Campaign Overview

There is an urgent need to reinstate the Disability Advisory Committee (DAC) to ensure that all Canadians with severe 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 and stakeholders representing Canadians with physical and mental impairments. Although we made significant progress on a number of important issues during our first year, our committee was canceled soon after the Conservative government was sworn in February 2006. Since then, many of the improvements to the administration of the DTC 10 years ago have been all but lost.

In the meantime, there has been a growth of a highly profitable industry of companies charging contingency fees, up to 35% of the refund, for assisting disabled Canadians because it has become increasingly difficult for them to access the DTC.

The Problem

Call to Action for Individuals

Send a letter to your Member of Parliament:

Member of Parliament (Use "The Honourable" if he/she is 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

Postage is not required for letters to Members of Parliament addressed to the House of Commons. Hand-written letters are especially effective.

Call to Action for Organizations

Send letters 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.