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,...

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...

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...