PLAN Institute

Our Work

Plan Institute was created to support individuals, families, communities, and professionals who are interested in learning about the values, concepts and actions of caring citizens. Our work seeks to support a belief in the transforming power of community, and the desire to mobilize leadership, across local and global theories of citizenship, towards a universal theory of belonging.

Plan Institute engages with a wide array of partners to host innovative initiatives for change with 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 entrepreneurship, social network facilitation and dialogue, our work is focused on connecting people, ideas and actions.

Some of Plan Institute’s accomplishments include:

Sharing PLAN’s proven approach to social network development.

Supporting the development of over 30 replications of the PLAN model worldwide. [PLAN Replications]

Building capacity and sparking innovation through leadership training for families and professionals, both nationally and internationally. Our workshops and learning initiatives identify the main priorities and concerns of people with disabilities and their families.

Leading an exploration of social innovation and sustainability in Canada. [SIG]

Hosting regional and national dialogues on nurturing caring communities.


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