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Advocacy & Issues 06/27/2023

In Canada, 50 per cent of people who are food insecure have a disability. That’s why we’ve been working with Disability Without Poverty and a coalition of other organizations to push MPs to roll out the Canada Disability Benefit (CDB) in 2023. 

We’re feeling hopeful, now that Bill C-22 has passed and the Canada Disability Benefit Act is finally law. The act creates a  framework for the benefit but many of the details still need to be worked out before it can be rolled out to the 1.5 million people with disabilities living in poverty across Canada.

We are calling on the government to partner with disability organizations and people with disabilities to work out the benefit’s design. 

We’ve also partnered with Disability Without Poverty on a postcard campaign to get the federal Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland to fund the benefit in her Fall Economic Statement. 

We’re also urging the Minister to make sure the benefit is adequate so that people with disabilities can afford life's basic needs, including nourishing food. 

And, we’re urging the government to roll out the benefit this year because people living with disabilities can’t afford to wait any longer.

Take action now!

We’re closer than ever to making the Canada Disability Benefit a reality, but we need to keep the pressure on to make sure it gets funded and rolled out this year.

We need your help to make sure politicians get the message loud and clear: no more delays!

Join us and urge Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland and the government to: 

  • #BudgetTheBenefit in the fall economic statement
  • Roll out the Canada Disability Benefit before the end of 2023.

Send Finance Minister Freeland and your MP a digital postcard and urge them to #BudgetTheBenefit today!

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