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

This new guide is the result of a partnership between Disability Alliance BC, Plan Institute, and the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants.

It is designed to help frontline workers in settlement agencies and advocates introduce newcomers with disabilities to both the Disability Tax Credit and Registered Disability Saving Plan, explain the benefits of these programs, the eligibility criteria, and to guide them through the process, if and where needed.

Download the PDF in English and French:

Read it online in flipbook format here in English and French:

Workshop on the Disability Tax Credit and Registered Disability Savings Plan

poster for workshop - also available in PDF form at the bottom of the post

We’re pleased to be partnering with S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Canada and Plan Institute on a free online workshop.

Newcomers to Canada are invited to join us on March 11th to learn about the Disability Tax Credit & Registered Disability Savings Plan.

For registration/enquiry:

Phone: 236-880-3048

Download the poster here.

Call for Disability Tax Credit Fee Stories!

Everyone should be talking about barriers to the DTC!

Our Access RDSP advocates have heard from many clients about the financial barriers that have made it more difficult for them to apply for the Disability Tax Credit (DTC). Today is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Barriers to the DTC (and, by extension, the RDSP contribute to poverty amongst the disability community in BC. We continue to advocate for the removal of these barriers.

While applying for the Disability Tax Credit, if you dealt with:

– A fee from your medical practitioner that you couldn’t afford

– A company that charged you an application fee or percentage of your return

We want to hear from you! You can reach us by email at, or by phone at 1-800-663-1278 to share your story.

If you haven’t applied for the Disability Tax Credit, and you would like help, contact us the same way.