PLAN hopeful investment in RDSPs could reduce poverty for people who have a disability

While disability coincides with poverty for many people, a British Columbia-based advocacy group sees an opportunity to break the cycle.

If people invest in Registered Disability Savings Plans (RDSPs), there’s a chance to change what has become a norm for too many people, says Jack Styan, executive director of The Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network (PLAN).

He says people who have a disability “are going to be able to get ahead.”
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PLAN’s push for Registered Disability Savings Plans helps people secure financial future

An eight-year effort by a British-Columbia based advocacy group is helping people who have a disability look to brighter financial futures.
The Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network’s (PLAN’s) push for Registered Disability Savings Plans paid off in the form of the 2007 federal budget announcement and the group is hopeful Canadians can start contributing to RDSPs by the end of this year. With a mission to help families plan for the future, this advocacy work fits in well with PLAN’s function, says executive director Jack Styan.
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