Help with the RDSP and DTC

The Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP), introduced in 2007, is a powerful way for eligible people with disabilities to save for their long-term financial security. It also enables people receiving social assistance to protect assets and income.

Introducing Access RDSP

In August 2016, DABC started operating Access RDSP in partnership with Plan Institute and the BC Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS).

Access RDSP’s goal is simple: to increase the number of British Columbians who have an RDSP.

Through this partnership, DABC advocates provide direct service by:

  • Helping people who are eligible for the RDSP to apply for the Disability Tax Credit (DTC), a pre-requisite for the RDSP
  • Going to the bank or credit union to help individuals open an RDSP
  • Connecting individuals who have the DTC to Plan Institute or BCANDS who will help people open an RDSP.

In addition to direct assistance, DABC and Plan Institute travel to communities across BC to raise awareness about Access RDSP. We provide information about the RDSP and DTC through workshops and one-on-one clinics, and meet with community organizations, banks, and credit unions to promote the RDSP.

Planning for the Future: A Success Story

This video tells a story about a family that is making smart savings decisions.  If you want to learn more about the Registered Disability Savings Plan and options to help you or a loved one with a disability save for the future please contact one of the Access RDSP Partners (see below for contact information).

Contact Access RDSP Partners


For help with the DTC and RDSP or to request a workshop, please call 604-872-1278; 1-800-663-1278 or email

Plan Institute

Plan Institute’s RDSP Helpline (1-844-311-7526) is a great resource for information about the RDSP and DTC. Plan Institute will also be administering the Endowment 150 program, formally operated by the Vancouver Foundation. Visit for more information on the RDSP and this new partnership.


Indigenous people living in British Columbia who are looking for information surrounding the RDSP and DTC can connect with one of BCANDS’s Indigenous RDSP Navigators at, (250) 381–7303 – Ext: 204, or toll free: 1-888-815-5511 – Ext: 204.

The Access RDSP partners thank the Vancouver Foundation
for their generous support of this program.