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Refundable DTC Campaign - #DTCforAll - sign the petition!

The below message was circulated by the Council of Canadians with Disabilities. As of this posting, there are 102 signatures on the petition. C'mon AEBC members, we can do better than that!

During the current election campaign, the Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) and Independent Living Canada (ILC) are joining together to ask political leaders to commit to making the Disability Tax Credit (DTC) refundable.

Here’s why:

  • The current DTC provides tax relief for eligible Canadians with disabilities who are working and paying taxes.

  • For 2/3 of the demographic - about 750,000 people - the DTC is of no assistance because they are not earning enough money to receive tax credits.

  • A new Refundable Disability Tax Credit (#DTCforAll) would help offset additional costs for persons living with significant disabilities, regardless of their income.

  • This reform would extend a modest annual amount of financial support to many of the lowest income earners in Canada and create new opportunities for inclusion and participation.

In order to inform the public, mobilize our communities and present our request to the political party leaders, we have launched a website with a petition, as well as Facebook and Twitter pages. The theme of the campaign is #DTCforAll.

We are asking you to get involved in this initiative. To do this you can:

Please let us know if you are planning a relevant all-candidate forum or other advocacy activity during the election campaign so we can add it to our calendar.

For more information, please call:

Council of Canadians with Disabilities, 204-947-0303;
Independent Living Canada, 613-563-2581; or

Thank you!

Together for inclusion and participation,
James Hicks, National Coordinator
Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD)

Diane Kreuger, National Director
Independent Living Canada (ILC)

Archival Date: 
Monday, October 19, 2015