To: Kamal Khera Minister of Diversity, Inclusion & Persons with disabilities
Emegancy Support For Disabiled Canadian's #DERB #CDB #C-22
People with disabilities often face barriers to employment along with higher costs associated with health care and housing;
The Canada Disability Benefit was delayed for over two years as the first attempt to pass the law establishing the benefit, known as Bill C-35, was postponed due to the call of the 2021 election;
The Canada Disability Benefit will provide much-needed financial support for people with disabilities, many of whom live in poverty;
Implementing the Canada Disability Benefit is expected to take a minimum of 18 months following the passage of Bill C-22, the Canada Disability Benefit Act, in June 2023; and
During this time there is currently no program in place to provide interim financial support to people with disabilities while the Canada Disability Benefit regulations are being created.
Why is this important?
We, the undersigned, citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to create and implement a disability emergency relief benefit to provide immediate support to people with disabilities while awaiting the implementation of the Canada Disability Benefit.