Category Archives: Resources

BEING Studio Information

BEING studio is a community of artists with developmental disabilities. BEING has been continually adapting to the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, and recently launched an exciting virtual program called BEING Home. The virtual program offers facilitated chat sessions, home art supply deliveries and video prompts to inspire art projects from home.  What felt at first like a lifeline for our community has begun to open a world of possibility and expanded connection that we never thought possible.

For more information, please see the BEING home information package.

Prime Minister announces supports for Canadians with disabilities to address challenges from COVID-19

Last week, SCS joined an initiative encouraging provincial organizations and our partners to send a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Minister of Finance Bill Morneau and MPs located in the Eastern Region requesting financial support to help people with developmental disabilities deal with extra expenses during the pandemic.

Our Board members took it a step further and connected with local MPs to ensure the message was heard.

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced support to help Canadians with disabilities deal with extra expenses during the pandemic.

This support includes a special one-time, tax-free payment to individuals who are certificate holders of the Disability Tax Credit as of June 1, 2020, as follows:

  • $600 for Canadians with a valid Disability Tax Credit certificate.
  • $300 for Canadians with a valid Disability Tax Credit certificate and who are eligible for the Old Age Security (OAS) pension.
  • $100 for Canadians with a valid Disability Tax Credit certificate and who are eligible for the OAS pension and the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS).

Click on this link to read the announcement:

CVE’s ODSP Covid Fact Sheet

Although this may be a challenging time, we at CVE Inc. are here to support you with your employment support and any related items. We have created this fact  ODSP & Covid-19 Fact Sheet to help you stay safe and healthy and to help educate you on the signs and symptoms of Covid-19. We are also including tips on how to take care of your mental health which is just as important as your physical health.

The Human Needs Task Force (HNTF)

As we continue to move forward during these difficult times, we are hoping to work more closely with cultural associations to ensure that residents are informed and aware of the services and supports are available from the City of Ottawa, and across our city. To support these efforts the City of Ottawa’s Community and Social Services Department has developed a new webpage.

Please see this HNTF email for more information.

MindWare Academy for Grades 1-8

MindWare Academy is an environment that allows students with learning disabilities to grow emotionally, physically and academically. They provide support to children who have Asperger’s, Non-verbal Learning Disorder, Gifted L-D Dyslexia, ADHD, ect.

For more information, please see the MindWare Academy Flyer