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Date updated: July 10, 2019

What’s new this tax-filing season

New and improved credits The Medical expense tax credit has been expanded to allow expenses related to service animals who are specially trained to perform specific tasks for a patient with a severe mental impairment that help the patient cope with the impairment. The Climate Action Incentive (CAI) payment can be claimed by eligible individuals…

Buy and Sell Crimes (RCMP)

Buyers and sellers should use caution when purchasing or exchanging items advertised online. Patricia Vasylchukk gives examples of how crimes have occured under the cover of buying and selling. Ways to stay safe when buying items from “buy and sell” sites? “The RCMP in British Columbia are the latest to encourage the public to use…

Retirement Planning – A Beginner`s Guide

Credit Counselling Canada article on The Beginner`s Guide to Retirement Planning. The writer,  Joan Butler, concentrates on tips to Retirement Planning (such as Create or Update a Will) and provides links to websites retirement planning websites available to Canadians: Financial Consumer Agency of Canada – Retirement Planning Types of retirement income, saving for retirement, how much…

Webinar: Consent and Capacity-1 Canadian Centre for Elder Law

The Canadian Centre for Elder Law (CCEL) will provide education and expert help on understanding and navigating the Canadian legal system, including legal issues raised by startups and commercialization. It will also address legal and ethical issues of critical importance when working with older adults, such as informed consent and substitute decision-making. This webinar will…

Understanding Fraud Schemes and Scams

  This e-book has been prepared by Verafin. It is for businesses to help them understand the types of fraud.  BUT service providers, caregivers, and seniors would benefit from reading it. Click the link below to download the document

CRA Outreach Program

CRA’s Outreach Program has developed fact sheets for different populations  (seniors, students, indigenous people, newcomers, refugees, women in shelters). They also provide  a general version. We present the english version here in pdf.  For alternate formats,  language versions, or for more information, please contact the Outreach Program at 1-888-704-8110, 709-772-3334, or Outreach.ATL.RegionalCoordinator@cra-arc.gc.ca. Fact Sheets in…

Government of Canada Services Guide for Seniors

This guide provides information about Government of Canada services and programs for seniors and their families. You will find information in this guide useful if you are 50 years of age or older, planning for retirement, caring for a senior, or a friend or family member of a senior.

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