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...

Desjardins Exempts all Transaction Fees for RDSP Beneficiaries

In January 2015, Desjardins Group will introduce discounts that will help its young members save on service charges and potentially get their monthly transaction plan for free. Also new, members who are beneficiaries of registered disability savings plans will...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Too many hurdles to disability savings plan, Senate committee says—Jordan Press—Ottawa Citizen

OTTAWA — The Senate’s banking committee says the federal government has to do more to remove hurdles for Canadians to start aRegistered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP), and do a better job of advertising the under-utilized program. Issues with the six-year-old...

Senate Releases List of Improvement Recommendations on the RDSP

The Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce held a series of community meetings from December 2013 through February 2014 to study  the ability of individuals to establish an RDSP with particular emphasis on legal representation, and the ability...

Senate Committee Authorized to Study the Ability of Individuals to Establish a Registered Disability Savings Plan

On December 3, 2013, the Canadian Senate agreed to adopt the following motion: “That the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce be authorized to examine and report on the ability of individuals to establish a registered disability...