CACL has submitted its brief on the Accession to the United Nations Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities to the Office for Disability Issues, Employment and Social Development Canada.
The following is a letter written by Michael Bach, CACL Executive Vice-President.As I move on from my role as Executive Vice-President at CACL (as of April 16), I want to share a few reflections with my friends and colleagues at CACL and beyond in the disability and human rights movements.
The following article has been provided by the
Canada Revenue Agency.
The Canada Revenue Agency
(CRA) administers credits and benefits for Canadians with disabilities and
their caregivers. These can help lower costs over time, from childhood, through
the school years, to the workforce, and to retirement.
Here are some tips for tax
time from the CRA:
Apply for tax credits
On February 7, 2017, the Government of Canada announced the reinstatement and modernization of the Court Challenges Program (CCP). The CCP will combine the former Program and the Language Rights Support Program with a more streamlined approach. The Program will provide financial support to Canadians to access the courts for the litigation of precedent-setting test cases of national significance that help clarify certain constitutional and quasi-constitutional official language rights and human rights in Canada.
The CACL membership appointed three new members to the Board of Directors at our Annual General Meeting in Ottawa, December 2016. New board members represent diverse regions of Canada including New Brunswick, the Northwest Territories, and Nunavut. CACL and its membership welcomes Moira Wilson (NB), Vee Faira (NT), and Noah Papatsie (NU). We know you will make wonderful contributions in advancing inclusion in Canada!Stay tuned: We will be introducing other members of the CACL national Board of Directors soon.