In 2014, the government of BC declared October RDSP Awareness Month to help raise awareness about the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP). The RDSP is the world’s first savings plan specifically designed for people with disabilities.

Even with little to no personal contributions, there are significant government contributions available to help many people in Canada with disabilities save for their future through the RDSP.


Find out how the RDSP can work for:

Children & Youth (under 18)
Adults (49 and under)
Adults (50 to 59)


Learn more about the RDSP

What is it?
Why open an RDSP?
How do I qualify?
Where do I get it?
Get free help to open one!


Access RDSP can help

Access RDSP is a partnership between Plan Institute, BC Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS) and Disability Alliance BC (DABC). We provide free support and resources on the RDSP, every step of the way. BCANDS offers Indigenous-specific navigation through the process.

Our goal is to ensure that every eligible person has an RDSP to help them save for the future, but unfortunately, we know this isn’t the case. Even with the financial security that it can provide, many people who qualify still don’t have an RDSP. Of the people who are approved for the Disability Tax Credit (DTC) and could open an RDSP right now, only 31.5% of have an RDSP.

If you or someone you know has a disability, we encourage you to reach out! Visit our website ( or contact us directly (email, phone 1-844-311-7526) to find out more.


Help us spread the word!

We need your help to get the RDSP in the hands of as many eligible people as possible. Here are a few ways you can do so:

  • Tell someone about the RDSP
    • Send them to to learn more
    • Encourage them to contact their bank or financial institution about the RDSP
  • Share any of the graphics below on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
    • Use the text below or write your own.
    • Use the hashtag #RDSPawareness.

Social Media Text:

October is #RDSPAwareness month! If you’re living with a disability and are under 50, you may be eligible for government grants and bonds with an RDSP – even with little to no personal contributions. Access RDSP can help you every step of the way.

Quick RDSP Links:

Join one of our free webinars! RDSP Level 1 & 2 Webinars

Learn all about the RDSP:

RDSP Calculator:

RDSP Guide:

Call or email our toll-free RDSP and Disability Planning Helpline:, 1-844-311-7526