66th OFCP Annual Conference
November 1-3, 2013
Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel
We have added some photos from the 66th OFCP Annual Conference to our Facebook page, please visit our page and have a look at some of the photos, click here to go there now.
With another OFCP Annual Conference behind us, we are looking for feedback about your experience. Please click here to take a few moments and fill out our short survey and leave any suggestions you may have for next year’s conference. The OFCP welcomes your ideas for speakers, workshops, and topics you are interested in to make the 2014 conference even better.
We value your feedback, suggestions, and comments as we start to plan next year’s conference. Together we can make our next conference a huge success.
The University of Ottawa is conducting a Virtual Reality and Kids Movement Research Study and is looking to recruit children with cp in the Ottawa/Gatineau area. For contact and additional information please click here.
Stay-FIT: A study looking for volunteers
Stay-FIT: A study of physical activity, cardiovascular health and obesity in adults with cerebral palsy.
We are looking for volunteers with cerebral palsy who are at least 18 years of age from the greater Toronto and south-western Ontario areas to participate in a study of physical activity, cardiovascular health, and obesity. Participants will be required to make a single visit to McMaster University in Hamilton to have their arterial health measured. Participants will be reimbursed for travel expenses and given a brief medical report upon study completion. To learn more, please contact Patrick McPhee at 905-525-9140 ext. 27037, email: email@example.com or click here for the flyer.
If you would like to participate and require assistance we would like to hear from you - 416-244-9686, 1-877-244-9686, ext. 224.
Planned Giving – Another Way to Give Back
You Can Help Support the work of the OFCP! Thanks to the generosity of people like you, we are able to make a difference in the lives of people with cerebral palsy throughout the province of Ontario. Please take a moment to review the NEW Planned Giving section on our website outlining the ways you can contribute to our organization now, and in the future, by making a bequest in your will. Click here, or on the DONATE button to view this material.
Yack with Yac
The variety village youth advisory council
Is looking for participants of all abilities to share their voices!
YAC: We are a group of individuals who come together to share ideas and
Develop skills in the area of advocacy, leadership and mentorship. We aim to
Increase youth participation at variety village.
- Are you a young person between the ages of 15 – 29?
- Do you have ideas about how to involve Variety Village youth?
- Do you enjoy helping others and sharing experiences?
- Do you want to make new friends with people who share similar goals and aspirations?
Tax Tips - 2012 Taxation Year
Tax time is once again upon us. At this time of the year, many people with disabilities and their families hear stories about all the tax deductions that they are entitled to but of which they are unaware. Each year the Long Term Planning & Support Program produces an article about Tax Savings that are available for individuals with a disability.
To learn more about:
- Registered Disability Savings Plan
- Registered Educational Savings Plans
- Tax Free Savings Accounts
- The Caregiver Amount
- The Disability Amount
- The Disability Tax Credit certificate
- Re-Filing for taxes that should not have been paid
Click here to view Tax Tips article.
OFCP Thanks Federated Health Charities for Their Support
The OFCP is proud to be a member of The Federated Health Charities. The Federated Health Charities is a workplace charitable campaign that allows members of the Ontario Public Service (OPS) across Ontario to support up to 16 health charities through payroll deductions, donations and special events. Over the past 28 years, members of the OPS have donated $34.5 million through the Federated Health Charities Campaign, with $2.45-million of this being raised last year! For more information, please visit http://www.federatedhealth.ca