COVID-19-related resources for people with disabilities.
The B.C. government is providing new grants to support non-profits who hire British Columbians living with disabilities and people who face other barriers to employment.
A Government of Canada non-taxable, non-reportable, one-time payment of up to $600 in recognition of the extraordinary expenses incurred by persons with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
New emergency measures are in place to ensure that people on disability assistance do not encounter additional barriers, including an automatic $300 income and disability assistance supplement.
The temporary $300 crisis supplement will continue to be automatically applied to cheques distributed September 23th, October 21st, November 18th and December 16th, 2020.
This supplement will also continue to be provided to low-income seniors receiving the B.C. Senior’s Supplement and income assistance and disability recipients residing in special care facilities.
This program is designed to make it easier for eligible entrepreneurs with disabilities or ongoing health conditions to pursue their business goals by providing access to a network of business professionals and resources.
It offers assistance with developing a business plan, business training, business coaching and business loans. To qualify, you must:
- Self-declare a disability or ongoing health issue
- Have a viable business idea and have demonstrated commitment through research, learning and planning
- Be ready, willing and motivated to run your own business
- Need additional support to build your business future.
Other useful Federal resources for people with disabilities, including the Registered Disabilities Saving Plan, Canada Disability Savings Grants and Bonds, and education funding for people with disabilities.