Disability Advisory Committee

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On May 24, 2019, the Committee released its first annual report, Enabling access to disability tax measures. Read the report below.

Role

The Disability Advisory Committee advises the Minister of National Revenue and the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) on how the Agency can improve the way it administers and interprets tax measures for Canadians with disabilities.

Annual Reports

The Committee presented its first annual report in May 2019 to the Minister of National Revenue and Commissioner of the CRA. Learn more below. 

2019

Read the highlights

This infographic provides an overview of the Committee’s research and recommendations that informed its 2019 report, Enabling access to disability tax measures.

Meetings

June 10-11, 2019

February 4-5, 2019

October 22-23, 2018

May 28, 2018

January 24, 2018

 

Members

The Committee is made up of 12 members and 2 co-chairs and includes professionals from various fields, such as health professionals, lawyers, accountants, and tax professionals, as well as advocates of the disability community, representatives of indigenous communities, and persons with disabilities.

Members of the Disability Advisory Committee alongside Minister Diane Lebouthillier and Commissioner Bob Hamilton at the fifth Committee meeting on June 10th, 2019.

Members of the Disability Advisory Committee alongside Minister Diane Lebouthillier and Commissioner Bob Hamilton at the fifth Committee meeting on June 10th, 2019.

Membership

Frank Vermaeten, Co-Chair

Dr. Karen R. Cohen, Ph.D., Co-Chair

Sherri Torjman, Vice-Chair

Laurie Beachell

Gary Birch, O.C., O.B.C.

Dr. Jeff Blackmer

Lembi Buchanan M.S.M.

Michael Edgson

Roberta Heale

Emily Johnson

Véronique Vézina

Karen Wiwchar, JD, ICD.D

Contact us

You can contact the Committee or send a submission to identify any issues you have experienced with respect to disability tax measures by emailing DACCCPHG@cra-arc.gc.ca.

If you send a submission, it will become accessible to requests made under the Access to Information Act (ATI) and the Privacy Act.

Any personal information you provide with your submission will not be released, except to you  when you request access to your own personal information under the Privacy Act.

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