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New Financial Consumer Protection Framework

Do you have a Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP), or another account with a bank? If so, you may be happy to hear about the new Financial Consumer Protection Framework that has come into …

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CRA Webinar Invites for July 2022

 Below are the upcoming live webcasts from Canada Revenue Agency. There is no registration required for the MS Teams presentations, you will just click the link in the attached calendar. MS Teams has built-in closed …

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Changes to Disability Tax Credit eligibility requirements

On June 23, 2022, the CRA announced changes to the eligibility requirements for the Disability Tax Credit (DTC) making it easier for more people to apply. The areas of expansion include mental functions necessary …

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Federal government tables Canada Disability Benefit Act for a second time

(Toronto) – On June 2nd, 2022, the federal government took an important step towards lifting disabled Canadians out of poverty by tabling Bill C-22 to “reduce poverty and support the financial security of persons …

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Access RDSP receives continued funding

We are thrilled to announce that the Access RDSP partnership between BC Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS), Disability Alliance BC (DABC) and Plan Institute has received another three years of funding from the provincial government. This means …

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New Resource: Guide to the DTC and RDSP for Newcomers with Disabilities

Disability Alliance BC, Plan Institute, and the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants have developed a new guide intended to help frontline workers in settlement agencies and advocates introduce newcomers with disabilities to both …

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Meet the Helpline Advisors

Do you have any disability-related questions for yourself or a loved one?  Did you know that we have a free Disability Planning Helpline that you can call toll-free from anywhere in Canada? Our team …

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Accessible Housing Network seeks researcher to undertake Canadian survey

The Accessible Housing Network (AHN), a collaboration of over 35 Canadian non-profits, advocates for changing Canadian Building Codes to mandate that all new housing be universal design – fully accessible to anyone of any …

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Happy National Volunteer Week!

Volunteers are essential to the success of Plan Institute and many other non-profits across Canada. We have been very fortunate to have worked with so many fantastic volunteers over the years and would like …

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Happy Retirement, Helene!

It is with deep gratitude and warm hearts that we announce the retirement of our friend and long-time helpline advisor, Helene Eshbach. Helene was the very first advisor hired for the helpline in 2010 …

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