Access RDSP is a partnership between BC Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS), Disability Alliance BC (DABC), and Plan Institute, designed to help people become informed, become eligible, and open an RDSP. As of 2017, it is estimated that only about 27% of eligible Canadians have opened one and are accessing this free money. Our goal is to reduce barriers, spread awareness, and help people access these funds. All of our services are FREE.

Help with the RDSP

For information regarding the RDSP or disability planning, call Plan Institute’s information helpline at 1-844-311-7526. Interested in how you can receive a $150 gift to start growing your RDSP? Click here, email, or call the Plan Institute office at 604-439-9566.

RDSP Information Sessions (webinars)

Learn all you need to know about becoming eligible, opening and maximizing the benefits from an RDSP. We offer ongoing free information sessions throughout the year. Due to the current pandemic we are only offering the webinar format.

Click here to a list of upcoming RDSP information sessions.

Help Opening an RDSP

Plan Institute partners with BMO to help individuals open an RDSP.

Click here to learn more about this partnership and find out how we can help you open an RDSP with BMO.

Disability Tax Credit

Have questions or need assistance with the DTC? DABC is able to assist individuals through one on one support. Call their Advocacy Access line at 604-872-1278 or 1-800-663-1278, or email

Click here to go to the DABC website with more information on these services.

Healthcare Practitioner Guides to the DTC Form

One of our goals at Access RDSP is to provide physicians and other health care medical practitioners with the resources needed to simplify the process of filling out the DTC application form to qualify their patients or clients for the DTC.

Click here for step-by-step guides to filling out the DTC form. 

Indigenous Navigation

Indigenous people living in British Columbia who are looking for information surrounding the RDSP and DTC can connect with one of BCANDS’s Indigenous RDSP Navigators at, (250) 381–7303 – Ext: 204, or toll free: 1-888-815-5511 – Ext: 204.

Endowment 150

If you’re a BC resident and are eligible for the RDSP, you can receive a $150 gift towards your RDSP account!

Click here to find out more about Endowment 150 or to apply.

If you're a BC resident you could receive a $150 gift towards your RDSP!

If you would like to share any of this information, you can view our Media Kit here.


Access RDSP is a province wide partnership between Plan Institute, Disability Alliance BC (DABC), and BC Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS) to encourage financial security via uptake of the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP). The Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) offers people living with a disability not only an opportunity to save for future costs but also to take advantage of up to $90,000 the federal government may provide on their behalf. It is estimated that only about 33% of British Columbians who are eligible for an RDSP have opened one. In response, the Access RDSP program provides a “one-stop-shop” for all things RDSP to encourage long-term saving.


These initiatives are made possible with generous support from the Vancouver Foundation.