The New RDSP: From Poverty to Equity

Al Etmanski, Co-Founder and President of PLAN recently blogged on the potential and power of the RDSP to leverage people out of poverty.  Here is a sample from his post: “Fighting poverty by encouraging savings is now being championed...

Election Platforms: What different parties are saying about disability

What are the different parties saying around the issue of disability during the current federal election campaign?  Here’s a brief overview: Liberal Party “Among the most sacred of Canadian values is this core belief: the true measure of a...

PLAN’s Chair Responds to Election Promises

As a family member, I welcome Prime Minister Harper’s two election announcements today: 1) To allow the proceeds of RRSPs or RRIFs to be rolled over to the RDSP of a son, daughter or grandchild with a disability, 2) To...

RDSP – Issuer Agreements and FAQs

For anyone who is interested, the Canadian Revenue Agency came out with a webpage which provides a template of what issuers (financial institutions) might use for drafting agreements with anyone wanting to sign up for an RDSP.  This “sample...

Review of the Registered Disability Savings Plan

I thought it might be useful to run through a quick review of the Registered Disability Savings Plan. I find it very easy to get caught up in all the small details surrounding the RDSP, and as such, will...

Saskatchewan Exempts the RDSP

Exciting news!  Yet another province has decided to exempt the RDSP from affecting Disability Benefits.  Saskatchewan put out a news release earlier today from the Ministry of Social Services indicating that the RDSP will not affect the calculations for...

RDSP – Election Impact

With the serious possibility of an election in the Fall many people are wondering whether this will impact the launch of the RDSP in December. There are a few reasons why the upcoming election should not concern people who...