On November 11, 2022, Disability Without Poverty submitted the following brief to HUMA, the Government of Canada’s Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities, outlining our recommendations with respect to Bill C-22, the Canada Disability Benefit.
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.
Acknowledgement The Disability Without Poverty BC team gratefully and respectfully acknowledges that our provincial work spans 198 First Nations and Treaties of the Nisg̱a’a, Tsawwassen, Maa-nulth (Huu-ay-aht, Ka:’yu:’k’t’h’/Che:k’tles7et’h, Toquaht, Uchucklesaht,...
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.