Access this link to find information and resources regarding vaccine prioritization and advocacy, education, distribution and human resources, link to the Ontario government vaccine information as well as updates from the Provincial Network COVID-19 Vaccine Working Group.
Click on this link to access this information:
A guide to learn why vaccines matter:
See ConnectAbility’s Resource Page for more information.
ARE YOU AN AUTISTIC ADULT WHOSE JOB OR JOB-SEARCH HAS BEEN IMPACTED BY COVID-19?
Consider participating in this project about your employment experiences during COVID-19.
Please see their invitation for more details.
Disability Employment Equality Network is providing Emergency Response Support Services in light of Covid-19. Click the General COVID19 Flyer for more information.
For more information, please see their newsletter – October 2020
As CERB wraps up there are some new supports in place to assist people through these trying times. One of those benefits is the Canada Recovery
Caregiver Benefit (CRCB). The new Canada Recovery Caregiver Benefit is
effective from September 27, 2020 for one year, and provides $500 per week (($450 after taxes withheld), for up to 26 weeks per household to
For more information about eligibility, please see the CRCB poster.
You must apply for the Disability Tax Credit before September 25th 2020.
For eligibility details, further directives and information, please click here
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: