Current happenings at Planned Lifetime Networks
Welcome to our Planned Lifetime Networks – Waterloo Region (PLN) website. At PLN we believe we are better together! Relationships are the foundation of building a great life and safe future for all, regardless of ability or circumstance. As well, wise financial and future planning today ensures a great life for a vulnerable loved one tomorrow and for their lifetime.
At Planned Lifetime Networks, we provide for both of these essentials, building social support networks, and education on critical issues regarding future security.
Do you have a relative or friend isolated due to disability or circumstance? Please explore our site where we have information and links which may be useful to you.
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Coming Events and Announcements
PLN is now accepting applications for Network Coordinator position. See Network Coordinator_Ad for details. Network Coordinator Job Description.
Looking to get involved? PLN is looking for connectors to work with families to build networks. See attached flyer.
May 16th – Registered Disability Savings Plan
June 8th – Henson Trust Wills and Trust Administration
Our theme for the 2016 Side by Side Art Show is “ART and Soul”!
If you are interested in contributing artwork to this show please email us (address below) to let me know. We will be distributing 12″x12″ wooden panels by February 1st. These need to be submitted by April 15th. Artists may use any media they choose (as long as it can be hung on a wall). We welcome Artists, those who want to be artists, those who like to dabble and anyone who likes to create. How about you? Think about it and let us know. firstname.lastname@example.org
!!NEW!! Elmira Art Workshops – A Great Success
Recent articles of interest:
Program that helps intellectually disabled adults live independently gets provincial funding
CBC – The Current Feb 1 2016
– Today we bring you the story of Helen who became her brother’s caregiver after their parents died. Paul has Downs Syndrome and Helen says it’s time for Ontario to step offer more supports for non-traditional caregivers. Read Helen Ries’s article “I Know Your Loneliness”
DSO Central West Region would like to provide you with some information from the Ministry of Community and Social Services regarding sheltered workshops
CBC The Current-Housing for individuals with a disability
Select Committee on Developmental Services – Final Report
TED Talk: Making Stress Your Friend
No more wait lists for disabled in Ontario, all-party report urges
Adults with Special Needs serve coffee and smiles to Guelph library partons
CBC Sunday Edition Documentary House of Dreams
Bank of Montreal calls for improvements to RDSP
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