The Registered Disability Savings Plan


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Tele-seminars refer to our conference call information sessions which can be attended from anywhere by telephone or computer. Call-in info will be emailed to you after you have registered. All times listed are in Pacific Standard Time.

In-person sessions are held at the Plan Institute office in Vancouver at #260-3665 Kingsway, at Boundary.

About the RDSP

The Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) is a Canada-wide registered matched savings plan specific for people with disabilities. 

It is a unique savings program that allows savings to grow in a tax-deferred environment and provides matching federal contributions of up to 300% annually. Canada is the first country in the world to have a RDSP, which helps those living with a disability and their families save for the future. An estimated 500,000 people across Canada will benefit from this initiative, and future impacts of the RDSP go well beyond a simple planning tool. 

Although the RDSP is the most powerful financial tool for Canadians with disabilities and their families to secure stability for the future, the biggest challenge has been getting the information out about the RDSP to the families who need it the most; it is PLAN’s goal to inform families with disabilities about the RDSP in order to help create a good life and a strong financial future. 

What will you get out of this workshop?

You will learn the ins-and-outs of the RDSP, how to become eligible, open, manage and benefit from your own account. Our sessions are held in a small group setting so that individual questions can easily be answered.

Designed for: Families and individuals with a disability, as well as professionals.

    Some of our instructors:

    Dan McDonald is a Lifetime member of PLAN as well as a Certified Professional Accountant [CPA] with a PhD and a former accounting professor at Simon Fraser University.

    Laurie Gecshke is a long-time disability planning advisor for Plan Institute. 

    Laura Mackenrot graduated from UBC with a Bachelor of Commerce designation. Born with severe arthritis, she has been active in advocacy all her life. Since becoming totally blind, Laura has become a financial expert for people with disabilities, specializing in the RDSP. She has been presenting RDSP tele-seminars for PLAN for over 4 years, and currently sits on the Persons With Disabilities Advisory Committee for the City of Vancouver.

    Ric Tesan is a Lifetime Member of PLAN who supports his daughter Erin to live a meaningful life. Ric has extensive knowledge of the RDSP and many other aspects of future planning. 

    Tom Mooney has been active with PLAN and Plan Institute for the past 10 years, and with Vancouver Adaptive Snow Sports for the past 5 years. 


    For more information please email or call 604-439-9566.