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Latest OFCP Newsletter

The March online issue of InformAction, the OFCP's newsletter, is now available.

Click here to read it now

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Spring Cleaning Made Simple

spring imageSpring cleaning pictureEveryone will benefit from a good spring cleaning, but sometimes it’s hard to get started!

Make it fun and freshen up the look of your home. Spring cleaning will help you feel good about yourself and this list of ten tips will help show you just how easy it can be!


Follow these simple steps to get on your way to a happy spring:

  1. Make a checklist of all the jobs that need to be done once a year and spend one hour each day doing them. You’ll feel like a year’s worth of chores have been done in just one hour!
  2. Involve your family and split up the tasks. Make it a race to the finish for a reward where you can spend time together, like a nice dinner or movie night!
  3. Get gravity on your side and always work from top to bottom. Think about it like this: dust falls down so if you start at the top, you’ll never have to re-clean.
  4. Use the proper tools while cleaning and organizing. Use cloths that allow you to dust effectively without any additional sprays and always wear rubber gloves!
  5. Make your spring cleaning fun! Don't think of it as a chore but as a therapeutic exercise--one that will really help you to feel good about yourself and your environment.
  6. Eliminate distractions, turn off the TV and let your answering machine field your calls.
  7. Don’t forget to cover all of your home.  It's important to clean and organize things that are in sight but also important to remember those items that are out of sight. Spring is a great season to organize your closets, cabinets, drawers, bins, boxes, pantry and other inside storage areas. Give yourself that fresh spring feeling, both inside and out!
  8. Be ruthless when it comes to getting rid of clutter. If you don't love it, or you don't use it, its clutter.  Anything that you haven’t looked at or used in the last six months is suspect, it’s time to let it go!
  9. Donate the things you don’t use. If you have items that you don't use, but are in good condition, they are prime candidates to sell or donate. Gather all of these items together in boxes or plastic bags.
  10. Call the OFCP for our free home pick up and we will take care of the rest!

Click here to schedule your free home collection.

 

 

Help Create A New OFCP Tagline

The OFCP is adding a tagline to our title. Our old tagline was in the title under our old logo of the sun with a small cloud off to one side, it was "Removing the Clouds of Disability"

That was a long time ago, now we have a new logo, but have not created a new tagline. We have done without a tagline for a few years but now we are rebranding and making a name for the OFCP!

This is where we need your help with the first step in creating our new brand and tagline for the OFCP.

Once we have a few contenders for our new slogan, we will post them online and hold a contest with you and our members selecting our new slogan.
 
Click here to get started now

 

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Celebrating 25 Years of Helping People Live Better Lives!

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A visit to People in Motion will give you access to over 100 exhibitors under one roof!
You can expect to see: Mobility Aids, Adapted Vehicles, Rehabilitation Services, Home Helathcare Products, Travel & Leisure Activites, Corporate & Government Services, Disability Publications Associations and so much more!

Stop by and visit the OFCP booth! - Free Admission 

Click Here For More Information

 

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The Corbrook 5th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

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The Corbrook 5th Annual Charity Golf Tournament
June 5, 2014 at the Deer Creek Golf Club, Ajax, Ontario
Registration 9:30am
Start TIme 11am

For more information, please contact: Jeannelle Smith ph. 416-245-5565 or email jeannelle.smith@corbrook.com

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.

 

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.