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.
Promotes the independence, self-reliance and full participation of Canadians with spinal cord injury and other significant mobility disabilities through counselling, information and advocacy.
Inclusion Canada, formerly the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL), is the national federation working to advance the full inclusion and human rights of people with an intellectual disability and their families.
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.
National Educational Association of Disabled Students promotes the self-empowerment of post-secondary students with disabilities.
(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.
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.
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.