COVID-19 and the Disability Tax Credit – Beyond a $600 Payment

  Cynthia Minh, Disability Alliance BC As Canadians are asked to readjust their daily lives in response to COVID-19, we’ve seen how health and social inequities disproportionately impact different communities. For many people with disabilities who already face exorbitant...

We can help you apply for the DTC

Today, Bill C-20, an act respecting further COVID-19 measures, received the official Royal Assent from the Government of Canada. This means that qualifying Canadians with disabilities will receive a one-time benefit of $600 to help cover extra costs resulting...

Access RDSP is Hiring!

  DABC is seeking a Community Advocate for our Access RDSP program. Under the supervision of the Program Manager, the Advocate will work one-on-one to help people with disabilities apply for the DTC and learn about the RDSP. The...

What Positive Financial Steps Can I Take During the Covid-19 Uncertainty?

By Alison Izat With the Covid-19 Pandemic upon us, we’re all experiencing a sudden change to our work and home lives and an increasing level of uncertainty as to what the future looks like. It is possible you or...

RDSP Q & A: Is it worthwhile opening an RDSP after 50?

I am over 50 and am no longer eligible to receive government contributions to my RDSP. Should I still apply for the DTC and open an RDSP? Many people believe that opening an RDSP after 50 is no longer...

Dave’s RDSP Story

The following RDSP story was submitted to encourage others to take advantage of the RDSP. Thank you, Dave, for sharing your story and helping us spread the word about this great savings program!   Several years ago, I learned...

Interview with Don Shafer from The Conversation Lab

In this interview with Don Shafer from The Conversation Lab, Cynthia Mihn from Disability Alliance BC and Nicola Dunne from Plan Institute discuss the RDSP and the work of both organizations. This interview aired on Vancouver Co-op Radio on...

Access RDSP: Partnering to help people with disabilities build a better future

Erin’s Story Ric opened a Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) for his daughter Erin, as soon as it became available in 2008. He had heard about the RDSP through Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network (PLAN), a family-led organization in Vancouver...

The RDSP for Beginners

The Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) is a Canada-wide registered matched savings plan specific for people with disabilities to help them save money for their future. By matched, we mean that for every $1 you put in the government...

October is RDSP Awareness Month!

  October 1st marks the start of RDSP Awareness Month! Please help us spread the word so that more people can learn about this incredible savings tool. We have created a guide for community organizations and individuals to help...