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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 glossy paper. You have been sleeping with this picture by your side for over a year now.
I know you… read more
Planning for our loved-one with a disability’s future can be intimidating and often one doesn’t know where to start or who to reach out to. Over the years we have discovered that the best way to start is by connecting with other families who are in the same situation, by sharing information, resources and making connections.
When we share with… read more
By Halldor K. Bjarnason & Hiva Parandian
The new rules around Qualified Disability Trusts may affect the estate planning of those who have used trusts in their wills to leave inheritance for their loved-ones with disabilities.
Over the years, trusts have become less and less beneficial from a tax perspective. Trusts are treated as separate entities for tax purposes. Each… read more
Posted by Al Etmanskion
One of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do was to not make any decisions. Not because I didn’t want to but because I didn’t know what I was dealing with. It was a disorienting experience. I had come from a job where for years I made dozens of decisions daily… read more
By Al Etmanski
In previous posts I have highlighted that social innovation is not an incremental change to the status quo but a substantive, disruptive one. Social innovations improve our ability (whether as individuals, families, networks, communities) to define and solve our challenges, rather than looking for outside help. Important by-products of social innovation should include greater resilience, less vulnerability,… read more
By Al Etmanski
Especially when you are meeting for the first time with people who are distracted by their own priorities and indifferent to yours. Whose worldview appears different than yours. Whose behaviour you may abhor. Who have considerably more power than you do. Who have the potential to cause harm to your membership or constituency. And who you want… read more
Posted by Al Etmanskion Here’s a little Valentine’s essay for all the caring change-makers out there, especially those whose efforts are ignored or misunderstood.
Marrying love with justice isn’t for the faint of heart.
It takes an open heart to fall in love with the mystery and brokenness of your challenges and to make, as the… read more
Since September 2016, DABC, Plan Institute and the BC Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS) have been helping clients to access the Disability Tax Credit (DTC) and the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) through our Access RDSP program.
Our free support includes:
RDSP information sessions
One-to-one support with the DTC
A toll-free RDSP & disability planning hotline
RDSP navigation for… read more