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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...