- Do you or someone close to you live with a disability?
- Do you have concerns about financial security for the future?
- Would you like more information on the Registered Disability Savings Plan?
Join the UBC Learning Circle on Thursday, March 9, 2017 for an educational session with the BC Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS). In this session, presenters will provide an overview of the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP), which is designed to give people with disabilities financial security for the future.
Participants will learn about the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP):
- A detailed explanation of what it is;
- Requirements to open the account; and
- How it can benefit people with disabilities, especially those who are living on low to modest incomes.
Everyone is welcome to participate:
About the Presenters:
||Evelyn Huntjens is one of the Indigenous RDSP Navigators for BCANDS. She is a member of the Xeni Gwet’in – Tsilhqot’in People of Nemiah located in the Cariboo Chilcotin area of BC. Her role as the RDSP Navigator is to help clients with the RDSP process as much as possible. She provides services to eligible individuals, families and organizations, both within Indigenous communities and within BC’s urban and rural centers.|
|Kelsey Finlay is also an Indigenous RDSP Navigator at BCANDS. She is a member of the Qalipu Mi’kmaq Nation in Newfoundland and a graduate from the Social Work program at the University of Victoria.|
|Judit Takacs works as a Project Coordinator for Plan Institute. You’ll find her coordinating a suite of projects aimed at financial independence for those affected by disability. She is passionate about connecting people with initiatives and opportunities to foster well-being.|
|Salina Dewar is a Tax Advocate with Disability Alliance BC. She helps people who receive PWD or PPMB assistance, and assists with clients’ applications for the Disability Tax Credit so they can access the financial benefits they are entitled to. Salina is a lifelong learner with a commitment to human rights and social justice.|
- B.C. Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS)
- PLAN Institute
- Disability Alliance BC (DABC)
- Canada Revenue Agency – Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP)
Pdf version of their ppt presentation:
DISCLAIMER: Due to the sensitive subject matter and stories shared during the UBC Learning Circle sessions participants may become triggered. Please ensure you have prepared a support system for yourself in advance in which you may have easy access to. This could mean an Elder, trusted mentor/family/friend, Counsellor and/or crisis contact number.
Please contact the 24 Hour KUU-US Crisis Line at 1-800-588-8717 if you require emotional support. KUU-US services are for First Nations, by First Nations – all crisis response personnel are certified and trained in Indigenous cultural safety. Or call the BC Crises Centre at 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)..