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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...