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We have to talk to anybody and everybody to get the Canada Disability Benefit

By Rabia Khedr It’s important that we have conversations about disability poverty everywhere we can. I spend a lot of time talking to people. From individuals living the experience to people in positions of …

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CRA Webinar Invites for March 2022

  Upcoming Live Webinars from Canada Revenue Agency *Please note that they will be changing their virtual platform from WebEx to MS Teams effective March 21, 2022. There is no registration required for our …

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Tax Tips & Resources for People with Disabilities

Information provided by Plan Institute and Disability Alliance BC The process of filing a tax return every year can seem confusing, time-consuming, and technical. However, the reality is that filing income taxes can be …

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Paid Research Opportunity for youth with disabilities/mental health challenges and/or caregivers

CanAssist at the University of Victoria Provincial Employment Strategy for Youth with Disabilities  Are you between 15-29 years of age, self-identify with a disability, mental health challenge and/or experience with substance use and/or youth …

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CRA webinars for caregivers and people with disabilities

Canada Revenue Agency is offering the following live webinars in January and February: Persons with Disabilities Presentation on Wed Jan 26, 2022 from 1:30-2:30pm PST, Thurs Feb 10, 2022 from 6:30-7:30pm PST and Wed …

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What Positive Financial Steps Can I Take During the Covid-19 Uncertainty?    

By Alison Izat With the Covid-19 Pandemic upon us, we’re all experiencing a sudden change to our work and home lives and an increasing level of uncertainty as to what the future looks like. …

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The RDSP: Rosie’s Story

. For RDSP awareness month, we asked someone with an RDSP to share their experience. This is what they had to say. At 34 years old my life completely changed I was a university …

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Everyone Should Be Talking About Disability Poverty

by Michelle Hewitt, Co-Chair, Disability Without Poverty This month, everyone is talking about the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) – and so they should! Since its creation in 2008, the RDSP has been at …

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Celebrating Art in the Disability community

We want your creative talents! December 3 is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, and Disability Without Poverty (DWP) wants to celebrate the contributions and creativity of persons with disabilities! We’re putting together a video montage …

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What are personal networks of support?

Friendships and connections are critical to our well-being. Most of us have informal social support networks – people we count on and confide in; people who help us out: relatives, friends, colleagues, and acquaintances. …

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