Tips for opening a registered disability savings plan—thestarphoenix.com

Are you disabled? If you are under age 60 and reside in Canada, you should consider opening a Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP). Think of your RDSP as a way to provide you with financial independence. Your RDSP can...

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...

PLAN Urges the Federal Government to Make RDSPs Safe from Creditors

PLAN Letter to Paul Halucha, Director-General, Marketplace Framework Policy Branch, Industry Canada Re: Exempt RDSP Assets from Insolvency Proceedings   Dear Mr. Halucha, Twenty-five years ago, Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network (PLAN) was started by a group of families who had a single...

Have Your Say on Protecting RDSPs from Bankruptcy—by Andrew Weaver, MLA Oak Bay – Gordon Head BC

Back in March 2014,  I raised a concern about the lack of protection for Registered Disability Savings Plans (RDSPs) and Registered Education Savings Plan (RESPs). Industry Canada is now conducting a public consultation that includes these same concerns. As a quick reminder, RDSPs...

Would You Like to See RDSPs Protected from Bankruptcy?

PLAN would! And we have until mid-July 2014 to do something about it. Industry Canada is currently conducting a public consultation on the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act – and in the discussion paper, a proposal has been made to exempt RDSP...

Case Studies in Social Innovation: RDSP—MaRS

The Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) is a registered savings tool that is designed specifically for people living with a disability who are planning for better financial stability. This short profile is part of a recurring series on Ontario’s case studies in...

RDSP: A path to prosperity—Dave Hodges—MoneySense.ca

If you or a loved one has a disability, the RDSP could be the perfect way to secure a solid financial future. As the single mother of a disabled daughter, 52-year-old Mississauga resident Rita Kerkmann worries about what will...

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...

A Thank You to Minister Flaherty

Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network (PLAN) expresses our sincere and deep appreciation to Jim Flaherty for his enduring efforts as Finance Minister to launch and advance the world’s only Registered Disability Savings Plan. Over 12 years ago, PLAN secured funding...