Q & A: What is the Canada Disability Savings Grant and how can I maximize it?

The Canada Disability Savings Grant is a way for the federal government to contribute money to your RDSP. The CDSG is a matched grant of up to 300 percent, so that means that for every $1 put in an...

Q & A: Can I transfer my RDSP to another financial institution?

I recently moved to a new town and would like to change the financial institution that my RDSP is with so that it is in walking distance from me. Am I able to do this? Yes. Making an RDSP...

What You Should Know Before Applying for the DTC

By Sam Turcott, Disability Alliance BC The Disability Tax Credit (DTC) has become an important source of support for many people with disabilities in recent years, particularly since the introduction of the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) in 2008....

RDSP Q & A

Can I choose not to receive grant and bond money from the government and continue to contribute my own money into my RDSP while waiting for the 10-year rule to expire? Yes, you can choose not to receive grants...

RDSPs and the Endowment 150 Program

This is an article from Transition Magazine, published by Disability Alliance BC (DABC). You can view the entire magazine here. To register for a free RDSP information session click here.  

Supporting the Indigenous Disability Community

Plan Institute has partnered with BC Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS) in order to reach one of our most vulnerable and under-supported populations; Indigenous people living with disabilities in BC. Through the Access RDSP partnership we are bringing RDSP and...

Partnering to Spread RDSP Awareness

                      On September 1st, 2016, Plan Institute, Disability Alliance of BC (DABC), and the British Columbia Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS), with support from the Vancouver Foundation, launched a new 4-year project partnership...

How free money can lead to more free money

Endowment 150 Plan Institute, Disability Alliance of BC, and the British Columbia Aboriginal Network on Disability Society have united in a new program designed to help British Columbians with disabilities learn about and access tax benefits that will help them save for the future. As...

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...