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Canadian Disabilities Blog

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

Navigating Through Life as a Millennial with a Disability

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February 13, 2017 by dccinc

So, I am a Millennial living with a disability.  I often think about how my life is different from a person with disabilities in my grandparents’ (Silent) and my parents’ (Baby Boomer) generations. The Silent Generation were focused on their careers due to the critical need of living through and recovering from the impacts of […]

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Schizophrenia in Pop Culture: Phobia, Paranoia and Psychosis

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February 7, 2017 by dccinc

Asylums, prisons and backwater towns all make great television. They show case the odd, the inhuman and the supernatural, compelling viewers to tune in week after week. Aside from plot twists and dark humour, usually one character captivates the audience and quickly gains status as the fan favourite. It is rarely the protagonist but rather […]

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Disabled Prisoners in Canada and Fare For Their Proper Cure

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February 7, 2017 by dccinc

Disability Credit Canada mission is to help disabled Canadians qualify for Disability Tax Credit & CPP Disability Benefits and then maximize their tax refunds & credits. We’ve worked with thousands of Disabled Canadians suffering from mental and physical disabilities and we recognize how impactful your condition can be on you hence we regular advocate for […]

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Creating a family plan can empower dementia caretakers

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February 2, 2017 by dccinc

Five years ago, I was unexpectedly thrown into the role of part-time caretaker when my mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. It was a daily anguish that was very difficult to come to terms with and is, of course, still a struggle. Loving a parent with dementia has been an adjustment, to say the least, and among […]

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Living with an Invisible Disability

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January 27, 2017 by dccinc

Our mission is to help disabled Canadians qualify for Long Term Disability Benefits, Disability Tax Credit & CPP Disability Benefits and then maximize their tax refunds & credits. In this endeavor, we have worked with thousands of Disabled Canadians and we recognize the struggles they face in their daily life. Dr. Ralph Jones, a Chilliwack-based doctor has penned […]

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Accessible Home: Creating a Home for Barrier Free Living

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January 20, 2017 by dccinc

Our mission is to help disabled Canadians qualify for Disability Tax Credit, Long Term Disability Benefits & CPP Disability Benefits and then maximize their tax refunds & credits. In this endeavor, we have worked with thousands of Disabled Canadians and we recognize the difficulties they face in their everyday life. Purchasing, building, or renovating your […]

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Abuse of People with Disabilities

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January 10, 2017 by dccinc

One of the enduring challenges faced by people with disabilities is that of abuse. Many people with disabilities face the specter of several forms of abuse: Physical – abuse can range from hitting and pinching to forcing someone to eat faster than they are able. Sexual – abuse such as inappropriate touching during toilet routines […]

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A Reliable Guide to Plan Vacation with Accessible Transit

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December 9, 2016 by dccinc

With the winter weather right around the corner many people want to plan a trip to somewhere warm and sunny. Everyone has a bucket list of places they would like to visit in their lifetime.  Planning a vacation can be difficult and time consuming for abled-bodied individuals but it takes a bit more thought when […]

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Healthcare Accessibility for People with a Disability

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December 9, 2016 by dccinc

Canadians take it for granted that we have a system of universal health care. Even though the system has become somewhat eroded in recent years, for the most part, Canadians have access to world-class medical care. For the most part. People with disabilities experience a different world of health care, and in particular, practical challenges […]

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Ableism: Will it ever go away?

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November 30, 2016 by dccinc

Ableism is one of the most persistent aspects of modern society, irrespective of progressive laws such as the ADA in the U.S., the Equality Act in the U.K., and the AODA in Ontario, Canada, and in many other countries. “Ableism” is a belief system, analogous to racism, sexism, or ageism, that sees persons with disabilities […]

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Cut and Loss: When Disability Strikes

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November 30, 2016 by dccinc

Amputation does not judge based on age, health or the circumstances of one’s birth. It could happen to anyone with incredible swiftness and devastation. From thighs to knuckle bones, amputation is disabling and all-encompassing, inflicting physical trauma, psychological stress and social discrimination. Although critical illnesses such as diabetes, cancer and arterial diseases are common culprits, […]

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Alternative Therapies or Medicines Options Worth Thinking About

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November 28, 2016 by dccinc

Over the past several years, research has shown that more and more Canadians with disabilities are using alternative medicines or therapies to treat or manage illnesses and to promote healthy living. There are many different therapies and health care approaches that fall under the category of alternative medicines or therapies. There are several different practices […]

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