On March 19, 2019, Finance Minister Bill Morneau tabled his fourth federal budget (the “Budget”), ahead of the next election in October. The Budget, entitled Investing in the Middle Class, claims to provide over $2 billion in funding over six years to remove barriers experienced by people with disabilities and improve the lives of Canadians with chronic health issues. Of particular interest to the disability community include:
- Changes to the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) and the Disability Tax Credit (DTC),
- New and renewed support for inclusive employment opportunities for people with disabilities, ASD and visual impairments, and
- Enhanced federal supports for students with disabilities.
View the full budget here.