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A Retired Introvert and his Family – Our Covid Story

By Dallas Hinton BC (Before Covid), the three of us lived what seemed like normal lives – to us, anyway. We have a few good friends, see the occasional movie, go out to dinner …

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COVID-19 and the Disability Tax Credit – Beyond a $600 Payment

  Cynthia Minh, Disability Alliance BC As Canadians are asked to readjust their daily lives in response to COVID-19, we’ve seen how health and social inequities disproportionately impact different communities. For many people with …

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We can help you apply for the DTC

Today, Bill C-20, an act respecting further COVID-19 measures, received the official Royal Assent from the Government of Canada. This means that qualifying Canadians with disabilities will receive a one-time benefit of $600 to …

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$600 payment for people with disabilities approved in Parliament

We are very pleased to see that legislation was passed today that will give Canadians with disabilities a one-time benefit of $600 to help cover extra COVID19 costs. Today, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister …

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Access RDSP is Hiring!

Access RDSP is a partnership between Plan Institute, BC Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS) and Disability Alliance BC (DABC). Through this program, DABC is hiring a Community Advocate for our Access RDSP program. …

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Champions for Inclusive Health Stakeholder Coalition

Champions for Inclusive Health Stakeholder Coalition – Striving for Health Equity through Collective Action Not too long ago, Special Olympics BC received a grant from our international body to conduct basic health screenings for …

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2020 Tax Season Update

By Tom O’Dwyer, Ability Tax and Trust These are turbulent and uncertain times. While the government is taking both monetary and fiscal measures to stimulate the Canadian economy, no one can predict the impact …

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Staying Connected Webinar Series

The ability to stay connected to one another has dramatically changed over the last two months as most of us are staying home to protect ourselves, and our loved ones. As a result, many …

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The Power of Disability Concert

The Power of Disability Concert is a live-streamed celebration showcasing the power of disability through music, storytelling, and humour. It will entertain and bring joy and laughter into your lives, create a sense of …

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Available COVID-19 Financial Aid For individuals

Updated on May 13, 2020. The following document is a list of available COVID-19 financial aid compiled by Halldor Bjarnason of Access Law Group, who also facilitates Plan Institute’s Wills, Trusts, and Estates Planning …

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