Health  Canada Project #1510

Securing the future for people with disabilities

by Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network (PLAN)


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.

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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.


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.

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.

Additional Documentation

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


PLAN Institute
The Belonging Initiative

Organization Information

Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network (PLAN)

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia - Canada
Website: http:/​/​
Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network (PLAN)
Heather McArthur
Project Leader:
Heather McArthur
Marketing and Communications Associate
Vancouver, B.C. Canada

Funded Project!

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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