Our Journey to Increase the Uptake of the Registered Disability Savings Plan in BC

Originally posted on Plan Institute – written as part of Plan Institute’s 20th Anniversary Celebrations highlighting many different memories, milestones, and accomplishments throughout the last two decades.    Throughout the past 20 years of our existence as an organization,...

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...

You can now apply online for the Disability Tax Credit!

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has announced that applications for the Disability Tax Credit (DTC) can now be submitted online! Please see below for the official letter from the CRA. If you’d like tips, guidance or to speak to...

Government offers relief to RDSP holders who lose DTC eligibility

Registered Disability Savings Plan – Cessation of Eligibility for the Disability Tax Credit     On Tuesday, March 19th, 2019, the Federal Government announced important changes within the 2019 budget related to the RDSP:   To open an RDSP,...

Erin’s RDSP Story

Ric Tesan is an RDSP workshop facilitator with Plan Institute and, more importantly, the father of a daughter with a disability, Erin. Ric has graciously shared Erin’s RDSP story with us!   Erin’s RDSP Story, by Ric Tesan  ...

The Disability Tax Credit (DTC) – Did you receive a denial letter for your application?

The following is a letter from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), outlining the various options available to those who have received a denial letter regarding their application for the Disability Tax Credit (DTC). In addition to these options provided...

Indigenous Disability Awareness Month

Guest Post Written by our friends at British Columbia Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS) In November 2015, Indigenous Disability Awareness Month (IDAM) was first recognized and officially proclaimed by the Métis Nation British Columbia, the BC First Nations...

Jessica’s RDSP Story

The following is taken from a presentation Jessica Humphrey gave to families about her experience with a Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP). This story was originally posted by Community Living BC. To check out the original post, or view...

Sylvie’s RDSP Story

Sylvie Zebroff is the parent of James Martin, who is 24 years old and lives at home in Kelowna. Sylvie says James has classic autism: he is low-verbal, has a significant intellectual disability, visual and sensory processing challenges and...

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...