Access RDSP Partnership

Since September 2016, DABC, Plan Institute and the BC Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS) have been helping clients to access the Disability Tax Credit (DTC) and the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) through our Access RDSP program. Our...

Our Hope is That RDSPs be Made Creditor Protected

One of the issues that has concerned PLAN families and the leadership at Plan Institute for years is the lack of creditor protection for the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP). It’s a sad but realistic fact that on occasion a person with a...

BMO Celebrates International Day of Persons with Disabilities

View orginal post from Marketwired here. TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Dec. 2, 2016) – On the eve of the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities, BMO Financial Group is reminding Canadians with disabilities and their families of the...

Economic Citizenship – Setting the post-RDSP agenda

  The Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) enables Canadians with disabilities to do something most of us take for granted, save money. Already the accumulated amount in registered plans across Canada exceeds $2 billion. By itself, this is not enough to...

Goverments of Canada and BC join forces to promote the RDSP

Governments of Canada and BC join forces to challenge provinces and territories to help Canadians with disabilities plan for the future by raising awareness of the Registered Disability Savings Plan Original article from newswire.ca    VANCOUVER, Oct. 12, 2016...

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...

New RDSP Project & Partnership

  On September 1st, 2016, Plan Institute, Disability Alliance of BC (DABC), and the British Columbia Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS) launched a new 4-year project partnership called Access RDSP. The project’s mandate is to increase the number of British Columbians who...

5 things to know about the new Canada Child Benefit

Original post from the CBC: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canada-child-benefit-july-rollout-1.3668698 Is your family among the 90 per cent the Liberals say will be better off on July 20? You’re about to find out By Janyce McGregor, CBC News Posted: Jul 11, 2016 5:00 AM...

British Columbians with disabilities can get a big financial boost, but most don’t

By Don Cayo of The Vancouver Sun Severely disabled adults are, with far too few exceptions, poor. And everyone knows that poor people who scrape by on government assistance or minimum wage can never expect to accumulate any assets...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: PLAN BC partners with BMO on distribution of disability resource written by Order of Canada Recipient

  Vancouver, B.C. – British Columbians who have a family member with a disability can now acquire a free copy of Safe and Secure at BMO branches across B.C. The publication offers helpful information related to disability benefits, taxation,...