Securing the future for people with disabilities

$2,565 $32,435
Raised Remaining


Our goal is to ensure safe and secure futures for people with disabilities by developing Networks of Support, planning for the future and addressing the challenge of their isolation and loneliness.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

For the first time in history people with differing abilities are out-living their parents. In the next decade close to 6 million families in North America will be caring for their aging relatives with a disability. Social isolation and loneliness is the biggest challenge experienced by people with disabilities. PLAN works with individuals and their families to reduce this isolation and loneliness by building social networks of support and family-to-family connections.

How will this project solve this problem?

A Network of Support is a group that offers support and companionship to each other, inclusive of a disabled person. Warm Bear family-to-family connection reaches children and families, providing support, resources and a cuddly bear for the child.

Potential Long Term Impact

Social networks and connection are for life. The impacts are the feeling of belonging, someone to talk to, shared laughter, activities and life adventures. Strong relationships lead to healthier individuals, families and communities.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $2,565

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $2,565 .  The original project funding goal was $35,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Thanks to 22 donors like you, a total of $2,565 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Heather McArthur

Marketing and Communications Associate
Vancouver, B.C. Canada

Where is this project located?

Map of Securing the future for people with disabilities