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NEADS Community Engagement Meeting: The Registered Disability Savings Plan and the Canada Disability Savings Grant and Bond 12 PM EST 1 PM EST, Wednesday, February 17, 2021

12 PM EST – 1 PM EST, Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Biography of speaker:
Sarah Sweenie – Junior Program Advisor, Canada Disability Savings Program

Sarah works as a Junior Program Advisor for the Canada Disability Savings Program within the Office for Disability Issues of Employment and Social Development Canada. She has a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Carleton University and has held various positions within the federal public service since 2016. Over the past three years, Sarah has played a key role in promoting the Registered Disability Savings Plan and the Canada Disability Savings Grant and Bond at health and ability-related conferences across Canada, and in providing information sessions to organizations and provincial social service front-line workers who support Canadians with disabilities and their families.
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The Registered Disability Savings Plan and the Canada Disability Savings Grant and Bond

Implemented in 2008, the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) is a long-term savings vehicle designed to help Canadians with severe and prolonged disabilities and their families save for the future. A beneficiary can have up to $200,000 of private contributions in their RDSP over the plan’s lifetime. To help these savings grow, the Government of Canada can contribute up to $90,000 to an eligible beneficiary’s RDSP through the Canada Disability Savings Grant and the Canada Disability Savings Bond. This information session will be an opportunity to learn more about how the RDSP works, what the benefits are, what improvements have been made to the program since 2008, and how to go about opening and managing a plan.

Come join the National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) for a Community Engagement Meeting.
Register at: https://bit.ly/3cJuOSG
Share your experience!
Hear what a community member is doing on accessibility/mental health!
Ask questions relating to accessibility supports!
Discuss mental health, and
Meet new people!
Captioning is available.
This is the loose agenda for our virtual coffees:
3pm: Introductions
3:10pm: Speaker's Talk
3:30pm: Questions and Feedback
3:45pm: Open Discussion on Accessibility and Mental Health
3:50pm: Conclusion