Appointment of DAC Members by Minister Lebouthillier

December 8, 2016

The Disability Advisory Committee (DAC) will serve as an important forum for persons with disabilities to have their voices heard as the Canada Revenue Agency works to improve and enhance the way it administers the tax measures designed to support this community. The DAC will meet three times a year and will publish routine public reports.

The committee, co-chaired by CRA assistant commissioner Frank Vermaeten and Dr. Karen Cohen, chief executive of the Canadian Psychological Association, will make recommendations, but it will be up to the minister and her team to decide to implement them or not. Just the same, Dr. Cohen is optimistic that the work of the DAC will help improve the application and appeal process for the Disability Tax Credit:

"Through meaningful dialogue and consultation, the Disability Advisory Committee will provide the Canada Revenue Agency with a better understanding of stakeholder perspectives and priorities.  I look forward to working with the other Committee members to help the Agency make informed decisions about its administrative practices to ensure the Agency continues to improve the services it provides to persons with disabilities."

The other 12 voluntary members include:

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