Campaign Overview

There is an urgent need to reinstate the Disability Advisory Committee (DAC) to ensure that all Canadians with disabilities are entitled to a just result when applying for Disability Tax Credit (DTC).

The creation of the DAC in March 2005 by the Liberal government led to an excellent working relationship between senior staff of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and stakeholders representing Canadians with disabilities. Although we made significant progress on a number of important issues, our committee was cancelled the following year. Since then, many of the improvements to the administration of the DTC have been all but lost.

In the meantime, companies assisting people access the DTC are charging contingency fees, up to 35% of the refund, because it has become increasingly difficult for them to access the DTC.

To make matters even worse, CRA is now denying the DTC to many applicants when they are asked to reapply for the tax credit, after 10, 20 years and more, including those living with severe and persistent psychiatric illnesses as well as other mental impairments such as autism.

The Problem

Call to Action for Individuals and Organizations

Send a letter to your Member of Parliament. 

Name of MP (Use "The Honourable" if he/she is/was a cabinet minister.)
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6

Send copies to:

Honourable Diane Lebouthillier
Minister of National Revenue
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6

Honourable Bill Morneau
Minister of Finance
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6

Spread the word

Let others know about this initiative, including your doctor. Ask them to support this cause.