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Tax Tips - 2012 Taxation Year
Tax time is once again upon us. At this time of the year, many people with disabilities and their families hear stories about all the tax deductions that they are entitled to but of which they are unaware. Each year the Long Term Planning & Support Program produces an article about Tax Savings that are available for individuals with a disability.
To learn more about:
- Registered Disability Savings Plan
- Registered Educational Savings Plans
- Tax Free Savings Accounts
- The Caregiver Amount
- The Disability Amount
- The Disability Tax Credit certificate
- Re-Filing for taxes that should not have been paid
Click here to view Tax Tips article.
2013 OFCP Annual Award Nominations
Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy has established several annual awards to acknowledge persons with cerebral palsy, their families, professionals and community members for their significant contributions in improving lives of people with cerebral palsy in Ontario.
We are pleased to announce that nominations for 2013 OFCP Annual Awards will be accepted until Monday, July 15, 2013. For more information regarding award nominations please click here.
Get on Board!
The Disabled Sailing Association of Ontario (DSAO) are inviting youth with Disabilities, ages 12 –20 to join them for 2 days of sailing in Toronto’s Inner Harbour. Get out on the water and enjoy a 2-day sailing adventure. Attend as many sessions as you want !
Open to youth from ages 12 –20. Location: The DSAO docks are at 283 Queens Quay West Toronto. Sessions run most Wednesday and Thursdays in July and August from 1:30—5:00 PM
For more information please contact: Barbara Hopewell, Program Director, 416-960-0655 or visit http://www.disabledsailing.on.ca/
Breaking the ICE Canada 2013 Conference
“Inspiration is all Around us” - The Breaking the ICE Canada conference is an event created by and for individuals who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and their families. June 7-9, 2013. Register now online! www.breakingtheiceconference.ca
OFCP Thanks Federated Health Charities for Their Support
The OFCP is proud to be a member of The Federated Health Charities. The Federated Health Charities is a workplace charitable campaign that allows members of the Ontario Public Service (OPS) across Ontario to support up to 16 health charities through payroll deductions, donations and special events. Over the past 28 years, members of the OPS have donated $34.5 million through the Federated Health Charities Campaign, with $2.45-million of this being raised last year! For more information, please visit http://www.federatedhealth.ca
Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act - AODA
OFCP's AODA Customer Service Standards Policy
The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) became law on June 13, 2005. One of the key areas of focus is customer service. The Customer Service Standard came into force in 2008, with compliance required by January 1, 2012. To obtain a copy of the OFCP's AODA Customer Service Standard Policy please contact us.
As we strive to improve accessibility for our clients with disabilities, we welcome your feedback. Please call the toll free number at 1-877-244-9686 or local number at 416-244-9686. Or you can click here to fill out a form or just send us an email.