Update on the Canada Disability Benefit

On June 2nd, 2022, the federal government tabled Bill C-22 to “reduce poverty and support the financial security of persons with disabilities by establishing the Canada disability benefit”.

The Disability Without Poverty movement “is committed to working with federal and provincial governments to fast track an inclusive design process.” Read DWP’s press release.

Last chance to sign the petition re: fast-tracking the Canada Disability Benefit!

Close to 12,350 members of the public have signed a House of Commons petition, initiated by Disability Without Poverty, calling for:

  • Fast-tracking the design and implementation of the Canada Disability Benefit
  • Active and genuine involvement of disabled people every step of the way, from start to finish.

Sign the petition here: https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-3656.

Download the Fall/Winter 2021 Edition of Transition Magazine!

Transition magazine cover. An image of a group of people standing, one is in the forefront holding a sign  that says 'Why does disability have to mean poverty." Additional text:  "Transition: The magazine of Disability Alliance BC. Ending Legislated Poverty' Top of page text: We Need a National Disability Benefit. Advocating for more humane benefits in BC.  Disability Without Poverty Movement."

Download the Fall/Winter 2021 edition of Transition magazine here: https://disabilityalliancebc.therightfitbc.org/transitionfallwinter21web/!

The focus of this edition is Ending Legislated Poverty.

Our Transition team is always glad to receive feedback and to consider articles or creative work from our community partners and from people living with a disability. If you’d like to send along your ideas, we’d love to hear from you at transition@disabilityalliancebc.therightfitbc.org.