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

December 15th, 2014

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 millions. The definition of social innovation is varied and constantly evolving. For the purpose of this exhibit, we borrowed Frances…
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Desjardins Exempts all Transaction Fees for RDSP Beneficiaries

December 10th, 2014

In January 2015, Desjardins Group will introduce discounts that will help its young members save on service charges and potentially get their monthly transaction plan for free. Also new, members who are beneficiaries of registered disability savings plans will be exempt from all transaction fees. “These discounts for Desjardins members will make our plans more affordable by helping more members…
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Talking Turkey About Eldercare Over the Holidays

December 4th, 2014

By Jennifer Tucker, Vice-President, Homewatch CareGivers International, a home care brand whose locations provide care and support to elders so they can age safely in their own homes. Going home for the holidays can be a joyous time of celebrating and reminiscing with loved ones.  It’s also a time to check in with relatives, and make sure everyone is…
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Disability Tax Credit (DTC) Consultation Opportunity with CRA

November 30th, 2014

You have until December 15, 2014 to participate.
__ The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is committed to consulting with Canadians on The Disability Tax Credit Promoters Restrictions Act, and to seek feedback on how to simplify the disability tax credit application process and clarify the steps Canadians need to take to apply for the credit. Message from the Minister
The…
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Five Tips for New Caregivers

November 27th, 2014

By Jacob Edward As Americans, we tend to forget that care giving has existed for almost as long as humans have been around. Recently, with the recession in 2008, more people are living in multigenerational homes. In many other countries, multigenerational living is the norm, but for us we’re still working out the kinks. Maybe you became a caregiver gradually,…
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Law Commission of Ontario Releases Final Report on Capacity and Legal Representation for the Federal RDSP

November 27th, 2014

TORONTO, Nov. 27, 2014 /CNW/ – The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) today releases its final report in its Capacity and Legal Representation for the Federal RDSP project. The Government of Ontario requested that the LCO undertake a review of how adults with disability might be better enabled to participate in the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP). The RDSP is…
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Law Commission of Ontario Releases Final Report on Capacity and Legal Representation for the Federal RDSP

November 27th, 2014

TORONTO, Nov. 27, 2014 /CNW/ – The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) today releases its final report in its Capacity and Legal Representation for the Federal RDSP project. The Government of Ontario requested that the LCO undertake a review of how adults with disability might be better enabled to participate in the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP). The RDSP is…
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Preparing for The Holidays – A Caregivers’ Conversation

November 25th, 2014

This week, I had the pleasure of chatting with other caregivers about how we prepare for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I had this online chat on the wonderful site Caregiving.com which led me continue my reflections on holiday preparations yesterday: I sent this video chat to another caregiver friend to begin a personal conversation about how we prepare for the holidays.…
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Good Friends vs Toxic Friends

November 20th, 2014

Telling the difference between good friends and toxic friends is especially important for caregivers.  Caregivers simply don’t have the dual luxuries of boundless time and energy to invest in friendships that are not reciprocal.  So, here’s a quick guide to recognising good friends and toxic friends. TOXIC FRIENDS For caregivers, there are two common types of toxic friends; the troll…
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LIFE GETS EASIER WITH CONNECTION TO A CIRCLE OF CARE

November 19th, 2014

This week, I was honoured to contribute an article to The Home Care Technology Report, a publication of Rowan Consulting Associates.  Tim Rowan is a consultant and information broker on everything to do with home care and technology.  I’m pleased to tell you that I’ve had a huge and positive response to this article from caregivers and health…
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