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Access RDSP

The Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP), introduced in 2007, is a powerful way for eligible people with disabilities to save for their long-term financial security. It also enables people receiving social assistance to protect assets and income. Through a new partnership with Plan Institute and the BC Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS), we can:

- Help people who are eligible for the RDSP to apply for the Disability Tax Credit (DTC), a pre-requisite for the RDSP.
- Connect individuals who have the DTC to Plan Institute or BCANDS who will help people open an RDSP.

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Address / Contact Info
Disability Alliance BC
#204-456 West Broadway
, Vancouver, BC, V5Y 1R3
Phone: (604) 872-1278
Toll-free: 1-800-663-1278
Fax: (604) 875-9227
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Advocacy Access

Since 1977, Disability Alliance BC has been a provincial, cross-disability voice in British Columbia.

Our mission is to support people, with all disabilities, to live with dignity, independence and as equal and full participants in the community. We champion issues impacting the lives of people with disabilities through our direct services, community partnerships, advocacy, research and publications.more info

Address / Contact Info
Disability Alliance BC
#204 - 456 West Broadway
, Vancouver, BC, V5Y 1R3
Advocacy Access Line: (604) 872-1278
Main office/administration line: (604) 875-0188
Fax: (604) 875-9227
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BC Family Bonus

The BC Family Bonus and the BC Earned Income Benefit are tax-free monthly payments to help low and modest income working families living in British Columbia with the cost of raising their children.more info

Address / Contact Info
Vancouver: (604) 660-2421
Elsewhere in B.C.: 1-800-663-7867
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Credit Counselling Society

The Credit Counselling Society (CCS) is a non-profit, charitable organization that was established in 1996 to help people find solutions to their debt problems and learn to manage their money and credit better. We serve Canadians in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario in person, over the phone and online. We have offices in each province and are available to the public 6 days a week.
CCS’s mission is “We Help, We Educate, We Give Hope” and our services are available to anyone who would like our assistance regardless of income level, gender, age, race or socio-economic status. Our mandate is to educate Canadians in personal money management and the wise use of credit, and to help individuals and families find solutions to their financial challenges through objective counselling and debt repayment solutions.
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Address / Contact Info
Suite 230 - 1855 Kirschner Road
, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 4N7
Phone: (604) 527-8999
Toll-free: 1-888-527-8999
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Income Assistance

Self-Serve Assessment and Application tool to determine your eligibility and apply online for BC Employment and Assistance (BCEA)more info

Address / Contact Info
General Enquiries: (604) 660-2421
Toll-free: 1-800-663-7867
Vancouver: (604) 775-0303
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Tax Assistance and Information for People with Disabilities (Tax AID DABC)

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Address / Contact Info
Disability Alliance BC
#204-456 West Broadway
, Vancouver, BC, V5Y 1R3
Advocacy line: (604) 872-1278
Toll-free: 1-800-663-1278
Fax: (604) 875-9227
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