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COVID-19 Tax Credit Benefit
Receive up to $600 of Disability Tax Credit (DTC)
Due Date: Friday, September 25, 2020
In recognition of the extraordinary expenses faced by persons with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Canada will be providing a one-time, tax-free amount of up to $600 paid to individuals who are:
eligible for the Disability Tax Credit (DTC);
- beneficiaries of Canada Pension Plan (CPP) Disability benefits;
- beneficiaries of Quebec Pension Plan (QPP) Disability benefits; or
- beneficiaries of one of the disability supports provided by Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC).
Individuals who are qualified to receive one of the above as of July 1, 2020 will receive this payment automatically; they do not need to apply.
For those who have not applied for the DTC yet, it is not too late for them to receive this payment. They have until September 25, 2020 to submit Form T2201, filled and certified by a medical practitioner, to their tax centre (see attached document).
This payment complements other emergency supports, such as the one-time special payment through the Goods and Services Tax Credit and the one-time payment to seniors.
To support you in your dealings with your clients, our Outreach team will be offering live webinars beginning August 27, 2020 to inform you and answer questions about the One-tme Disability Payment and the DTC.
You and your members can access the webinars on a computer with an internet browser, or via a smartphone (download Cisco Webex Meetings application for free) by registering here:
Please note that the password is: canada (lower case).
In addition, customized information sessions may also be offered to your clients and/or employees to inform them about the various credits and benefits to which they may be entitled, such as Canada Child Benefit (CCB), Goods and Services Tax Credit (GST), Canada Workers Benefit (CWT). You can request a presentation by sending an e-mail to the following address QUE_Visibilite-Outreach@cra-arc.gc.ca.
Feel free to forward this email to any organization that may be interested in or could benefit from this information and resources.
We would like to thank you for your continued efforts in making the information regarding the federal benefits and credits available to Canadians.
You can rest assured that we pursue our efforts to provide you with the best possible support.
The Quebec Region Outreach team
Does My Child Have ADHD and/or Learning Disabilities?
Guest Speaker: Linda Aber
Date: Tuesday, September 15th, 2020 at 8:00 pm
Topic: Almost all children at times will encounter some attention, learning and behavioral difficulties. However, for some these difficulties and symptoms are more frequent, intense and severely impact on a child’s school and daily life. In this ADHD/LD overview, Linda will share information to guide parents on the next steps needed to help their children.
Speaker: Linda Aber is a Parent Coach, Theraplay® Group, HeartMath® Anxiety Reduction Practitioner and Family Life Educator. She is a MCLD consultant who provides parenting support groups, social skills groups, anxiety reduction and school presentations to those living and/or working with children & adolescents diagnosed with ADHD, LD, mild ASD and anxiety.
To register and receive the Zoom link send an email to: email@example.com
Learn It Today – Use It Tomorrow! Strategies For Developing Executive Function Skills In Children & Adolescents
Guest Speaker: Sarah Ward, MS, CCC – SLP
Date: Sunday, April 18th, 2021
For: Parents, Special Educators, Teachers, School Support Staff, Psychologists, Speech Language Pathologists, Social Workers & Other Professionals.
Speaker: Sarah Ward, M.S., CCC/SLP has over 25 years of experience in diagnostic evaluations, treatment and case management of children, adolescents and adults with a wide range of developmental and brain based learning disabilities and behavioral problems including attention deficit disorder, verbal and non-verbal learning disabilities and mild ASD. Her particular interest is in the assessment and treatment of executive function deficits. Ms. Ward holds a faculty appointment at the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions.
A popular speaker, Sarah is an internationally recognized expert on executive function and presents seminars and workshops on the programs and strategies she has developed with her Co-Director Kristen Jacobsen. Their 360 Thinking Executive Function Program received the Innovative Promising Practices Award from the National Organization CHADD. She has presented to and consulted with over 1200 public and private schools in the United States, Canada and Europe.
Topics Covered During the Day: New view of Executive Function Skills, Improving Self-Regulation, Following Routines, Initiating Tasks, Making Transitions, Decreasing Prompts, Time and Task Management, The Get Ready *Do* Done Model, Closing the Homework Circle and Long Term Project Management.
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