Canadian Disabilities Blog

News, Guides & Information About Disabilities in Canada, Disability Tax Credit & CPP Disability Benefits

Announcing the 2021 Winner of DCCI Scholarship for Canadian Students with Disabilities

August 27, 2021 by dcci

Disability Credit Canada, knows that education is a critical step in opening the doors of opportunity. Yet for the millions of Canadians living with a disability, pursuing a post-secondary education can come with increased challenges. We recognize just how difficult the education system can be, and so we want to provide Canadian Students with disabilities […]

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Announcing the 2020 winner of DCCI Scholarship for Canadian Students with Disabilities

August 26, 2021 by dcci

Disability Credit Canada knows that education is a critical step in opening the doors of opportunity. Yet for the millions of Canadians living with a disability, pursuing secondary education can come with increased challenges. We recognize how difficult the education system can be, and want to provide every opportunity to students with disabilities as they […]

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4 Reasons Why Hiring A CPP Disability Lawyer is a Mistake

December 18, 2020 by dcci

Each year, over 25,000 working Canadians who cannot rejoin the workforce due to an illness, impairment, or accident submit a CPP Disability application to Service Canada, hoping to get approved. Applying to the CPP-D can be done by anyone eligible (we will touch on that shortly), but most Canadians choose one of the following options […]

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Thinking About Your Mobility This Winter? Check Out The Benefits of Mobility Scooters!

November 19, 2020 by daymak

The colder weather and the growing desire for maintaining social distance are key factors on the minds of those looking for safe, reliable and convenient ways to travel. And for the countless people struggling with mobility, these additional stressors may make it feel like independent travel is a thing of the past. For example, those […]

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Three Strategies to Help Students with Learning Disabilities By Heather Desjardins

October 9, 2020 by heather-desjardins

The Open Door is an organization focused on providing successful strategies and learning support for students with learning disabilities. We have been fortunate to partner with The Open Door on a feature guest blog on Learning Strategies for students with learning disabilities. Learning Disabilities and impairments can affect children from any intersection of race, sex, […]

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Discussion With Founders Of “You Are Collective” On How To Build The Positivity Around Mental Health Issues

October 9, 2020 by you-are-collective

You know mental health is important- just as important as physical well being. That said, many of us still struggle to both identify, and then to access mental health services. Today, we are sitting down with the founder of “You Are Collective”, an e-commerce company founded on the principles of reducing stigma, extending help to […]

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How To Treat ADHD The Non-Pharmaceutical Approach By John Stevenson

October 8, 2020 by john-stevenson

At Disability Credit Canada we make it one of our missions to advocate for our community by providing them resources. We have tools, like our Disability Tax Credit Calculator, and our Ultimate Disability Tax Credit Guide, to help guide people through the application process free of charge. But we don’t stop there. We also reach […]

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Interview with Donna Wheatcroft About Mental Reframing Techniques

October 8, 2020 by donna-wheatcroft

At Disability Credit Canada, we strive to do more than simply advocate for people to access the Disability Tax Credits that they qualify for. We are also passionately driven to promote and spread the reach of platforms and programs that can improve the quality of life for those dealing with disabling challenges. Today, we have […]

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Speaking With Dr Leigh Vanderloo Of ParticipACTION On The Benefits of Physical Activity

September 11, 2020 by participaction

You know you should exercise. You know it’s good for your health and wellness. But do you know the hard facts, and the data behind just how good exercise can be for you? With the plethora of data asserting the benefit of physical activity on our health and happiness, it’s easy to remember how important […]

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Interview With Ann-Marie Founder & Director of S.W.I.M: Resources For Single Mothers

September 9, 2020 by ann-marie-ricketts

Disability does not discriminate. It can affect people regardless of age, sex, race, family structure or socioeconomic status. The financial impact of raising a child with a disability can be challenging, and that burden can be greatly increased in single-family households.  For many families, finding support for their child can be difficult, and that can […]

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Special interview With Chelsea King (Bodie) : Certified Mental Health Professional

August 19, 2020 by chelsea-king

Coping with ADD/ADHD ADD/ADHD is one of the most common disorders affecting children worldwide. It is also frequently under-diagnosed and misunderstood as a condition. ADD/ADHD also affects the Executive Functioning (EF) processes in the brain, the areas responsible for judgment making, long-term planning, strategizing and execution of plans to create the desired outcome. Many children […]

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Disability Tax Credit Recipients Now Able To Collect A One-Time Payment of $600.

June 8, 2020 by dcci

The Canadian Government announced last week that it would be issuing a tax-free, one-time payment of $600.00 to Canadians who are currently receiving the Disability Tax Credit, to help offset the financial challenges they face due to the global Covid-19 Pandemic. On Friday, June 5th, Prime minister, Justin Trudeau stated: “To make it through this […]

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