Community meetings in Alberta
Disability Without Poverty
by Amy Ma
3d ago
Our National Director, Rabia Khedr, will talk about our latest “Better the Benefit” campaign and what you can do to help.  We envision a future where people with disabilities can have all their basic needs met and live their best lives. The Canada Disability Benefit is a potential first step in this direction.  EDMONTON: WHEN – Tuesday August 13, from 1-3pm. WHERE – McKernan Community Hall, 11341 78 Ave NW CALGARY: WHEN – Wednesday, August 14, from 2-4pm. WHERE – Calgary Central Library, 800 3 Street SE in meeting rooms 013 & 014 in the basement. For both events, there will be ..read more
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Response to regulations
Disability Without Poverty
by Amy Ma
3d ago
SAVE THE DATE: September 9 On June 28, the federal government published the draft regulations on the Canada Disability Benefit. This is the last round of public consultations, and you have a chance to weigh in until September 23. This consultation is part of the preparation for the money to start arriving in people’s bank accounts, hopefully beginning in July 2025. Join us to reflect on the draft regulations for the Canada Disability Benefit. Hosts Michelle Hewitt and Rabia Khedr will share their thoughts on this final round of public consultations, what you can do to #BetterTheBenefit, a ..read more
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DWP BC film screening: Invisible No More
Disability Without Poverty
by Amy Ma
1w ago
SAVE THE DATE: August 11 Join us for a community gathering over lunch, a film screening of Invisible No More, and panel presentation after the film. Hosted by Disability Without Poverty BC, BC Disability, Curiko, and BC People First Society.  Andy Fiore’s Invisible No More is a documentary about brain injury and criminal justice. The screening will be followed by a panel of experts discussing broader issues such as mental health, homelessness and addiction that ripple from the film onto our city streets. This event presents a unique opportunity to streng ..read more
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Statement : Only a fraction of disabled living in poverty will receive Canada Disability Benefit
Disability Without Poverty
by Amy Ma
1M ago
For Immediate Release June 7, 2024 New federal government numbers reveal only a fraction of disabled living in poverty will receive Canada Disability Benefit Statement (Toronto) – When the federal government initially announced plans for a Canada Disability Benefit (CDB), it was accompanied with much fanfare and countless promises to lift Canadians with disabilities out of the cycle of perpetual poverty.  It gave the disability community a glimmer of hope — that hope has been taken away, first with the spring Budget, and now with a new revelation. Yesterday, the government revealed i ..read more
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Ontario – Shape the CDB
Disability Without Poverty
by Amy Ma
1M ago
In our National survey (Phase 1), Ontario represented 40% of the respondents. This is close to Ontario’s proportion of Canada’s population, which is 36.5% of the population of the country. The poverty line currently sits at $2,303 in Toronto, while Ontario Disability Assistance Program payment is $1,308 (all figures for single individuals), and falls short of even the deep poverty threshold of $1,727 for the province. Read more here ..read more
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CDB 2024: Reaction into Action
Disability Without Poverty
by Amy Ma
2M ago
Join us to reflect on the federal budget and the Canada Disability Benefit. We will assess why the Canada Disability Benefit turned out this way, and what’s to come. WHEN: Monday, June 3 TIME: 9am-10am PT / 12pm-1pm ET ASL, LSQ, English & French closed captioning, as well as Simultaneous French translation will be provided. Please register here ..read more
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New federal disability benefit keeps disabled people in legislated poverty
Disability Without Poverty
by Amy Ma
2M ago
By Rabia Khedr and Michelle Hewitt May 1, 2024 The federal government has been promising a federal disability benefit since 2020 – touted as a game changer for the many persons with disabilities living in poverty in this country. It has not lived up to its promise. It took three years to turn that promise into legislation, with cross-partisan approval, paving the way for the historic Canada Disability Benefit (CDB). And it took another year for that legislation to be included in this month’s federal budget. You’d think the disability community would be ecstatic that long-awaited financial ..read more
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Ottawa: Fund the Canada Disability Benefit this budget cycle
Disability Without Poverty
by Amy Ma
2M ago
By Senator Brett Cotter and Rabia Khedr April 11, 2024 Bill C-22, federal legislation to create the Canada Disability Benefit (CDB), passed unanimously in Parliament last June, with the expectation that the benefit would flow within a year. But the government has yet to allocate funding for it or fully flesh out how it will operate. Each day that passes threatens to push disabled people further into poverty and a sense of hopelessness. In a surprising and positive affirmation of support for Canada’s disability community, more than 60 Liberal Members of Parliament just signe ..read more
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DWP Newsletter: April 2024
Disability Without Poverty
by Province British Columbia
2M ago
This month we are proud to feature Spectrum Society For Community Living! Spectrum Society for Community Living is a Vancouver-based registered non-profit society and charitable organization. Established in 1987, it emerged from the vision of a small group of friends and family members who were passionate about creating community-based services for people with disabilities. Over the years, Spectrum has grown and evolved, expanding its reach and impact across British Columbia.  Our Mission and ApproachAt Spectrum, we believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to lea ..read more
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DWP Newsletter: March 2024
Disability Without Poverty
by Province British Columbia
2M ago
This month we are proud to feature our partnering organization, DABC! Since 1977, Disability Alliance BC (DABC) has been a provincial, cross-disability voice in British Columbia. Our mission is to support people, with all disabilities, to live with dignity, independence and as equal and full participants in the community. We champion issues impacting the lives of people with disabilities through our direct services, community partnerships, advocacy, research and publications. The latest at DABC: We’ve just released the Spring 2024 edition of our flagship magazine, Transition! This edit ..read more
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