66th OFCP Annual Conference
November 1-3, 2013
Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel
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With another OFCP Annual Conference behind us, we are looking for feedback about your experience. Please click here to take a few moments and fill out our short survey and leave any suggestions you may have for next year’s conference. The OFCP welcomes your ideas for speakers, workshops, and topics you are interested in to make the 2014 conference even better.
We value your feedback, suggestions, and comments as we start to plan next year’s conference. Together we can make our next conference a huge success.
The University of Ottawa is conducting a Virtual Reality and Kids Movement Research Study and is looking to recruit children with cp in the Ottawa/Gatineau area. For contact and additional information please click here.
Stay-FIT: A study looking for volunteers
Stay-FIT: A study of physical activity, cardiovascular health and obesity in adults with cerebral palsy.
We are looking for volunteers with cerebral palsy who are at least 18 years of age from the greater Toronto and south-western Ontario areas to participate in a study of physical activity, cardiovascular health, and obesity. Participants will be required to make a single visit to McMaster University in Hamilton to have their arterial health measured. Participants will be reimbursed for travel expenses and given a brief medical report upon study completion. To learn more, please contact Patrick McPhee at 905-525-9140 ext. 27037, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or click here for the flyer.
If you would like to participate and require assistance we would like to hear from you - 416-244-9686, 1-877-244-9686, ext. 224.
Doctoral Student - Looking for Volunteers
Doctoral student from Queen's University is aiming to explore the attitudes and beliefs of parents regarding children with mobility impairments' participation in extracurricular activities. Your help in expanding researchers' understanding of your experiences, in order to reach the goal of promoting extracurricular activity participation of children with mobility impairments would be appreciated. Parents of a child (age 8-16) with a mobility impairment, could participate.
The study will include a one hour interview and an opportunity to discuss results (optional). As a thank you for your participation, you will receive a $30 gift card to your choice of Starbucks or Shoppers Drug Mart.
If you are interested please contact Celina Shirazipour, PhD Student, Queen's University, email@example.com or call 613-533-6000 ext. 78841
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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.
Planned Giving – Another Way to Give Back
You Can Help Support the work of the OFCP! Thanks to the generosity of people like you, we are able to make a difference in the lives of people with cerebral palsy throughout the province of Ontario. Please take a moment to review the NEW Planned Giving section on our website outlining the ways you can contribute to our organization now, and in the future, by making a bequest in your will. Click here, or on the DONATE button to view this material.