Workshop: Self-Employment Program (SEP) for PPMB & PWD
DABC’s Tax AID Team will offer a new workshop about The Self-Employment Program (SEP), which is offered by the Ministry of Social Development & Poverty Reduction. SEP is intended to assist BC Employment Assistance (BCEA) clients who have either a Persons with Disabilities (PWD) designation or meet the Persons with Persistent Multiple Barriers to Employment (PPMB) criteria in establishing and operating a self-employment enterprise.
For more details about the program, please click here.
Registration for the workshop is required and will soon be made available on the Tax AID website: taxaiddabc.org.
Disability Alliance BC’s Tax AID Team is offering income tax consultation on-site at the Maple Ridge Library (130-22470 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge) on the following dates: Thursdays, Sept 19, Oct 17 & Nov 21, 2019, from 10:30AM - 4:30 PM, for people receiving provincial disability benefits, also those receiving the CPP-Disability Benefit and Disability Tax Credit recipients living on lower incomes (under $35,000)
Resource to Help Locate Walk-in Clinics in BC
Medimap is a Vancouver-based company that is using technology and partnering with health care providers to make clinic wait times easily accessible for patients. Their mission is to improve access to care for Canadians and contribute towards an overall better patient experience. The website allows you to search for wait times at nearby walk-in clinics to get faster access to care. You simply enter your city or address. Participating clinics will be listed in order of wait times. The website also advises people to contact their family doctor as the first course of action before visiting a walk-in clinic, as a family doctor is the most familiar with a person's medical history. They also caution people that the listed wait times are only estimates and can change rapidly. Walk-in clinics should not be used for medical emergencies. In these cases, a person should call 9-1-1.
Medimap link: http://medimap.ca/