Al Etmanski and Vickie Cammack are visionary social thinkers. They are co-founders of PLAN, the Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network, a non-profit which has changed the lives of thousands of families who have a loved one with a disability. They responded to the question…”Who will care for our sons and daughters after we are gone?”. Al advocated for solutions to enable BC parents to plan the financial future security for their children most recently spearheading the Registered Disability Savings Plan. Vickie led the development of a family succession plan, a model of personal support networks that would replace the many roles fulfilled by parents while alive. Adopted across Canada and around the world, PLAN and its related organizations Tyze Personal Network and PLAN Institute for Caring Citizenship have transformed the lives of thousands of families.
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