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


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Current status

Current status (LEGISinfo)

Governor General grated Royal Assent June 22.

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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


Basics of the Canada Disability Benefit

Basics of the Canada Disability Benefit

We’ll be discussing potential eligibility, benefit amount, claw backs, timelines, and more! With so much still to be determined about the specifics of the benefit, we all have a lot of questions. Professor Robson from Carleton University with share her expertise and perspectives so we can better understand what some key considerations may be when it comes to designing the benefit.

Turning Bill C-22 into the Canada Disability Benefit Act

Turning Bill C-22 into the Canada Disability Benefit Act

Saskatchewan Senator Brent Cotter and Greg McMeekin, Alberta’s Advocate for Persons with Disabilities, held a webinar moderated by the Co-Chair of Disability Without Poverty, Michelle Hewitt, to explain the process of how a bill becomes law in Canada and answer questions that have arisen about this process. Below is an overview of that process.

Basics of a bill

Basics of a bill

Learn about the basics of how a federal bill is passed, what this means for a Canada Disability Benefit, and how we can ensure our voices lead the conversation every step of the way.

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