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...

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,...

Stephen Harper Promises Boosts To Disability Grants—huffingtonpost.ca

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — The federal Conservatives are promising to improve disability grants if re-elected next month. Prime Minister Stephen Harper says his government would increase the maximum annual Canada Disability Savings Grant for low- and middle-class families from $3,500...

Registered Disability Savings Plans a boon to disabled—Financial Independence Hub

By Candice Bergen, Minister of State for Social Development Special to the Financial Independence Hub If you have a disability or if you have a child with a disability, you should know about the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP)....

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...

Tax season 2015: The disability tax credit and the push for fee limits—CBC News

Efforts underway to regulate consultants and improve the application process Mention the term “disability tax credit” to some people, and you’ll get an earful. It’s not worth enough, some say, or applying for it is too complex, or the...

Registered disability savings plans: Why don’t more have them?—CBC News

RDSPs have financial benefits even for those who don’t make contributions In the six years since registered disability savings plans (RDSPs) first appeared, the number of accounts has been steadily growing, reflecting the potential these plans have to make...

RDSP Named One of Top 10 Social Innovations – Global Shapers Ottawa

The history of social innovation in Canada is full of the stories of rebels, innovators, and risk takers. The organizations, people, and ideas highlighted below have fundamentally transformed the systems we live in and have collectively enriched the lives...