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Date updated: December 31, 2019

Who handles the finances in your household?

Does only one spouse or partner handle the family finances? If only one person knows about the accounts, bills, investments, and taxes, and that person becomes incapacitated, the partner now needs take over in the midst of potential tragedy. Imagine if you’re the finance and bill owner and you die. You not only leave your…

An Advance Care Planning Resource for Accessing Your Rights

The Advance Care Planning Resource aims to help you understand the laws in place in Canada to protect your right to choose the kinds of care you will receive now and in the future. This resource may also help you determine the legal requirements you need to make decisions and plan.  

CRA’s Facts on Taxes for Different Populations

 The Canada Revenue Agency has developed fact sheets for different populations  (seniors, students, indigenous people, newcomers, refugees, women in shelters). They also provide a general fact sheet on taxes.  For alternate formats,  language versions or more information, please contact the Outreach Program at 1-888-704-8110, 709-772-3334, or Outreach.ATL.RegionalCoordinator@cra-arc.gc.ca. Facts on Taxes in English for the following…

Find a free tax clinic in your area. Income Taxes

Free tax clinics are generally offered between March and April across Canada; some are even open year-round. Find a tax preparation clinic in your area. Community Volunteer Income Tax Program: Through this CRA program, community organizations across Canada host tax clinics where volunteers complete tax returns for eligible individuals at no charge. Volunteer help is generally…

Canada Pension Plan Enhancement – Canada Revenue Agency

The Canada Pension Plan enhancement – Businesses, individuals and self-employed: what it means for you. From: Canada Revenue Agency On January 1, 2019, Canadians will contribute more to the Canada Pension Plan (CPP). This change, known as the CPP enhancement, is designed to help increase retirement income for working Canadians and their families.

Seniors: for family and other caregivers.

Do you take care of a loved one? This is an informative website with some good information and links to federal resources about caregiving. Please note – any provincial links contain Ontario-specific information.

Better Business Bureau

The Better Business Services sets standards for and evaluates businesses, charities, advertisements… BBB alerts customers and businesses to unfair or illegal practices and schemes in Canada (nationally and locally). Services for NL are carried out online, by phone from Halifax through the BBB Atlantic Offices (see below). Contact by telephone Toll free: 1-877-663-2363 or by E-mail:…

Seniors and Aging Division -NL

The Seniors and Aging Division works with other government departments and agencies to promote healthy aging across the lifespan. The Division acts as a centre of expertise and knowledge on aging and seniors. The main functions of the Division is are to oversee the implementation of seniors and aging initiatives and adult protection. Goals of…

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