Category Archives: Covid-19

Prime Minister announces supports for Canadians with disabilities to address challenges from COVID-19

Last week, SCS joined an initiative encouraging provincial organizations and our partners to send a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Minister of Finance Bill Morneau and MPs located in the Eastern Region requesting financial support to help people with developmental disabilities deal with extra expenses during the pandemic.

Our Board members took it a step further and connected with local MPs to ensure the message was heard.

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced support to help Canadians with disabilities deal with extra expenses during the pandemic.

This support includes a special one-time, tax-free payment to individuals who are certificate holders of the Disability Tax Credit as of June 1, 2020, as follows:

  • $600 for Canadians with a valid Disability Tax Credit certificate.
  • $300 for Canadians with a valid Disability Tax Credit certificate and who are eligible for the Old Age Security (OAS) pension.
  • $100 for Canadians with a valid Disability Tax Credit certificate and who are eligible for the OAS pension and the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS).

Click on this link to read the announcement:
https://pm.gc.ca/en/news/news-releases/2020/06/05/prime-minister-announces-supports-canadians-disabilities-address

CVE’s ODSP Covid Fact Sheet

Although this may be a challenging time, we at CVE Inc. are here to support you with your employment support and any related items. We have created this fact  ODSP & Covid-19 Fact Sheet to help you stay safe and healthy and to help educate you on the signs and symptoms of Covid-19. We are also including tips on how to take care of your mental health which is just as important as your physical health.

The Human Needs Task Force (HNTF)

As we continue to move forward during these difficult times, we are hoping to work more closely with cultural associations to ensure that residents are informed and aware of the services and supports are available from the City of Ottawa, and across our city. To support these efforts the City of Ottawa’s Community and Social Services Department has developed a new webpage.

Please see this HNTF email for more information.

We Are All in This Together – A Message From SCS Team

Our day to day activities have drastically changed over the past few months, and there is still fear and uncertainty as to what the future holds for all of us in this new era of physical distancing.

Even though we are not able to meet you in person at this time, we are still here to support you! We have taken measures to ensure that you can still contact us by telephone, or meet with us virtually through other methods of online communications.

Our employees and Board of Directors have been very active within the last few months, and have continued to work relentlessly to ensure that individuals and their families are heard and supported. We are extremely grateful for all the employees at SCS, who continue to go above and beyond during this pandemic. We couldn’t do it without each and every one of them. A big thank you to all of our employees!

As we prepare for the “new” normal and the eventual re-opening of SCS, your safety and the safety of our employees will be our priority and will require careful planning. Please visit our website at scsonline.ca, in order to see updates about the eventual re-opening of our offices, and on how to get in touch with us.

We are all in this together!

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