Access RDSP: Reflecting on One Year of Collaboration

     Since September 1, 2016 the Access RDSP partnership between Disability Alliance BC (DABC), BC Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS), and Plan Institute, with support from the Vancouver Foundation, has been providing free support on all things related...

Bruce Sellery: RDSP

Money columnist Bruce Sellery explains to CBC how RDSPs work, and how they can help families to save for their loved-one’s future. He also talks about the important of trusts for protecting disability benefits and the general importance of...

RDSP Q & A: The 10 year rule is almost up. Now what?

Question: Many people started their RDSP in 2008 and their 10 year time is soon up. This has been a great thing, but now what? What are some of your suggestions? How can I use this lump sum to...

NEW ONLINE TOOL LAUNCHED TO HELP CANADIANS WITH DISABILITIES PLAN FOR THE FUTURE

Media Release September 22, 2017 – Vancouver Plan Institute and Prosper Canada today launched the online Future Planning Tool to help persons with disabilities and those who support them to plan for the future. The Future Planning Tool is...

Q & A: What is the Canada Disability Savings Grant and how can I maximize it?

The Canada Disability Savings Grant is a way for the federal government to contribute money to your RDSP. The CDSG is a matched grant of up to 300 percent, so that means that for every $1 put in an...

Webinar: Future planning tips for people with disabilities and those who support them

If you have a disability or support a person who does, join our free webinar on September 28, 2017 from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm (EST)/ 10:00 am -11:30 am (PST) to learn how planning for A Good Life can lead...

The RDSP:  What is our professional and personal responsibility?

By Dan McDonald When it comes to spreading awareness of the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP), how can professionals, organizations and individuals better help the community and spread awareness of this valuable tool for people with disabilities. I have...

Q & A: Can I transfer my RDSP to another financial institution?

I recently moved to a new town and would like to change the financial institution that my RDSP is with so that it is in walking distance from me. Am I able to do this? Yes. Making an RDSP...

What You Should Know Before Applying for the DTC

By Sam Turcott, Disability Alliance BC The Disability Tax Credit (DTC) has become an important source of support for many people with disabilities in recent years, particularly since the introduction of the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) in 2008....

RDSP Q & A

Can I choose not to receive grant and bond money from the government and continue to contribute my own money into my RDSP while waiting for the 10-year rule to expire? Yes, you can choose not to receive grants...