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Changes to BC Recovery Benefit & PWD Supplements

Updated December 14th, 2020 On December 8, 2020, the Provincial Government of British Columbia announced a one-time tax-free payment of up to $1,000 for eligible families and single parents and up to $500 for …

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October is RDSP Awareness Month!

  In 2014, the government of BC declared October RDSP Awareness Month to help raise awareness about the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP). The RDSP is the world’s first savings plan specifically designed for …

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COVID-19 and the Disability Tax Credit – Beyond a $600 Payment

  Cynthia Minh, Disability Alliance BC *Please note that this blog post was last updated on November 3rd, 2020. Any updates made after this date may not be immediately reflected in this article. For …

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We can help you apply for the DTC

Today, Bill C-20, an act respecting further COVID-19 measures, received the official Royal Assent from the Government of Canada. This means that qualifying Canadians with disabilities will receive a one-time benefit of $600 to …

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Access RDSP is Hiring!

Access RDSP is a partnership between Plan Institute, BC Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS) and Disability Alliance BC (DABC). Through this program, DABC is hiring a Community Advocate for our Access RDSP program. …

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Erin’s RDSP Story

Ric Tesan is an RDSP workshop facilitator with Plan Institute and, more importantly, the father of a daughter with a disability, Erin. Ric has graciously shared Erin’s RDSP story with us! We opened a …

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10th Annual Federal Policy Forum on Inclusion: Why am I poor?

By Andrea Podruski, Plan Institute Board Member On Monday, December 2nd, the Canadian Association for Community Living and People First Canada based in Ottawa, hosted the 10th Annual Federal Policy Forum on Inclusion: Why …

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Interview with Don Shafer from The Conversation Lab

In this interview with Don Shafer from The Conversation Lab and Vancouver Co-op Radio, Cynthia Mihn from Disability Alliance BC and Nicola Dunne from Plan Institute discuss the RDSP and the work of both organizations.

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