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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


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.

Bring in the Canada Disability Benefit without delay

Bring in the Canada Disability Benefit without delay

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.

Days of Action on Parliament Hill

Days of Action on Parliament Hill

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.

Rally for #CDBBy23

Rally for #CDBBy23

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.

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.

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