TORONTO, Feb. 20 /CNW/ -
WHAT: The Registered Disability Savings Plan is a new federal government
initiative introduced to enhance the long-term financial security
of people with disabilities.
WHY: An estimated 4.4 million Canadians-one out of every seven in the
population-reported having a disability in 2006 according to
Statistics Canada. Canada is the first country in the world to
offer a registered savings product for people with disabilities.
The contribution deadline is fast approaching - March 2, 2009.
WHO: David Sharone, BMO Financial Group is available to help shed light
on RDSPs and how they can help people with disabilities and their
families. He can discuss and help answer:
- What is an RDSP and how does it work?
- Who qualifies for an RDSP?
- As a parent with a child with disabilities, how can I help
enhance their long-term financial security?
- How do I set up an RDSP?
For further information:
For further information: To arrange an interview, contact: Deborah Rowe,
Toronto, firstname.lastname@example.org, (416) 867-3996; Lucie Gosselin, Montreal,
email@example.com, (514) 877-1101; Laurie Grant, Vancouver,
firstname.lastname@example.org, (604) 665-7596; Internet: www.bmo.com