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Paid Research Study: Interviews about Disability and Reproductive Health during COVID-19 in Canada

Disability and Reproductive Health during COVID-19 is a research study about the reproductive health of women and trans people with disabilities living in Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic. Who is eligible? You may be …

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Upcoming webinars from CRA for BC/Yukon

The following webinars are hosted by Canada Revenue Agency (CRA); Plan Insitute has no affiliation with them. We are simply sharing the information so that others can take advantage of these learning opportunities. “Canada …

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Back to school resources

For parents and caregivers who have children with disabilities We all have fears and anxieties for our children when they embark on a new stage of life. For parents and caregivers who have a …

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Changes to Disability Tax Credit Eligibility Take Effect Today

The eligibility requirements for the Disability Tax Credit (DTC)  under mental functions and life-sustaining therapy were widened in June 2022. As of today, the application forms reflect these changes. Paper application form Digital application …

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New Financial Consumer Protection Framework

Do you have a Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP), or another account with a bank? If so, you may be happy to hear about the new Financial Consumer Protection Framework that has come into …

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CRA Webinar Invites for July 2022

 Below are the upcoming live webcasts from Canada Revenue Agency. There is no registration required for the MS Teams presentations, you will just click the link in the attached calendar. MS Teams has built-in closed …

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Changes to Disability Tax Credit eligibility requirements

On June 23, 2022, the CRA announced changes to the eligibility requirements for the Disability Tax Credit (DTC) making it easier for more people to apply. The areas of expansion include mental functions necessary …

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Federal government tables Canada Disability Benefit Act for a second time

(Toronto) – On June 2nd, 2022, the federal government took an important step towards lifting disabled Canadians out of poverty by tabling Bill C-22 to “reduce poverty and support the financial security of persons …

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Access RDSP receives continued funding

We are thrilled to announce that the Access RDSP partnership between BC Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS), Disability Alliance BC (DABC) and Plan Institute has received another three years of funding from the provincial government. This means …

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New Resource: Guide to the DTC and RDSP for Newcomers with Disabilities

Disability Alliance BC, Plan Institute, and the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants have developed a new guide intended to help frontline workers in settlement agencies and advocates introduce newcomers with disabilities to both …

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