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YSSN Fact Sheets

YSSN Fact Sheets have been developed to provide a brief overview on a variety of subjects related to Mental Health or Developmental Services which may be of interest to you. They are not intended to present comprehensive information on any of the topics, but rather are meant as a tool to help you in getting started on your research of a particular subject area. Fact Sheets often will offer guidance and suggestions for directions you could take as you continue your efforts to obtain additional information.

Provided below are links to Fact Sheets with general information on a number of topics. As more Fact Sheets are developed, they will be posted on this page, so plan to visit regularly for updates. To access PDF versions of the YSSN Fact Sheets, please click on the links below.

Disability Tax Credit:  English version (La version française suit)

The Canada Revenue Agency is asking organizations that work with persons with disabilities to promote the Disability Tax Credit (DTC) by posting the following information on their web sites:

Disability Tax Credit

The disability tax credit (DTC) is a non-refundable tax credit that helps persons with disabilities or their supporting persons reduce the amount of income tax they may have to pay. Being eligible for the DTC can also open the door to other government programs. For more information, go to or phone 1-800-959-8281 .

Crédit d’impôt pour personnes handicapées (CIPH)

L’Agence du revenu du Canada fait appel aux organismes qui travaillent avec les personnes handicapées dans le but de promouvoir le Crédit d’impôt pour personnes handicapées (CIPH) en affichant les renseignements suivants sur leurs sites Web :

Le crédit d’impôt pour personnes handicapées

Le crédit d’impôt pour personnes handicapées (CIPH) est un crédit d’impôt non remboursable qui aide les personnes handicapées et leurs aidants à réduire l’impôt sur le revenu qu’ils pourraient avoir à payer. Le fait d’être admissible au CIPH peut également leur permettre d’accéder à d’autres  programmes gouvernementaux. Pour en savoir plus, allez à ou composez le 1-800-959-7383.

Mental Health Commission of Canada

The Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology released its final report on mental health, mental illness and addictions, Out of the Shadows at Last.

One of the key recommendations in the report was to create a national mental health commission to help ensure that mental health issues were never again driven back into the shadows.

In its March 2007 budget, the Government of Canada provided funding for the creation of the Mental Health Commission of Canada. The Government also named the Honourable Michael Kirby as the first chair of the Commission.

We invite you to click on the link below to visit the Commission’s website to learn more and, if you are interested, to explore how you can become involved in the work of the Commission.