BMO Financial Group has just put out this article on discretionary trusts. It is so hot of the presses they don't have it up on the web yet. Understanding the workings, the limits and possibilities of the Henson Trust has been one of my big challenges since my parents...read more
A FOUR DAY RETREAT FOR SOCIAL INNOVATION Plan Institute is hosting a four-day learning opportunity with Canada’s leading experts in social innovation. Thinking Like A Movement (TLM) is led by Al Etmanski and Vickie Cammack together with expert special guests. Past...read more
Hello! Recently I was interviewed by Anna Maria Tremonti on CBC's The Current regarding my recent transition to being the primary caregiver of my brother, Paul a person with Down syndrome. After the interview many siblings from across Canada got in touch, each with...read more
Helen is very excited to say that since her interview on CBC, she has been in touch with PLAN Institute. Plan Institute provides training, consultation, research, publications and organizational support related to family leadership, social network facilitation, social...read more
Here is the audio file to our interview. CBC's The Currentread more
Thank you to CBC's Hallie Cotnam for capturing the struggle of our lives and the intention of the Failure Report so wonderfully. Here is our interview that aired on Ottawa Morning January 18, 2016.read more
In the realm of non-traditional caregiving for people with intellectual disabilities, innovation is needed, so in that spirit I have created my Failure Report for my first year as my brother’s caregiver.read more
Both my parents died suddenly and unexpectedly, my parents left me as the caregiver for my brother Paul, a person with Down syndrome. I was grateful that they had had the forethought to get their affairs in order long before we had to say good-bye. My parents were...read more
Entrepreneurs working with knowledge are selling ideas, solutions and information. They need to take care of your inventory but in their case, inventory is time.read more
Toronto Daily Bread Food Bank’s Ontario Budget Submission
Ontario Leaves Many Persons With Disabilities Trapped In Poverty | Huffington Post
How Ontario traps those with disabilities in lives of poverty | Toronto Star
Can you imagine this?
The Family Arm of the Disability Movement is the person we love with a disability and their parents, grandparents, sisters, brothers, cousins, caregivers, friends and neighbours. We, the family, have been an afterthought for too long, our opinions sidelines, our emotions trivialized, our needs prescribed and our resources shuttered. Enough.
What I learned from travelling with my brother
For the first time I am travelling internationally, alone on a much anticipated trip with my brother. It has been a big adventure, perhaps bigger than I anticipated.