Andre Picard, Globe & Mail – December 14, 2006

December 14, 2006 – Andre Picard’s follow-up to the release of the Expert Panel’s Report in the Globe & Mail. Read the article.

Andre Picard, Globe & Mail – December 13, 2006

December 13, 2006 – Andre Picard’s coverage of the release of the expert panel’s report in the Globe & Mail. Read the article.

Minister of Finance Press Release – December 12, 2006

The Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, today received recommendations from an expert panel appointed last summer to examine ways to help parents save for the long-term financial security of a child with a severe disability. Read the Press...

Expert Panel Report – December 12, 2006

The Disability Savings Plan took a huge step towards reality in December, 2006. An Expert Panel established by Minister Flaherty recommended the creation of a Disability Savings Plan; a Disability Savings Grant and a Canada Disability Bond. The recommendations,...

Policy Analysis and Research

PLAN commissioned two research papers to deepen our understanding and direct our efforts in creating a Registered Disabilities Savings Plan: Disability Savings Plan: Policy Milieu and Model Development To deepen our understanding of the implications of implementing a Disability...

Ted Kuntz – CBC Commentary

August 2004 When Canada’s First Ministers meet to search for innovative ways to promote health care while managing costs, they ought to consider the creation of new ways to assist families to plan for the future for family members...

New Ingredients for the Fiscal Pie

The Caledon Institute of Social Policy, December 2003, supported the concept of pooling family resources as an innovative solution, in which people with disabilities, families and the federal government would be partners. Read the Commentary by Sherri Torjman.

A Good Life

PLAN’s work on the Registered Disability Savings Plan began when we identified a gap in public policy. Our institutions had yet to respond to the emerging social phenomenon of people with disabilities outliving their parents. This gap, along with...