Ontario Comes Out in Full Support of the RDSP – Complete Exemption!

Ontario’s Government has shown that they understand the will of individuals and families to help save for the future and have completely exempted the Registered Disability Savings Plan from affecting qualification for individuals receiving social assistance from the province....

Quebec Partially Exempts the RDSP from affecting Disability Benefits

Quebec is the first province/territory to not fully exempt the Registered Disability Savings Plan.  Quebec has amended the Individual and Family Assistance Regulations to include the Registered Disability Savings Plan as an exempt asset, but has only partially exempted...

Only in Canada: World’s first RDSP puts trust in families

Al Etmanski, President and Co-Founder of Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network did an Op-Ed piece for the Vancouver Sun which came out today.  The piece provides a really good overview of the RDSP and also outlines why this is such...

Congratulations – Alberta Exempts the RDSP!!!

Exciting days as we prepare for the launch of the RDSP.  Today Alberta came out and annouced that they will be fully exempting the RDSP as an asset and income for people receiving provincial financial assistance programs.  This means...

Vickie Cammack Named In Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women: Globe and Mail

Vickie Cammack, Co-Founder of PLAN and current Executive Director of PLAN Institute was honoured yesterday as one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women at a ceremony in Toronto.  The award recognizes remarkable Canadian women in eight different categories of excellence...

Things to keep in mind when setting up a Registered Disability Savings Plan

Reminder: if you are new to this blog and want a detailed description of the RDSP please click on the header under “RDSP FactSheet” or “RDSP Information Bulletin”. “Which financial institutions are offering the RDSP?”  With the launch of the...

Manitoba Exempts the RDSP!!!

Congratulations!  Yet another province has come out fully in favour of the Registered Disability Savings Plan. Yesterday, in the Speech from the Throne, the Manitoba Government indicated that they would be exempting the RDSP. Manitobans with disabilities will have...

Speech from the Throne – Passages of Note

I’m sure many of you watched or read the Speech from the Throne which was delivered today by the Governor General of Canada, Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, on behalf of the 40th Canadian Parliament.  There were several interesting points that...

The Grey List: Facing the Challenges of Qualifying for Disability Tax Credits

Reminder: if you are new to this blog and want a detailed description of the RDSP please click on the header under “RDSP FactSheet” or “RDSP Information Bulletin” In order to be eligible to set up a Registered Disability Savings...

Help PLAN win a Global Competition: Vote for the RDSP

Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network (PLAN) is delighted to have been selected as a finalist from 245 entries across 43 different countries in Ashoka’s Changemakers.net global competition. The competition has been created to highlight outstanding demonstrations of innovation, social impact,...