Resources for People with Disabilities

Disability Tax Credit

The disability tax credit (DTC) is a non-refundable tax credit that helps persons with disabilities or their supporting persons reduce the amount of income tax they may have to pay. Being eligible for the DTC can also open the door to other government programs. For more information, go to www.cra.gc.ca/dtc or phone 1-800-959-8281.

Canadian Paraplegic Association

Promotes the independence, self-reliance and full participation of Canadians with spinal cord injury and other significant mobility disabilities through counselling, information and advocacy.
 

Canadian Association for Community Living

(CACL) is Canada's national association dedicated to promoting the participation of people with intellectual disabilities in all aspects of community life.
 

The Canadian National Institute for the Blind

(CNIB) helps blind, visually impaired, and deaf-blind Canadians address one of the greatest challenges of their lives: thriving - not just surviving - in a sighted world.
 

Canadian Association of the Deaf

Promotes and protects the rights, needs and concerns of Canadians who are deaf.  
 

NEADS

National Educational Association of Disabled Students promotes the self-empowerment of post-secondary students with disabilities.
 

DisAbled Women's Network

(DAWN) is a national, cross disability organisation of women with disabilities in Canada whose focus is in the area of research, defining the needs and concerns of women with disabilities and designing programs to address those needs and concerns.
 

Canadian Association of Independent Living Centres

(CAILC) promotes and enables the progressive process of citizens with disabilities to take responsibility for the development and management of personal and community resources.
 

National Institute of Disability Management and Research

Committed to reducing the human, social and economic cost of disability to workers, employers and society through education, training and research. 
 

The Neil Squire Foundation

Founded to help provide people with disabilities the same choices, opportunities and quality of life as any other people. The Foundation uses technology to increase participation in recreation, employment, communication and ultimately, to create a life full of choices and independence for people with severe mobility impairment.
 

The Rick Hansen Institute

Removes barriers that limit people with disabilities from reaching their full potential and provides leadership in disability fund development, awareness and programs, with a focus on spinal cord injury. 

Y's Owl Maclure Co-operative Centre

Is a non-profit charitable organization providing day supports and services to adults with disabilities living in Ottawa.

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