RDSP Fact Sheet
– December 3, 2007 On March 19th, 2007 Finance Minister James Flaherty made history when Canada became the first country to create a Registered Disability Savings Plan. The RDSP, which will become available in 2008, will benefit nearly three...
Bill to create the RDSP tabled in Ottawa
Minister Flaherty tabled legislation to create the Registered Disability Savings Plan on November 21st. The text of the “first reading version” of the bill can be accessed from this site: http://www.parl.gc.ca/LEGISINFO/index.asp?Language=E&query=5334&List=toc. Note that the RDSP is only part of...
Response to questions #1
1) When will people actually be able to setup an RDSP and how much lead up time will people have to get the necessary paper work in place? Our most recent meetings in Ottawa suggest that the necessary legislation...
RDSP Fact Sheet
We have had a few inquiries for brochures about the RDSP that could be used to inform people about the initiative. You are welcome to download, print and distribute the attached RDSP fact sheet. RDSP Fact Sheet
Scenario 1: Erin
Erin enjoys a rich life with her family and friends. Few families are better prepared to plan for the future. Ric and Pat, Erin’s parents, are well known family leaders who are involved with PLAN, Family Support Institute...
David Cohen’s Contribution
A music lover and human rights activist, David Cohen’s greatest legacy might be his hand in the creation of a Registered Disability Savings Plan, which will benefit an estimated 740,000 Canadians with disabilities. When David was diagnosed with terminal...
Jeff Lee, Vancouver Sun – March 21, 2007
March 21, 2007 – Jeff Lee writes about the announcement of the RDSP. Parents of disabled kids welcome Ottawa’s plan disabilities savings plan. Read the article.
The Province – March 21, 2007
March 21, 2007 – The Province: March Budget breaks new ground for families with disabled kids. Read the article.
Stewart Lewis, Investment Executive – March 19, 2007
March 19, 2007 – Stewart Lewis writes about the budget announcment of the RDSP in Investment Executive. Read the article.
CBC Radio One – The House: Interview with Al Etmanski
Listen to an interview about the Registered Disability Savings Plan with Al Etmanski of PLAN on “The House” on CBC Radio One.