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
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
People with disabilities need financial relief and they need it now. And it’s affecting their health, wellness and longevity.
The proposed Canada Disability Benefit could help address inequality — but only if it’s a top-up that doesn’t lead to provincial benefits being clawed back.
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.
Disability Without Poverty asks MPs and Senators to accelerate this bill through Parliament. Working together, let’s help end disability poverty so that people with disabilities can live with basic dignity.
Our delegation of ten people were in Ottawa October 17 to 19 to meet with representatives from all parties, including MPs, Senators, as well as opposition critics. October 17 was the International Day to Eradicate poverty and we wanted to spotlight disability poverty given that 41% of people living in poverty are disabled and 50% of people facing food insecurity are disabled.
Join us for a rally on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, October 19th at 12 noon. This is during the same week as the UN Day for the Elimination of Poverty. ASL and LSQ, interpretation will be provided.