Human Resources and Development Canada

Open an RDSP now or wait until a child becomes and adult?

  

Because RDSP beneficiaries will probably have lower income than their families once they become adults, people think that they should wait until the beneficiary is an adult before opening.  The analysis doesn’t necessarily bear this out.  Read the post:

 http://rdspresource.ca/index.php/2012/01/when-should-you-start-an-rdsp-for-your-child/

 

RDSP Resource Centre

  

The RDSP Resource Centre has a website and help desk to assist people in understanding, qualifying for, and setting up their RDSPs. You’ll find news, detailed information, tips and discussion.  

If your question isn’t answered on the website, call or email.

Telephone: 604-630-0333 or toll free 1-855-773-RDSP (7377)

Website: www.rdspresource.ca 

What to do if government payments to your RDSP are delayed

  

The payment of Canada Disability Savings Bonds and Grants – the federal government contributions – are sometimes delayed in being deposited into people’s RDSPs.  Usually the problem is not serious, however, it also usually won’t be rectified if you don’t do anything about it.

I recently did a detailed post on why government payments are delayed and what you can do about it.  You can read it here:  http://rdspresource.ca/index.php/2011/09/delays-in-the-payment-of-grant-or-bond/

Engaging your Employees

  

Employers are moving away from the old management style of "command and control" to engaging their employees.  Studies have shown that engaged employees are 40% more productive than other employees and have a higher level of emotional committment.  This goes a long way in ensuring consistency in the care of your family member!

Perhaps that next time you want something done at a home, try engaging the employees by building a vision of what you’d like for your son or daughter in the future and ask the staff how they can help contribute to your vision.  If you consistently apply this you’d be surprised at the increased level of committment and productivity.

Top 10 things that engages employees:

1. Achievement

2. Recognition

3. The work itself

4. Responsibility

5. Increased responsibility

6. Growth

7. Salary

8. Relationships at work

9. Working conditions

10. Security

You may not be able to do all of these but try out a few over the next couple of months and see.  Lead the way!