RDSP Named One of Top 10 Social Innovations – Global Shapers Ottawa

The history of social innovation in Canada is full of the stories of rebels, innovators, and risk takers. The organizations, people, and ideas highlighted below have fundamentally transformed the systems we live in and have collectively enriched the lives of … Continued

Desjardins Exempts all Transaction Fees for RDSP Beneficiaries

In January 2015, Desjardins Group will introduce discounts that will help its young members save on service charges and potentially get their monthly transaction plan for free. Also new, members who are beneficiaries of registered disability savings plans will be … Continued

Disability Tax Credit (DTC) Consultation Opportunity with CRA

You have until December 15, 2014 to participate. __ The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is committed to consulting with Canadians on The Disability Tax Credit Promoters Restrictions Act, and to seek feedback on how to simplify the disability tax credit … Continued

Law Commission of Ontario Releases Final Report on Capacity and Legal Representation for the Federal RDSP

TORONTO, Nov. 27, 2014 /CNW/ – The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) today releases its final report in its Capacity and Legal Representation for the Federal RDSP project. The Government of Ontario requested that the LCO undertake a review of … Continued

Pre-order your copy of the updated Safe and Secure BC edition now!

Pre-order your copy now! Safe and Secure: Seven Steps on the Path to a Good Life for People with Disabilities will be available as an electronic book in late October and as a printed book this winter. Safe and Secure … Continued

Minister Bergen addresses Special Olympics Canada to highlight benefits of Registered Disability Savings Plan

The Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development), highlighted the benefits of the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) during a meeting of Special Olympics senior representatives from all regions of Canada, who gathered in Ottawa today. She encouraged Special … Continued

NEWS RELEASE: B.C. is declaring October 2014 as the first RDSP Awareness Month

  NEWS RELEASE   For Immediate Release 2014SDSI0060-001456 October 1, 2014 Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation   Saving today for a secure tomorrow   VICTORIA – B.C. is declaring October 2014 as the first Registered Disability Savings Plan … Continued

Tips for opening a registered disability savings plan—thestarphoenix.com

Are you disabled? If you are under age 60 and reside in Canada, you should consider opening a Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP). Think of your RDSP as a way to provide you with financial independence. Your RDSP can help … Continued

How much should I put in my RDSP?—moneysense.ca

Patricia, 27, has type 1 diabetes and qualifies for the disability tax credit. Here’s how she should spread the money between her RRSP, RDSP and TFSA By Jason Heath, CFP Q: I have $50,000 saved up and I’m adding to my … Continued