PLAN Calgary – The Road Ahead Society provides future planning resources and support to families who have a family member with a disability. Families are encouraged to envision *a good life for their family member and PLAN Calgary assists in helping that vision become a reality.
*We believe that ’a good life’ for people with disabilities is the same as a good life for anyone else: friends and family who love them, a place of one’s own, financial security, participating in decision making, and the ability to make a contribution to society.
PLAN Calgary – The Road Ahead Society is a family organization committed to supporting persons with disabilities as they develop meaningful relationships in the community, build positive lives, and create their vision for a sustainable future.
We see a community which ensures all people are surrounded by loving relationships which assist them to build a full, satisfying and meaningful life.
In all of our work, PLAN Calgary is guided and inspired by four core principles:
1. Caring relationships are the key to safety, security & a good life.
Research and experience has shown that the best guarantee of the future health and safety of an individual with a disability is the number of caring and committed family and friends actively involved in the person’s life. Cultivating loving networks of support for individuals with disabilities is the heart of PLAN Calgary’s work.
2. Contribution equals citizenship.
All people, including those with disabilities, have important contributions to make to our communities. PLAN Calgary works to ensure the people it serves are recognized for their contributions.
3. Self-sufficiency makes us more effective.
Independence from government funding enables PLAN Calgary to advocate on behalf of individuals and families without fear of negative consequences.
4. Commitment to family direction.
PLAN Calgary is structured to ensure it will always be directed by and accountable to families.