In October, we celebrate the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP)—a long-term savings plan designed to help people with disabilities prepare for their financial futures. We have created a guide for community organizations and individuals to help raise awareness and get more people informed about the RDSP. We recognize that the ability to plan for your financial future gives people the opportunity to enjoy the present and look forward to the future. So, for this month, we’re asking, how would the RDSP help you to play in your present and future? How would you #PlanToPlay?1. Add the RDSP Awareness Month sticker to your profile picture on Facebook! • Click on “Update” and then “Add Frames” on your profile picture icon. • Search “RDSP Awareness” and select one of the four options.2. Participate in our #PlantoPlay challenge by sharing a photo or video of yourself having fun or doing something you enjoy. 3. Send us your RDSP story to share the impact it’s had on your life. 4. Call your local MP to share your story, promote the RDSP, and ask if there are supports in place for people who need it. 5. Host a local event at your organization to celebrate the RDSP. 6. Share information about the RDSP with friends, family and others who may be impacted by its benefits.7. Assist someone with opening an RDSP at their local financial institution.8. Distribute the RDSP brochure to your clients, friends and family.9. Use the RDSP calculator at http://www.rdsp.com/calculator to calculate your potential earnings. 10. Connect with us by using the hashtags #RDSPAwarenessMonth #RDSP #PlanToPlay



By Handy Circle Resource Society



Committee membership includes a range of individuals with disabilities, seniors, service providers with disabled community, and interested persons from the general public with a commitment to increasing accessibility for for persons one or more of the following types of disability:

. Mobility                                           . Developmental

. Agility                                               . Mental illness

. Hearing

. Speaking

After the Rick Hanson Man in Motion Tour, Council created an advisory committee in 1987 to look at accessibility issues in our community. The Prince George Advisory Committee on Accessibility (PGACA)  strives to “remove physical and social barriers which impede the full participation of people with disabilities and seniors in all of community life.” Since its inception, PGACA has made a great deal of progress in working toward creating a barrier-free community and for universal inclusiveness for all residents. The Committee continues to provides assistance to Council regarding matters of accessibility. Representatives are involved in a number of significant initiatives related to transportation, housing, infrastructure and recreation. Council is most appreciative of PGACA advice on addressing the needs of those individuals with special needs.I admire the dedication of those who volunteer on the committee and on behalf of my Council colleagues I extends our thanks to the PGACA members for their valued contributions toward enhancing the quality of life for all residence of Prince George. The Prince George Advisory Committee on Accessibility (PGACA) is a Council Committee that services to provide advice to Council and solicit feedback from the community on matters which effect persons with disabilities,seniors,those with access issued and all citizens. The committee works cooperatively with Civic Departments and other Committees,Commission and Boards whose activities may effect persons with disabilities. The committee seeks to provide expertise and advice on directions for the future planning of municipal services, programs and facilities to ensure full participation of all persons. The Committee works hard to ensure that persons with disabilities, seniors and  those with access issues are aware of the committee’s existence and mission to identify and overcome social and physical barriers.






By Handy Circle Resource Society