This is a repeating eventoctober 3, 2017 6:00 pm
Safe and Secure Book Club Planning for the Future Hosted by Citizen Advocacy Ottawa, Lifetime Networks, and Walking In My Shoes A monthly meeting for parents and caregivers of a person with a disability
Safe and Secure Book Club
Planning for the Future
Hosted by Citizen Advocacy Ottawa, Lifetime Networks, and Walking In My Shoes
A monthly meeting for parents and caregivers of a person with a disability to meet, review, discuss and learn together with the help of a knowledgeable facilitator.
The Safe and Secure book is packed with information and resources to help you ensure your hopes and plans are met for your child. The resources will help you develop a positive future, built on strong relations and real opportunity.
1st Tuesday of the month
6:00pm – 8:00pm
October 3 – Clarifying Your Vision
Learn about creating a vision for the desired future for your relative with a disability. A clear vision reflects your values, your traditions and your family history. We will look at addressing hopes and dreams as well as fears and worries to clarify and share your vision of a desired future.
November 7 – Nurturing Friendship
The best way to ensure a safe and secure future for your family member with a disability is the number of caring and committed friends, family members, and supporters actively involved in their life. This chapter will focus on developing and sustaining these relationships to create a personal support network.
December 5 – Creating a Home
Creating a home is about looking not only at the type of physical structure that best suits your family member, but making sure that they have control over the environment where they live – ensuring it reflects their personality and their choices, and with people they would like to live with. This chapter will look at making a house a home.
February 6 – Making Sound Decisions
In this step, you will look at the ways in which you and your family member can create your own balance between safety and choice. The concept of supported decision-making will be introduced and you will also learn about the types of powers of attorney available to you.
Mar 6 & Apr 3– Achieving Financial Security – Wills, Trusts and the RDSP
This chapter will provide you with an overview of how to plan for and protect the financial well-being of your family member with a disability both now and in the future. This chapter highlights the key tools at your disposal including will and estate planning, discretionary trusts (Henson Trusts) and the RDSP.
May 1 – Securing Your Plan
Achieving a good life and secure future for your relative requires careful attention to many key elements. This chapter will look at bringing together these details to create a vivid plan for the future. It will also discuss how to put this plan into action, including who will execute and monitor the plan when you are no longer around.
SPACE IS LIMITED – RESERVE YOUR SPOT
*Open to members of Lifetime Networks, Walking In My Shoes and Independent Facilitation and Person-Directed Planning*
(Tuesday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
Citizen Advocacy Ottawa
312 Parkdale Ave Ottawa, Ontario
Citizen Advocacy of Ottawa