Online Educational Speakers Forum

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Phone: 403-327-4305

See our Online Program Guide for technical details.

Learn ways to better support your loved one and yourself from experts in the field of schizophrenia. 

Our online educational speakers forum provides SSA family members and caregivers with the opportunity to hear doctors and other experts speak on important topics related to schizophrenia. 

Because the program is run online with the presenter on live video chat, you can attend from wherever you are as long as you have an internet connection.

Questions will be taken throughout the forum. You can participate through instant messaging, via microphone, or with full video chat. You're free to choose whatever format feels most comfortable to you.

Guardianship & Trusteeship

Date: Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm

Speakers: Gordon & Annie VanderLeek

This presentation is for families seeking up-to-date information concerning guardianship and trusteeship, getting the Capacity Assessment Report, the intersection with Estate Planning and Trust Planning, accounting obligations, consideration in choosing a guardian and trustee and current AISH rules. The discussion will also cover how financial planning can impact your family’s situation as well as the mechanics of a Registered Disability Savings Plan. As a bonus, participants will receive Mr. VanderLeek's "White Paper" on Estate Planning for Special Needs Children.

Speakers Overview:

Gordon VanderLeek is a lawyer whose main practice area is wills, estates and trust law. Gordon has been a frequent speaker on the topic of Estate Planning for families that have special needs children, including topics of trust planning, the AISH rules, Registered Disability Savings Plans to name a few. Annie is a Disability Advocate with the firm.


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