Only in Canada: World’s first RDSP puts trust in families

Al Etmanski, President and Co-Founder of Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network did an Op-Ed piece for the Vancouver Sun which came out today.  The piece provides a really good overview of the RDSP and also outlines why this is such...

Election Platforms: What different parties are saying about disability

What are the different parties saying around the issue of disability during the current federal election campaign?  Here’s a brief overview: Liberal Party “Among the most sacred of Canadian values is this core belief: the true measure of a...

PLAN’s Chair Responds to Election Promises

As a family member, I welcome Prime Minister Harper’s two election announcements today: 1) To allow the proceeds of RRSPs or RRIFs to be rolled over to the RDSP of a son, daughter or grandchild with a disability, 2) To...

Pressure in Ontario Growing

Yet another article has come out encouraging Ontario to exempt the RDSP. This time written by Mike Burke-Gaffney of the Toronto Sun and entitled Will Dalton Do the Right Thing? Federal plan to help families with disabled children hinges...

Provinces and the RDSP – Globe and Mail article, “Our disability welfare system needs rebuilding”

If you are interested in what is happening in the provinces there was a really interesting article in the Globe and Mail today written by Andre Picard. It is all about the RDSP and the need for provinces to...

Ontario Update

MPP Sylvia Jones pushes for provincial welfare changes to accommodate the RDSP in Ontario for people with disabilities. See below for article as found in the Orangeville Citizen: Jones Bill Would Preserve Disability Benefits Dufferin-Caledon MPP Sylvia Jones says...

RDSP Regulations are Published

Yesterday the Regulations for the Registered Disability Savings Plan were published in Part 2 of the Canada Gazette (p.16-20). As expected there were not a lot of changes following the consultations held by the federal government in Ottawa, Montreal,...

RDSP creating momentum abroad

Here’s an interesting piece from the Washington Post on possible versions of the RDSP being drafted in the US. Equity for the Disabled Tax-free savings accounts shouldn’t be reserved for children with college in their future. Friday, June 13,...

Recent Community Living Ontario RDSP Articles

PLAN hopeful investment in RDSPs could reduce poverty for people who have a disability Friday, May 30, 2008 — Natalie Miller While disability coincides with poverty for many people, a British Columbia-based advocacy group sees an opportunity to break...

PLAN and PLAN Institute win the 2008 Arthur Kroeger Award for work on the RDSP

Carleton University’s Arthur Kroeger College of Public Affairs recently announced its 2008 Arthur Kroeger Award Winners which recognize individuals and organizations who, by their contributions to public life, have made Canadians more informed, their governing institutions more effective, and...