Welcome to the Registered Disability Savings Plan Blog

In 2007, Canada became the first country in the world to create a Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP). The RDSP will present families with a way to provide for the future financial security of their loved ones with disabilities. An estimated 500,000 people across Canada will benefit from this initiative, and future impacts of the RDSP go well beyond this simple planning tool.

This blog is intended to provide families across Canada with up-to-date information on the RDSP and a forum for discussion on the RDSP.  To find out what is the RDSP? How do I qualify? and Where can I get it? visit www.rdsp.com As new developments occur, we will post the announcements here. The information you will find is meant as a resource for families to assist in learning more about the RDSP; however, this information does not replace the advice of a qualified professional and should be used as a reference tool only.

This is an interactive blog, meaning we encourage you to contribute with your own questions and comments related to the subject. We reserve the right to edit the content of any submissions, and to reject any comments we deem inappropriate. Please contact us if you have any concerns.

If you would like more information on the RDSP or access to more of our resources on a continual basis make sure to Join PLAN for free at www.rdsp.com.   By Joining PLAN you will receive free e-publications and e-information on the RDSP on a monthly basis.  It also provides additional benefits to you and your family, including; PLANfacts (PLAN’s newsletter), specially-produced Bulletins on the Registered Disability Savings Plan, Tax Tips for Families of People with Disabilities, Options for Home, an e-subscription to Abilities Magazine, and ActionPLAN (PLAN’s public policy ezine).

In addition, you’ll receive access to all PLAN workshops and seminars, including our newly developed tele-learning seminars and on-line courses.

To find out more about Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network (PLAN) you can visit www.plan.ca

This blog has been created thanks to the support of the Max Bell Foundation and the Law Foundation of BC.