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...

Accessible Media Interview with Evelyn Huntjens on the RDSP

Last week, Accessible Media’s Craig Oliver interviewed Evelyn Huntjens from the British Columbia Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS) about the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP), Access RDSP, and issues facing Indigenous people living with disabilities.   Watch the...

Overcoming barriers and increasing access to the RDSP for Indigenous Peoples

Originally posted by Prosper Canada at prospercanada.org Next to social isolation, poverty is the biggest barrier felt by Canadians with disabilities. Too many Canadians with disabilities are living paycheque to paycheque, earning too little to get ahead. However, the...

Podcast: Planning for retirement with an RDSP

On January 31, 2018, we had the honour of being interviewed by Accessible Media Inc. about the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP). Plan Institute’s Executive Director, Tim Ames, spoke to host Dave Brown about this important savings tool for...

NEW VIDEO – Access RDSP | Planning for the Future: A Success Story

Access RDSP is a partnership between Plan Institute, Disability Alliance BC and the BC Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS). The project is generously funded by the Vancouver Foundation. Through this project, we are providing support and services on...

Inclusive, accessible communities support people of all abilities

Plan Institute and the Access RDSP partners are thrilled to be mentioned in this initiative and are so grateful to have the opportunity to play a part in Building a Better BC for people of all abilities. Here is...

The RDSP – A Huge Win for Advisors & Clients

Guest post by Frank Di Pietro Financial advisors have a tremendous opportunity to help provide Canadians affected by disability with a secure financial future by introducing Registered Disability Savings Plans (RDSPs) into their financial plans. Understanding the benefits of...

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...

Bruce Sellery: RDSP

Money columnist Bruce Sellery explains to CBC how RDSPs work, and how they can help families to save for their loved-one’s future. He also talks about the important of trusts for protecting disability benefits and the general importance of...

NEW ONLINE TOOL LAUNCHED TO HELP CANADIANS WITH DISABILITIES PLAN FOR THE FUTURE

Media Release September 22, 2017 – Vancouver Plan Institute and Prosper Canada today launched the online Future Planning Tool to help persons with disabilities and those who support them to plan for the future. The Future Planning Tool is...