Accessibility Updates – February 2017

The government of British Columbia and the disability community are working together to implement Accessibility 2024, a 10-year action plan to make B.C. the most accessible province in Canada for people with disabilities. This includes working across a wide array of...

Access RDSP Partnership

Since September 2016, DABC, Plan Institute and the BC Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS) have been helping clients to access the Disability Tax Credit (DTC) and the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) through our Access RDSP program. Our...

Getting a Head Start on Your Taxes – 2017 RDSP Grant & Bond Limits

If there is someone in your family eligible for the disability tax credit (DTC), don’t forget to consider the Registered Disability Savings Plan. RDSPs are tax-deferred plans open to Canadian residents eligible for the DTC, their parents and other eligible...

BMO Surpasses $1 Billion in RDSP Assets Under Management

– BMO renews partnership with the Plan Institute to promote RDSP education – Deadline for 2016 tax year RDSP contributions December 31, 2016 TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Dec. 20, 2016) – BMO Financial Group today announced that it has surpassed...

Our Hope is That RDSPs be Made Creditor Protected

One of the issues that has concerned PLAN families and the leadership at Plan Institute for years is the lack of creditor protection for the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP). It’s a sad but realistic fact that on occasion a person with a...

BMO Celebrates International Day of Persons with Disabilities

View orginal post from Marketwired here. TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Dec. 2, 2016) – On the eve of the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities, BMO Financial Group is reminding Canadians with disabilities and their families of the...

BC Supreme Court Holds that RDSP Funds Cannot Be Seized by Trustee-in-Bankruptcy for Payment to Creditors

Reposted from The Exchange. Read the original article here. The Supreme Court of British Columbia made an order that the funds in a Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) could not be seized by the Trustee-in-Bankruptcy of the bankrupt beneficiary...

DEADLINE EXTENDED – Study: Savings for Person with Disabilities

Malatest is conducting a survey on behalf of Employment and Social Development Canada about how Canadians with disabilities save for their future. If you are a Canadian with a disability who does not have a Registered Disability Savings Plan,...

Economic Citizenship – Setting the post-RDSP agenda

  The Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) enables Canadians with disabilities to do something most of us take for granted, save money. Already the accumulated amount in registered plans across Canada exceeds $2 billion. By itself, this is not enough to...

The World’s Mine Oyster

By Doreen Shaw If, as William Shakespeare said, “The World’s Mine Oyster“, then the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) is most definitely The Pearl encapsulated within The Oyster. Kenyon is our youngest child and lives with an intellectual disability....