Indigenous Disability Awareness Month

Guest Post Written by our friends at British Columbia Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS) In November 2015, Indigenous Disability Awareness Month (IDAM) was first recognized and officially proclaimed by the Métis Nation British Columbia, the BC First Nations...

Jessica’s RDSP Story

The following is taken from a presentation Jessica Humphrey gave to families about her experience with a Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP). This story was originally posted by Community Living BC. To check out the original post, or view...

Sylvie’s RDSP Story

Sylvie Zebroff is the parent of James Martin, who is 24 years old and lives at home in Kelowna. Sylvie says James has classic autism: he is low-verbal, has a significant intellectual disability, visual and sensory processing challenges and...

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

Question: Many people started their RDSP in 2008, which means the 10 year waiting period for the first year of contributions is soon up. Now what? Can I actually take the money out now? What are some things to...

Canada’s taxman shouldn’t decide who has a disability

By Al Etmanski Canada’s Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) is the first poverty-fighting tool for people with disabilities in the world. This remarkable example of federal/provincial/territorial co-operation, created in 2008, has already changed the lives of more than 150,000...

Accessible Media Interview with Evelyn Huntjens on the RDSP

Last week, Accessible Media’s Craig Oliver interviewed Evelyn Huntjens from the British Columbia Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS) about the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP), Access RDSP, and issues facing Indigenous people living with disabilities.   Watch the...

Overcoming barriers and increasing access to the RDSP for Indigenous Peoples

Originally posted by Prosper Canada at prospercanada.org Next to social isolation, poverty is the biggest barrier felt by Canadians with disabilities. Too many Canadians with disabilities are living paycheque to paycheque, earning too little to get ahead. However, the...

Podcast: Planning for retirement with an RDSP

On January 31, 2018, we had the honour of being interviewed by Accessible Media Inc. about the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP). Plan Institute’s Executive Director, Tim Ames, spoke to host Dave Brown about this important savings tool for...

NEW VIDEO – Access RDSP | Planning for the Future: A Success Story

Access RDSP is a partnership between Plan Institute, Disability Alliance BC and the BC Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS). The project is generously funded by the Vancouver Foundation. Through this project, we are providing support and services on...

Inclusive, accessible communities support people of all abilities

Plan Institute and the Access RDSP partners are thrilled to be mentioned in this initiative and are so grateful to have the opportunity to play a part in Building a Better BC for people of all abilities. Here is...