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Al Etmanski

Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Al is an curator, author, blogger (www.aletmanski.com), advocate and social entrepreneur specializing in innovative, multi-sector solutions to complex societal challenges.

He is currently a partner in the national collaboration, Social Innovation Generation (SIG). (http://sigeneration.ca) SiG is dedicated to scaling up innovative solutions to deeply rooted social problems and exploring new methods of financing the social sector.

Al is an Ashoka fellow, (http://canada.ashoka.org) and a faculty member of John McKnight’s Asset Based Community Development Institute (ABCD).

He is co-founder of Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network (PLAN)(www.plan.ca). He proposed and led the successful campaign to establish the world’s first savings plan for people with disabilities – the Registered Disability Savings Plan (www.RDSP.com).