Accessibility Updates – February 2017

The government of British Columbia and the disability community are working together to implement Accessibility 2024, a 10-year action plan to make B.C. the most accessible province in Canada for people with disabilities. This includes working across a wide array of...

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...

BC Supreme Court Holds that RDSP Funds Cannot Be Seized by Trustee-in-Bankruptcy for Payment to Creditors

Reposted from The Exchange. Read the original article here. The Supreme Court of British Columbia made an order that the funds in a Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) could not be seized by the Trustee-in-Bankruptcy of the bankrupt beneficiary...

DEADLINE EXTENDED – Study: Savings for Person with Disabilities

Malatest is conducting a survey on behalf of Employment and Social Development Canada about how Canadians with disabilities save for their future. If you are a Canadian with a disability who does not have a Registered Disability Savings Plan,...

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...

Financial planning for children with disabilities is an underused support

JIM LOVE Contributed to The Globe and Mail Published Tuesday, May 24, 2016 5:00AM EDT Last updated Tuesday, May 24, 2016 5:00AM EDT Click here for original Post Jim Love is founder and chief executive officer of Legacy Private...

Get Maximum Benefit out of an RDSP

Jacqueline Power / May 19, 2016 Click here for original post The RDSP encourages people with disabilities and their families to save for the long term without affecting their provincial benefits. The savings plan does not count toward the asset test...

Pre-order your copy of the updated Safe and Secure BC edition now!

Pre-order your copy now! Safe and Secure: Seven Steps on the Path to a Good Life for People with Disabilities will be available as an electronic book in late October and as a printed book this winter. Safe and...

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...