By Jennifer Zwicker and Stephanie Dunn CRA, disability policy, disability supports, disability tax credit, Minister Lebouthillier, Persons with Disabiities, RDSP, registered disability savings plan
The tangled web of disability governance and policy in Canada At a recent Senate committee hearing on the Disability Tax Credit (DTC) and the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP), the father of a child with autism made a heart-felt plea and a chilling statement: “We are impacted by the inability to secure our son’s future. […]
By Al Etmanski basic income, Canada, Canada Revenue Agency, Canadians, CRA, disabilities, disability, disability tax credit, guaranteed basic income, Health Canada, Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network, poverty, RDSP, registered disability savings plan
Fix the RDSP and close the poverty gap of Canadians with disabilities Canada’s Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) is the first poverty-fighting tool for people with disabilities in the world. This remarkable example of federal/provincial/territorial cooperation, which was created in 2008, has already changed the lives of more than 150,000 Canadians with disabilities. Unfortunately, […]
By Kathleen O'Grady Canada Health Act, federal taxes, income tax, medical costs, registered disability savings plan, taxes
As Canadians we like to take pride in our publicly funded healthcare system, but the truth is many of us — especially those with or caring for someone with disabilities or chronic conditions — pay out of pocket for a wide range of essential health services.
By Kathleen O’Grady Canada Health Act, Canada healthcare system, disabilities, federal government, national disabilities act, registered disability savings plan
Many of us in the disability community were pleasantly surprised when the Liberal party promised to create a National Disabilities Act that would safeguard disability rights, reduce systemic barriers and establish a foundation of opportunity for those affected by disability.