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Join the Canadian Disability Benefit Initiative!

The first-ever commitment to create a national Disability Benefit program was announced in the September 2020 Speech from the Throne, and reinforced in Minister Carla Qualtrough’s January 2021 supplementary mandate letter. This commitment was …

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5 Myths about the Disability Tax Credit

Updated by Disability Alliance BC The Disability Tax Credit, otherwise known as the DTC or the T2201 form from the Canada Revenue Agency, is a complicated tax credit that has led to many misunderstandings …

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Tips for making a will if you have a loved-one with a disability

Why it’s important to have a will Making a will is an important part of future planning, however it can be challenging and is very easy to put off. If you have a child …

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The netClé Project – improving connectedness and helping independence

Tetra Society North America is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people with physical disabilities achieve independence. Within the market, there are not enough solutions catered to people with disabilities, or there are many …

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A cure for frustration

Have a plan to create change Written by Hannah Sung and originally posted on her blog At the End of the Day What were you doing the night of the first Trump-Biden debate? I’m …

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The R-word takes away people’s humanity. We all need to stop using it Social Sharing

The word represents one of the most stubborn and persistent stigmas in history By Al Etmanski · For CBC News Opinion · Posted: Dec 22, 2020 6:00 AM PT | Last Updated: December 22, 2020 This is an …

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Changes to BC Recovery Benefit & PWD Supplements

Updated December 14th, 2020 On December 8, 2020, the Provincial Government of British Columbia announced a one-time tax-free payment of up to $1,000 for eligible families and single parents and up to $500 for …

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Intentionally Connected

Written by Rebecca Pauls (PLAN) and Jeff Dobbin (P4P Planning Network) COVID has messed up all of our routines and many of the people we used to see are now off limits. But we …

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Navigating COVID-19 for Indigenous Persons with Disabilities and Their Families

By Ada Jane Okonkwo (BCANDS) Disability and Indigenous communities As we acknowledged Indigenous Disability Awareness Month this past November, it was especially important to recognize the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Indigenous persons …

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Our 2020 International Day of People With Disabilities Agenda: No More Poverty!

By Donna Thomson The disability community in Canada has a long history of being fractured. Disability groups have traditionally competed for scarce resources – that’s just the way things were. Jockeying for limited funding resources …

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