To recognize British Columbia’s third-annual RDSP Awareness Month, and to celebrate that B.C. is leading the way for RDSP education and uptake across the country, Michelle Stilwell, B.C.’s Minister of Social Development and Social Innovation, and Carla Qualtrough, federal Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, joined forces to challenge all ministers responsible for persons with disabilities across Canada to take actions to increase Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) uptake in their provinces or territories.
Both ministers were joined by members of the Canadian wheelchair rugby team for a demonstration game of wheelchair rugby to kick-off the event. Speakers who have an RDSP addressed the audience at Robson Square in Vancouver to explain their experience and the benefits of the long-term savings plan program.
Minister Qualtrough applauded the Government of British Columbia’s efforts to increase awareness and uptake of the RDSP and encouraged all eligible Canadians to apply for an RDSP. Over 33% of individuals in B.C. between the ages of 0 and 49, who are eligible for the disability tax credit, have an RDSP, making it the province with the highest per-capita uptake in the country.
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