Summary

The goal of this project was to develop a workable social policy framework that would create a new partnership between families, people with disabilities, government and the private sector. PLAN worked to implement a National Disability Investment Fund, and a Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) to help Canadians with disabilities and their families save for the future. PLAN is an advocacy network for individuals and families dealing with disabilities. They identified several concerns facing people with disabilities as they age. According to PLAN, 75% of people with disabilities receive care from their families without government support, but for the first time in history, many people with disabilities will begin outliving their parents and primary caregivers. This project intended to assess the receptivity of policy makers for Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network’s (PLAN) social policy framework for reforms.