Friend of the Whistler
Friend of the Whistler
Did you know that you can write off some of your child’s activitiy expenses, even if they are participating in Special Needs activities?
Following is quoted from : http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/whtsnw/rgn-eng.html
"You can claim to a maximum of $500 per child, the fees paid in 2008 that relate to the cost of registering your or your spouse or common-law partner’s child in a prescribed program of physical activity. The child must have been under 16 years of age at the beginning of the year.
You can claim this amount provided that another person has not already claimed the same fees and that the total claimed is not more than the maximum amount that would be allowed if only one of you were claiming the amount.
Children with disabilities – If the child qualifies for the disability amount and is under 18 years of age at the beginning of the year, an additional amount of $500 can be claimed provided that a minimum of $100 is paid on registration or membership fees for a prescribed program of physical activity.
To qualify for this amount, a program must:
Check out this website for more information or talk to your tax preparer.
You may be able to "bypass" lines at Disneyland when you are accompanying a person with a disability. Every disability has different rules and they may be very different from when you last visited the Magic Kingdom ten years ago.
Check out: Disneyland Guest Services California
so that you know what to expect when you travel to Disneyland.
Having a daughter in a wheelchair meant going over or around so many curbs without the curb cuts in them, not being satisfied with the change facilities or the pool chairs at the various pools in Bby., disgruntled at the taxi services and other accessibility issues made me volunteer for the Access Advisory Committee for the City of Burnaby. This committee addresses not just people with physical disabilities issues, but also the hard of hearing and the sight impaired population as well. I have learned a great deal by being on this committee and feel that anyone can volunteer to be on so many committees to make an improvement in the lives of people with disabilities.
1. Join a committee as you never know what impact you may have by sharing your own personal experiences.
2. Don’t just complain, do something about it by joining a committee. It’s surprising how much you are able to contribute!
BC Parks has new park rates effective April 2010. If you meet any ONE of the disabilty criteria, your camping party can
camp for free. There is also no charge for a second non-recreational
The rules are fairly stringent and limited in scope but you could save some money if you want to go through the process. Go to: