This is a page from the 2021 Canadian federal election.

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People with Disabilities

Liberal

  • Reintroduce a Disability Benefit Act to create a direct monthly payment for low income Canadians with disabilities ages 18-64.
  • Develop an employment strategy for Canadians with disabilities, including an investment in the Ready, Willing and Able inclusive hiring programme.
  • Create a new stream of the Youth Employment & Skills Strategy Program to support 5K opportunities/year.

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Conservative

Reduce the number of hours required to qualify for the Disability Tax Credit and the Registered Disability Savings Plan from 14 to 10 hours per week.
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NDP

Work with Autistic Canadians to develop and implement a national Autism strategy to coordinate support for research, ensure access to needs-based services, promote employment, & help expand housing options.
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Green

  • Work to create a Canada Disabilities Act.
  • Support a national equipment fund for equipment such as wheelchairs & accessibility tools.
  • Invest in social housing adapted as necessary to meet particular needs.
  • Provide federal health transfer payments for provinces to direct to rehabilitation.
  • Institute a Guaranteed Livable Income for people with disabilities.
  • Make the Disability Tax Credit refundable.

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