Desjardins Exempts all Transaction Fees for RDSP Beneficiaries

In January 2015, Desjardins Group will introduce discounts that will help its young members save on service charges and potentially get their monthly transaction plan for free. Also new, members who are beneficiaries of registered disability savings plans will...

Disability Tax Credit (DTC) Consultation Opportunity with CRA

You have until December 15, 2014 to participate. __ The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is committed to consulting with Canadians on The Disability Tax Credit Promoters Restrictions Act, and to seek feedback on how to simplify the disability tax...

Law Commission of Ontario Releases Final Report on Capacity and Legal Representation for the Federal RDSP

TORONTO, Nov. 27, 2014 /CNW/ – The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) today releases its final report in its Capacity and Legal Representation for the Federal RDSP project. The Government of Ontario requested that the LCO undertake a review...

BMO Welcomes Hon. Candice Bergan to Event in Support of the RDSP

TORONTO, ONTARIO, Nov 05, 2014 (Marketwired via COMTEX) — Editors Note: There are two photos associated with this press release. From left to right, Al Etmanski, President and Co-Founder of PLAN; Robert Armstrong, Vice President and Head of Managed...

Minister Bergen addresses Special Olympics Canada to highlight benefits of Registered Disability Savings Plan

The Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development), highlighted the benefits of the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) during a meeting of Special Olympics senior representatives from all regions of Canada, who gathered in Ottawa today. She encouraged...

Tips for opening a registered disability savings plan—thestarphoenix.com

Are you disabled? If you are under age 60 and reside in Canada, you should consider opening a Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP). Think of your RDSP as a way to provide you with financial independence. Your RDSP can...

How much should I put in my RDSP?—moneysense.ca

Patricia, 27, has type 1 diabetes and qualifies for the disability tax credit. Here’s how she should spread the money between her RRSP, RDSP and TFSA By Jason Heath, CFP Q: I have $50,000 saved up and I’m adding to...

PLAN Urges the Federal Government to Make RDSPs Safe from Creditors

PLAN Letter to Paul Halucha, Director-General, Marketplace Framework Policy Branch, Industry Canada Re: Exempt RDSP Assets from Insolvency Proceedings   Dear Mr. Halucha, Twenty-five years ago, Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network (PLAN) was started by a group of families who had a single...

Have Your Say on Protecting RDSPs from Bankruptcy—by Andrew Weaver, MLA Oak Bay – Gordon Head BC

Back in March 2014,  I raised a concern about the lack of protection for Registered Disability Savings Plans (RDSPs) and Registered Education Savings Plan (RESPs). Industry Canada is now conducting a public consultation that includes these same concerns. As a quick reminder, RDSPs...

Would You Like to See RDSPs Protected from Bankruptcy?

PLAN would! And we have until mid-July 2014 to do something about it. Industry Canada is currently conducting a public consultation on the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act – and in the discussion paper, a proposal has been made to exempt RDSP...