5 things to know about the new Canada Child Benefit

Original post from the CBC: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canada-child-benefit-july-rollout-1.3668698 Is your family among the 90 per cent the Liberals say will be better off on July 20? You’re about to find out By Janyce McGregor, CBC News Posted: Jul 11, 2016 5:00 AM ET … Read More

Financial planning for children with disabilities is an underused support

JIM LOVE Contributed to The Globe and Mail Published Tuesday, May 24, 2016 5:00AM EDT Last updated Tuesday, May 24, 2016 5:00AM EDT Click here for original Post Jim Love is founder and chief executive officer of Legacy Private Trust … Read More

Get Maximum Benefit out of an RDSP

Jacqueline Power / May 19, 2016 Click here for original post The RDSP encourages people with disabilities and their families to save for the long term without affecting their provincial benefits. The savings plan does not count toward the asset test for … Read More

Opportunity to Provide Feedback on CRA’s New DTC Form

INFORMATION RECEIVED FROM THE CANADA REVENUE AGENCY FORM T2201: DISABILITY TAX CREDIT CERTIFICATE We need your feedback. Last year, the Canada Revenue Agency held in-person and online consultations regarding the disability tax credit (DTC) program. Based on comments received, we … Read More

How Ottawa can help families with disabilities – thestar.com

The Registered Disability Savings Plan is an excellent program and needed as much today as when it was created. Ottawa just needs to give it wings to make it fly. By: Kathleen O’Grady Published on Wed Dec 30 2015 Many … Read More

The Disability Tax Credit has Improved its Application Form

The Disability Tax Credit (DTC) is the gateway to the Registered Disability Savings Plan. If you have not applied for the DTC before, or you need to re-apply, you will see that the application form has changed. Good news! Instead … Read More

British Columbians with disabilities can get a big financial boost, but most don’t

By Don Cayo of The Vancouver Sun Severely disabled adults are, with far too few exceptions, poor. And everyone knows that poor people who scrape by on government assistance or minimum wage can never expect to accumulate any assets — … Read More

Starting Young

Ensuring That Kendra Can Make More Personal Choices For Kevin and Simon Porter and their nine-year old daughter Kendra, it comes down to choice. It’s a concept that most people take for granted, but something that is dearly important to … Read More

RDSPs gaining in popularity—The Canadian Press

In August more than 1,600 disabled athletes descended on Toronto for the 2015 Para Pan Am Games. Their skill and competitive spirit brought to light the enormous challenges they face in their pursuit of athletic excellence and in their daily … Read More

Stephen Harper Promises Boosts To Disability Grants—huffingtonpost.ca

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — The federal Conservatives are promising to improve disability grants if re-elected next month. Prime Minister Stephen Harper says his government would increase the maximum annual Canada Disability Savings Grant for low- and middle-class families from $3,500 to … Read More