The RDSP: Even Better than Expected

By Dan McDonald PhD, Certified Professional Accountant, RDSP Workshop Facilitator, Parent When faced with an investment proposal it is wise to remember that “if it seems too good to be true” then it probably is. And be wary. Very...

Reaching First Nation and Aboriginal Communities

By Victor Lethbridge After several years of presenting information about the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) to First Nations and Aboriginal communities, I’ve recognized a few common issues. Despite being around for nearly ten years, almost no one from...

Investing in an RDSP

Investing your RDSP When it comes to starting a Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP), there is no shortage of things to keep in mind. The process could be longer for some than for others, but once the account is...

Minister Bergen Highlights Government Initiatives to Help Families Save for their Futures

June 5, 2015 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Employment and Social Development Canada The Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State for Social Development, spoke today at the Canadian Institute of Financial Planners’ annual conference where she encouraged financial planners...

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...

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...

BMO Partners with PLAN to Help Individuals with Disabilities

– Three-year sponsorship and partnership will focus on educating individuals about the benefits of the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) – BMO Bank of Montreal will be offering a $4 discount on monthly Everyday Banking Plans to BMO RDSP...

Jim Flaherty, Poverty Fighter—Al Etmanski—The Globe and Mail

Thanks to Jim Flaherty, disabled Canadians can fulfill their dreams Among Jim Flaherty’s many proficiencies I would add poverty fighter. No one knew this better than Canadians with disabilities and their families. Next to social isolation, poverty is their...

Too many hurdles to disability savings plan, Senate committee says—Jordan Press—Ottawa Citizen

OTTAWA — The Senate’s banking committee says the federal government has to do more to remove hurdles for Canadians to start aRegistered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP), and do a better job of advertising the under-utilized program. Issues with the six-year-old...

How RDSPs work—The Globe and Mail

The Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) was established to help parents and others save for the long-term financial security of a disabled person (one who qualifies for the Disability Tax Credit). The beneficiary of an RDSP can continue to receive...