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...

Opportunity to Provide Feedback on CRA’s New DTC Form

INFORMATION RECEIVED FROM THE CANADA REVENUE AGENCY FORM T2201: DISABILITY TAX CREDIT CERTIFICATE We need your feedback. Last year, the Canada Revenue Agency held in-person and online consultations regarding the disability tax credit (DTC) program. Based on comments received,...

The Disability Tax Credit has Improved its Application Form

The Disability Tax Credit (DTC) is the gateway to the Registered Disability Savings Plan. If you have not applied for the DTC before, or you need to re-apply, you will see that the application form has changed. Good news!...

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...

Changes sought for disabled PEI Islanders — Journal Pioneer

P.E.I. Association for Community Living members were in Summerside Friday to impress upon candidates the importance of making these changes to help disabled Islander to achieve full inclusion in community life. “As P.E.I. is going to the polls we...

Disability Tax Credit (DTC) Consultation Opportunity with CRA

You have until December 15, 2014 to participate. __ The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is committed to consulting with Canadians on The Disability Tax Credit Promoters Restrictions Act, and to seek feedback on how to simplify the disability tax...

BMO Welcomes Hon. Candice Bergan to Event in Support of the RDSP

TORONTO, ONTARIO, Nov 05, 2014 (Marketwired via COMTEX) — Editors Note: There are two photos associated with this press release. From left to right, Al Etmanski, President and Co-Founder of PLAN; Robert Armstrong, Vice President and Head of Managed...

NEWS RELEASE: B.C. is declaring October 2014 as the first RDSP Awareness Month

  NEWS RELEASE   For Immediate Release 2014SDSI0060-001456 October 1, 2014 Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation   Saving today for a secure tomorrow   VICTORIA – B.C. is declaring October 2014 as the first Registered Disability Savings...

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...