The Carlington Summit

This year, Disabled Persons Community Resources will be providing Income Tax preparation services to persons with disabilities in the region.

DPCR will be holding Volunteer Income Tax Clinics in March and April 2000. If you need help with your personal income tax return and can't afford to pay for assistance, you may qualify for the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program. Volunteers trained by Revenue Canada, will be available to help you complete your income tax return. The service is free.

All clinics will offer assistance by appointment only. Please be sure to call early to schedule. See below for the schedule of clinics to be held at DPCR. We are situated at 1525 Carling Ave., Lower Level, in one of three office towers near the corner of Churchill Ave. east of Maitland Ave. and west of the Westgate Shopping Centre in Ottawa west.

For further information, please contact Jennifer Greaves at 724-5886.

Schedule of Income Tax clinics:

Thurs. Mar. 16, 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Tues. Mar. 21, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Mon. Mar. 27, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Thurs. Apr. 6, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Fri. Apr. 14, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Tues. Apr. 18, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Wed. Apr. 26, 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Thurs. Apr. 27, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Revenue Canada publishes a guide titled “Information Concerning People with Disabilities” every year. The guide provides information to persons with disabilities on services and programs administered by Revenue Canada. It also offers details on the deductions and credits persons with a disability may be able to claim on their Income Tax returns. The guide includes the latest version of Form T2201, Disability Tax Credit Certificate, to claim the disability amount.

Persons with visual impairments can obtain services in Braille, large print, audio cassette or computer disk by dialing 1-800-267-1267. Persons who use a teletypewriter can call the following toll free number:1-800-665-0354 to get assistance. Persons with internet access can communicate with Revenue Canada at this web site:

In the summer of 1999, DPCR published two booklets to provide detailed information about the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP). The ODSP is an income support program. It provides financial assistance primarily to individuals and families with disabilities who require help with their living expenses. The booklets: “The Ontario Disability Support Program Information Booklet for Ottawa-Carleton” and “A Guide to the Ontario Disability Support Program - Employment Supports for Ottawa-Carleton” are available for pick-up at DPCR. The booklets are free.