Selfadvocatenet.com coverage of Canadian Federal Budget 2018 on Tuesday Feb 27th, 2018
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as i get details of what in for people with disabilities i will post it for now check below release of the federal budget 2018 document
This from Govt of Canada website on federal budget 2018 sections https://www.budget.gc.ca/2018/docs/plan/toc-tdm-en.html
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Read the full text of the 2018 federal budget and Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s speech
Here is to another announcement pertaining Pension for Life plan, could also include Canadian with Disabilities besides veterans in military that have disabilities that they been injured in wars this one needs bit clarity still.
The government will introduce legislation for the Pension for Life plan, which will include benefits to support Canada’s veterans. The benefit would recognize pain and suffering caused by a service-related disability up to a maximum amount of $2,650. Another option is income replacement for veterans who are facing barriers returning to work after military service at 90% of their pre-release salary. Pension For Life means that a 25-year-old retired Corporal who is 100% disabled would receive more than $5,800 in monthly support, a 50-year-old retired major who is 100% disabled, monthly support would be almost $9,000.
Here is to might include Canadians with Disabilities in announcement of a Gender Based ANALYSIS
The Liberals have also put this budget through a gender-based analysis, which involves thinking about how a certain measure might affect men and women, or boys and girls, in a different ways, while accounting for other intersecting factors such as income, ethnicity, disability and sexual orientation.
Here to is part announcement Federal Budget 2018 think this to including disabilities a working income tax credit
WORKING INCOME TAX BENEFIT
The budget is expected to detail how the government will deliver on its commitment to add $500 million more to the Working Income Tax Benefit (WITB), beginning next year. The benefit allows people typically earning the minimum wage or less to receive more income by subsidizing their wages with a tax credit.
Here also investment in service dogs tax credit
Tax credit for service dogs. The Legion has advocated for the expansion of the Medical Expense Tax Credit to recognize the cost of Psychiatric Service Dogs. We are pleased to see the Government has now implemented this credit, which will be of direct benefit to those Veterans and others living with disabilities and who rely upon a service dog.
Here another investment federal budget 2018 announced to woman in new Pre-Apprenticeship Program
Starting in 2018-19, the government is set fund a new Pre-Apprenticeship Program to the tune of $46 million over five years and $10 million per year thereafter.“This program will encourage underrepresented groups — including but not limited to women, Indigenous Peoples, newcomers and persons with disabilities – to explore careers in the skilled trades. Working in partnership with provinces, territories, post-secondary institutions, training providers, unions and employers, the Pre-Apprenticeship Program will help Canadians explore the trades, gain work experience, make informed career choices and develop the skills needed to find and keep good, well-paying jobs in the trades,” explained budget 2018.
Special Olympics Canada Applauds Federal Government Supporting a Shared Vision of Sports for All Through Increased Funding in 2018 Budget
TORONTO, ON, February 27, 2018 –Today marks another important milestone for Special Olympics Canada (SOC), not only are we celebrating 50 years of transforming the lives of Canadians with intellectual disabilities through sport, The Government of Canada’s 2018 federal budget has approved an incremental $16 million for SOC over the next five years plus $2M per year ongoing. This funding represents an increase of $6 million from the 2014 incremental financing and will supplement Sport Canada’s current annual funding of more than $2.8 million.
As a national multi-sport organization, SOC provides year round community sport, training and competition opportunities for individuals with an intellectual disability of all ages and abilities, from coast to coast, in communities across Canada, large and small. With today’s announced funding, SOC can fulfill their strategy to expand and improve the athlete and volunteer experience, build organizational capacity through investments in technology and allocate resources to public education and research that reduces participation barriers and helps to build stronger, more inclusive communities across Canada.
“Special Olympics Canada is extremely grateful to be included in today’s 2018 federal budget. This commitment will allow Special Olympics Canada and our twelve provincial and territorial Chapters to extend our reach to even more Canadians with an intellectual disability,” said Sharon Bollenbach, CEO of Special Olympics Canada. “We are honored that the Government of Canada has made this investment in providing all Canadians the opportunity to access sport and thank them for their ongoing support and commitment to Special Olympics in Canada.”
This new funding will ensure that SOC will be able to sustain the momentum and impact achieved over the course of the last four years. It will also further maintain Special Olympics Canada as a leader in delivering opportunities that enrich the lives of Canadians with intellectual disabilities through sport. Currently, approximately 5% of Canadians with an intellectual disability are registered with Special Olympics in Canada. SOC and its twelve provincial and territorial Chapters are committed to significantly increasing this number and to the delivery of high-impact, cost effective community based sport experiences.
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