FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 13, 2017TORONTO - The United Nations called on Canada today to address the "persisting gaps in the exercise and enjoyment of rights by persons with disabilities, such as education, work and employment and an adequate standard of living, including due to lack of affordable housing and access to water and sanitation".
April is National Volunteer Month and the CACL Board of Directors is made up of 24 members, three of which are Marcella Baldwin, Claude Sauvé, and Roy Skoreyko, who self-identify as having an intellectual disability.
2017 proposes new and expanded investments with significant potential for
making a positive impact on the social and economic well-being of Canadians
with intellectual and other disabilities and their families. The Canadian
Association for Community Living (CACL) believes this potential can be maximized
by attaching clear accountabilities, principles and conditions to these investments. This will make sure they
make positive gains in building an inclusive and accessible Canada. We hope to see these requirements confirmed
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