PLAN and the RDSP
Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network (PLAN) is a non-profit organization that proposed, researched, and campaigned for the RDSP. Plan Institute, which was born out of PLAN in 1999 and is now a separate organization, continues to track, advise and promote the plan.
Plan Institute worked with the provinces to accommodate the RDSP by raising asset limits and eliminating clawbacks. This tutorial and website was created to provide families and professionals across Canada with the most accurate and up-to-date information available on the RDSP.
PLAN and Plan Institute believe that the RDSP has the potential to shift people with disabilities out of poverty and place significant resources directly in the hands of individuals with disabilities.
In 2016, Plan Institute, Disability Alliance BC (DABC), and BC Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS) launched Access RDSP in BC to encourage financial security via uptake of the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP). It is estimated that only about 37% 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 including free direct assistance For more information visit: www.rdsp.com