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Finance Tips: Debt & Being “Judgement Proof”

This week we have a special guest blog from Consolidated Credit. They have a team of amazing counsellors ready to help you manage your finances through your life events and avoiding the burden of debt. —————— Bankruptcy claims are being

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Mental health’ is often confused with ‘mental illness’

In honour of Mental Health Awareness Week, coming up in the first week of May, we’d like to shed some light on the difference between ‘mental health’ and ‘mental illness’. Although the terms are used interchangeably, ‘mental health’ and ‘mental

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How does the Disability Tax Credit help families of children with disabilities?

Finding the proper care and assistance for children living with disabilities can be daunting and special day cares, schools, or treatments can become costly – resulting in mounting debt or concern for finances. Consider that some children with disabilities may

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Little to no income? 4 Reasons why you should still file your taxes

When you file your annual tax return, you’re not only reporting your earnings and how much income tax you owe to the Government – the Government uses your tax return to assess what may be owed to you. This includes

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Community Highlight: My blindness is a gift – Shawn Marsolais

This article is posted with permission from Shawn Marsolais from Blind Beginnings. Throughout my childhood my family sat down to dinner together every night.  One particular dinner stands out in my memory as the day my life changed.  “You have

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How can the Disability Tax Credit help seniors?

Determining the appropriate care and assistance for our aging parents and loved ones can be daunting and nursing homes, retirement centres and care facilities can quickly result in concern for finances. Consider that some seniors qualify for the Disability Tax

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Your Disability Tax Credit application was declined – What’s next?

You collect your mail and see a letter from the Canada Revenue Agency – at last, it’s been weeks and you’re eagerly waiting for the CRA’s response to your Disability Tax Credit application. Friends and family told you about this

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Don’t overlook available disability benefits for your deceased loved one

“My dad was severely disabled. He passed last year. I cared for him leading up to that time. Is there any disability support for someone in my position?” – Carol in Winnipeg Nothing is certain but death and taxes. When a

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Community Highlight: WALK IT OFF Spinal Cord Wellness Centre Inc.

The National Benefit Authority advocates for an inclusive and accessible community. We believe it’s important to highlight and thank those in our community who are contributing positively to our people and making a difference. Our very first highlight is WALK

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Claiming attendant care medical expenses

A great challenge for some of us is figuring out how to support our aging parents, special needs children or spouses who live with severe illness. Some will inevitably seek attendant care – in the form of at-home assistance, full-time

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