Partnering to Spread RDSP Awareness

                      On September 1st, 2016, Plan Institute, Disability Alliance of BC (DABC), and the British Columbia Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS), with support from the Vancouver Foundation, launched a new 4-year project partnership...

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...

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....

Goverments of Canada and BC join forces to promote the RDSP

Governments of Canada and BC join forces to challenge provinces and territories to help Canadians with disabilities plan for the future by raising awareness of the Registered Disability Savings Plan Original article from newswire.ca    VANCOUVER, Oct. 12, 2016...

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...