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Community Highlight – Canucks Autism in Vancouver

Sports and Autism: Canucks Autism Network Breaks Barriers Do you remember the feeling of exhilaration when you first learned to ride a bike? Or the confidence and camaraderie you felt when you played on your first sports team or made

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Guest Blog: Change Two Lives with Citizen Advocacy Ottawa

This is a guest post from Citizen Advocacy Ottawa. Pictured, Pilar & Sue – volunteer and her match at Citizen Advocacy Ottawa.   Citizen Advocacy Ottawa is a small, but powerful, registered charity. It is one of the few organizations that

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Disability Tax Credit Stories: Living with Diabetes

Diabetes – Disability or Opportunity? This post was written by our ambassador, Debra Gold. Her experience with diabetes is one of inspiration and perseverance. Read about how she claimed her disability tax credit here.     Around 20 years ago

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Disability Tax Credit Stories: Debra Gold

Deb says:  Knowledge is Power This post was written by our ambassador, Debra Gold. She details her experience with the Disability Tax Credit as a client of another service provider, who will remain unnamed per Debra’s discretion.    So, I

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Who can sign my Disability Tax Credit certificate?

The Disability Tax Credit certificate (T2201) is comprised of 2 parts. Part A is what you (and a sponsor) complete. Part B is for your qualified practitioner to complete. This bulk of the form is the most important as you

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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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