Note re: DABC phones

PLEASE NOTE: DABC has recently moved offices and the phone lines have not yet been connected at the new office. We’re not certain when they will be connected, but will keep everyone updated. We apologize for the inconvenience.

In the meantime, you can reach us by email. Email addresses for our various programs can be found here:
https://disabilityalliancebc.org/contact-us-new-looking/

Please also note that due to COVID-19 our physical office is still closed. All of our one-to-one services are available remotely. Thank you for your patience.

Haven't filed your taxes yet? Call Tax AID DABC!

If you haven’t yet filed your taxes, you can still file your 2019 income tax and benefit return!

The CRA extended the deadline to pay amounts owing to September 1, 2020. Penalties and interest will not be charged if you make your payment by September 1, 2020. This includes the late-filing penalty.

You will continue to receive important payments to help you through the COVID-19 crisis. But if the CRA has not assessed your 2019 return, information from your 2018 return will be used to calculate the benefit and credit payments sent to you until September 2020.

DABC's response to Bill 22-2020, Mental Health Amendment Act

Last week, DABC wrote to the Minister of Health and the Minister of Mental Health and Addictions regarding Bill 22, which would allow designated hospitals to authorize involuntary detention of youth following a substance overdose. While we appreciate the bill’s positive intent, we share the concerns others have raised about involuntary care —  particularly without proper safeguards for those that want to challenge their detention. We are hopeful the government will engage with affected communities and advocacy groups before proceeding further.

Read the letter here:
http://disabilityalliancebc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/2020July2-Letter-to-A-Dix-J-Darcy-Re-Bill-22.pdf