Resources

For people of families with disabilities. Resources for tax planning, grants, trusts, financial support and work support.
Financial Planning
  • RDSP: Find out the basics at RDSP.com from Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network
  • Disability Alliance BC has launched a new program to assist people who are receiving the Persons with Disabilities(PWD) benefit or the Persons with Persistent and Multiple Barriers(PPMB) benefit with simple income tax filings, information and referrals. See THE WEBSITE for more information.
  • There are several benefits and tax credits designed for people with disabilities or those who support them. Canada Revenue Agency now has on-line videos explaining what you need to know to maximize your return. View THE WEBSITE or go to cra.gc.ca/disability for more information
  • Home Owner Grant
  • Information for people with disabilities Links from the Government of British Columbia to the most popular disability programs both provincially and federally
  • The Voice of the Cerebral Palsied of Greater Vancouver has various publications available on line including a guide for people considering Ithe CSIL program.  Please pay particular attention to the sections on Employment Standards, Worksafe BC Standards (formerly workers compensation), employment insurance and Revenue Canada.  This book was recently updated
  • Tax returns: Child Fitness amount. You may be able to claim up to $500 per child for the fees paid in 2016 that relate to the cost of registering your or your spouse’s or common-law partner’s child in a prescribed program of physical activity.
  • Vela Canada is a non-profit society that has supports, resources and information for people interested in Individualize Funding or Microboards.
  • WorkSafe BC-Do I have to Register for Coverage?
  • Creating a trust for people receiving disbility. This manual will instruct you on how to set up a trust. Please click here to begin reading this book online or click here to download your own copy.
Health
  • At Home Program– The program from the Ministry for Children and Family Development that helps pay for equipment, medical supplies and respite for families of children with severe disabilties
  • Link to the Infant Development Program of Burnaby Website and the Ministry Website for the latest information on IDP in BC, and related issues and resources.

A comprehensive list of local resources for people with disabilities as well as some helpful articles. Wellness

Education

Seniors’ issues Assistance to Senior Members.

We are pleased to announce that one of the Senior Committee members is offering his time to assist senior members of BACI in applying for government programs, such as filling out and filing forms for
Social Assistance
Old Age Pension
Widows Pension and Suvivors Benefits
Arranging home and hospital visits to the needy
Help with Handy Dart services
Help in obtaining taxi discount coupons and bus passes
Arrange to get prespcription medication delivered to senior’s homes at no extra cost.
This gentleman is very knowledgeable about what kind of government programs are available to the seniors.  If you need help in these fields, please contact

 

Mr. Frank Jetha at 604-298-1085.