Canada is committed to ensuring effective supports and programs are in place for people with disabilities and their families. The following are federal and provincial links to information on disability supports available and how services vary from province to province. Additionally, a listing of provincial associations for community living that can help with advocacy, support and respect for human rights.
Federal Supports and Resources
The Disability Tax Credit Ultimate Resource Guide An extensive guide to help you navigate the Disability Tax Credit and learn about the Disability Tax Credit definition, eligibility and application process.
The Ultimate CPP Disability Guide An in-depth guide to help you apply and appeal for CPP Disability and learn about the eligibility requirements, application and appeals process for disability.
Provincial and Territorial Disability Supports and Associations for Community Living
During the COVID-19 crisis, the Canadian Down Syndrome Society is here to serve its membership, and anyone who may need access to information and resources about Down syndrome.
Although our office is temporarily closed, our team remains available to serve you via remote operations.
You can reach us toll free in Canada at 800.883.5608 or 403.270.8500, where we ask that you leave a message in our general mailbox, or with a specific team member via the staff directory. You can also reach us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please click here to visit our health resources page which now includes COVID-19 information. COVID-19 resources are also available via social media at the links below. Browse hashtag #T21COVID19 when seeking out resources that are specific to Down syndrome and COVID-19.
We wish you all well and are happy that we are able to stay in touch electronically and by phone. We encourage you to follow the advice of the Government of Canada and local health authorities to stay safe and well during these challenging times.
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