RDSP Consciousness Month Occasion in Victoria

Parliamentary Secretary for Accessibility Dan Coulter visits Access RDSP partner BCANDS' table at RDSP Awareness Month event in Victoria.
Parliamentary Secretary for Accessibility Dan Coulter visits Entry RDSP associate BCANDS’ desk at RDSP Consciousness Month occasion in Victoria.

On October fifth, Incapacity Alliance BC (DABC), Plan Institute, British Columbia Aboriginal Community on Incapacity Society (BCANDS), Inclusion BC, and BC’s Human Rights Fee, got here collectively to advertise the Registered Incapacity Financial savings Plan in entrance of the Victoria Parliament Buildings!

We have been thrilled to reply questions in regards to the RDSP and to advertise consciousness. “Lower than one-third of eligible residents in Canada (as much as age 59) have a Registered Incapacity Financial savings Plan (RDSP)—about 31.5% in 2020″ (supply).

The RDSP was created by the federal authorities as a long-term financial savings plan for folks with disabilities and their households. Disabled folks can profit from an RDSP even when they can not put any cash into the plan and it’ll not have an effect on their different incapacity advantages. People who qualify for the RDSP, can achieve as much as $90,000 in grants and bonds for his or her retirement from the federal government.  

We handed out free RDSP t-shirts and had scrumptious RDSP themed desserts! Thanks to everybody that loved our free espresso and popcorn as effectively. We have been visited by our native MLAs, together with the MLA for Chilliwack and Parliamentary Secretary for Accessibility Dan Coulter and Minister of Social Growth and Poverty Discount Nicholas Simons, and MLA for Fraser-Nicola and Assistant Deputy Speaker Jackie Tegart. RDSP Consciousness Month and the significance of the RDSP was talked about in Parliament that afternoon. Moreover, the non-profits, together with DABC have been acknowledged in Parliament for our work surrounding the RDSP.  

Thanks to everybody that got here by to be taught in regards to the RDSP. For extra info on the RDSP, please go to: www.rdsp.com or contact rdsp@disabilityalliancebc.org/

604-872-1278 Toll Free 1-800-663-1278.

November is Indigenous Incapacity Consciousness Month!

DABC staff wearing masks and Access RDSP shirts created by BCANDS
DABC workers in Entry RDSP shirts created by BCANDS!

As we talked about above, certainly one of our Entry RDSP companions is BC Aboriginal Incapacity Community Society (BCANDS). BCANDS created Indigenous Incapacity Consciousness Month (IDAM) in 2015, designating November as IDAM.

From BCANDS’ web site, the place you may be taught extra about IDAM: “Indigenous peoples of Canada expertise a incapacity charge considerably increased than that of the final inhabitants. Indigenous Incapacity Consciousness Month (IDAM) brings consciousness of those limitations and the problems that Indigenous peoples dwelling with disabilities and their households face on daily basis. Extra importantly although, regardless of these limitations, IDAM celebrates the achievements of Indigenous peoples dwelling with disabilities and acknowledge the numerous and useful contributions they make to our communities socially, economically, and culturally on daily basis.”

On the RDSP Consciousness Month in Victoria mentioned earlier on this submit, BCANDS supplied us with Entry RDSP t-shirts! Benefit from the image of DABC workers of their new t-shirts above!


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