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bill c-22

Bill C-22 is a proposed federal income supplement to move people with disabilities out of poverty.

Keeping track of Bill C-22’s progress

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Completed steps

Royal Assent June 22, 2023

Third Reading in Senate – May 18, 2023

Report from SOCI committee submitted May 11

May 10 SOCI committee meeting

May 4 SOCI committee meeting

May 3 SOCI committee meeting

April 27 SOCI committee meeting

April 20 SOCI committee meeting

April 19 SOCI committee meeting

March 30 SOCI committee meeting

March 29 SOCI committee meeting

March 23 SOCI committee meeting

March 22 SOCI committee meeting

Second Reading in Senate – March 9, 2023

First Reading in Senate – February 2, 2023

Third Reading – February 2, 2023

Our written submission to HUMA

Translation of all 152 written submissions into both languages

Report from HUMA Committee submitted December 14

December 13 HUMA Committee meeting

December 7 HUMA committee meeting

November 16 HUMA committee meeting

November 14 HUMA committee meeting

November 2 HUMA committee meeting

October 31 HUMA committee meeting

Second reading – October 18, 2022

First reading – June 2, 2022

Text of Bill C-22


Five hands on a wooden table. Two are facing upwards and three are facing downwards.

Current status

Current status (LEGISinfo)

Governor General grated Royal Assent June 22.

Interior of red chamber where Senate of Canada sits

Upcoming events

The government must choose a date within a year of Royal Assent to “come into force”, starting the clock on regulations.

Sitting days for Senate

Sitting days for House of Commons


From #WheresTheBill to #BudgetTheBenefit

From #WheresTheBill to #BudgetTheBenefit

On June 22, Bill C-22 became law. Where do we go from here? Join Disability Without Poverty to get the latest scoop. We want to update you on the current status of regulations, the question of budgeting for the benefit, and an update from DWP.

People with disabilities in Canada one step closer to financial independence

People with disabilities in Canada one step closer to financial independence

Today, after tireless advocacy from Canadians living with disabilities Bill C-22, the Canada Disability Benefit Act, received Royal Assent. The Canada Disability Benefit Act creates a new supplemental income for people living with a disability, which seeks to support financial security for a community that is twice as likely to live in poverty. 

Year-End review of the Canada Disability Benefit

Year-End review of the Canada Disability Benefit

In celebration of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, join Disability Without Poverty to find out how our year went and where things are going with the Canada Disability Benefit. We’ll talk about our achievements these past 12 months and what challenges and opportunities lie ahead for next year.

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