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Budget 2021 Disability Updates

On April 19th, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, released Budget 2021: A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth, and Resilience. Within the budget there are some exciting mentions related …

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Investing in a Pandemic: Moving from Stress to Action

By Andrea Walters, Disability Planning Helpline Advisor, Plan Institute. As a parent of a loved one with a disability, I understand that talking about investing can feel stressful. Many of us began this year …

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Doing Your Taxes Doesn’t have to be Taxing

The process of filing taxes each year can seem confusing, time-consuming, and overly technical. However, the reality is that filing income taxes does not have to be a difficult or frustrating process. Why should …

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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

This article is a collaboration by Ken M. Kramer, Q.C., TEP, and Plan Institute. Ken is the Founder and Principal of KMK Law and has worked with Plan Institute for a number of years …

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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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