Registered Disability Saving Plan Tele-Seminar

The Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network is hosting a free tele-seminar info session about the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP).

Dates: January 18, 2013 or February 16, 2013
Time: 9:00-10:30am
Location: Tele-seminar
Cost: Free
Contact: or 604-439-9556 to register

The RDSP helps Canadians with disabilities and their families save for the future. You should consider opening an RDSP if you have a disability and are:

– Under age 60 (you must apply before the end of the calendar year in which you turn 59)
– A Canadian resident with a Social Insurance Number (SIN)
– Eligible for the Disability Tax Credit
– Looking for a long-term savings plan

To help you save, the Government will pay a matching Canada Disability Savings Grant of up to $3,500 a year on your contributions. The Government will also pay a Canada Disability Savings Bond of up to $1,000 a year into the RDSPs of low-income and modest-income Canadians. No contributions are necessary to receive the bond. Grants and bonds are paid into the RDSP until the end of the calendar year the beneficiary turns 49 years old. Money paid out of an RDSP will not affect your eligibility for federal benefits, and will have little or no impact on social assistance payments.

Funding for this information session is provided by the Government of Canada

For more info go to:

Come to the "Living with a Disability" Conference in February

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BCCPD is delighted to partner with March of Dimes Canada,  Muscular Dystrophy Canada and Stroke Recovery Association of BC on an upcoming event.

Living with a Disability, Health and Wellness Information Day will include sessions on:

  • Self-Advocacy
  • Stroke Recovery, Muscular Dystrophy, Polio/Post-Polio Accessible Travel
  • Coping with Depression
  • Respiratory Care
  • Registered Disability Savings Plan and other financial matters
  • Conductive Education®
  • Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities
  • Display Booths, and much more

Date: February 28/13, 9 am to 4 pm

Location: Holiday Inn Broadway, Vancouver

Registration Fee: $10.00 Attendees/$25.00 Health Professionals

Download the Registration Form.

If you have any questions or are interested in having a booth please contact:

Gemma Woticky | March of Dimes |, 1-800-263-3463 x 7207

New Workbook: Going to the CPP Disability Review Tribunal

The BCCPD is very excited to present our new self-help Workbook, Going to the CPP Disability Review Tribunal. You can view the Workbook at the BCCPD website, on our Money and Income Supports page. The Workbook has been designed to help people whose Canada Pension Plan disability benefits application and Reconsideration Request have been denied, and are contemplating the next level of appeal–the Review Tribunal. Watch this short video overview of the Workbook.

If you would like us to mail you hard copies of the Workbook, please email Valerie Stapleton at or phone her at 604-875-0188 or 1-800-663-1278. Chinese and Punjabi translations will also be available soon.

Funded by The Law Foundation of Ontario, Access to Justice Fund. Thank you to the Law Foundation for their support.