAN to national and international audiences. Plan Institute provides training, consultation and research related to leadership development, social network facilitation, social enterprise, caring citizenship and social innovation to a wide variety of groups and organizations in the citizen and public sectors.
First Canadian non-profit organization to conduct an externally verified social audit.
Successfully overhauled adult guardianship legislation in British Columbia.
Fostered the global Philia Dialogue on caring citizenship.