RDSP Q & A: The 10 year rule is almost up. Now what?

Question: Many people started their RDSP in 2008, which means the 10 year waiting period for the first year of contributions is soon up. Now what? Can I actually take the money out now? What are some things to...

Canada’s taxman shouldn’t decide who has a disability

By Al Etmanski Canada’s Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) is the first poverty-fighting tool for people with disabilities in the world. This remarkable example of federal/provincial/territorial co-operation, created in 2008, has already changed the lives of more than 150,000...

Access RDSP: Reflecting on One Year of Collaboration

     Since September 1, 2016 the Access RDSP partnership between Disability Alliance BC (DABC), BC Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS), and Plan Institute, with support from the Vancouver Foundation, has been providing free support on all things related...

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...