Hamilton 2017-Canada 150 Events Round-Up
This year, Hamilton joins cities across the country to celebrate Canada’s 150th year as a nation. Click here for the list of upcoming events for May and June, including the Signature Events.
About Canada 150 Hamilton
This important anniversary offers us all a chance to reflect on our city’s contributions to the growth of our nation – from our proud industrial roots to the exciting revitalization transforming our city. It’s also a chance to imagine the kind of city we want to build moving forward. For more information about Canada 150 celebrations in Hamilton, please visit www.Hamilton.ca/Canada150
City of Hamilton
October 06, 2015, 9:30 AM
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Get ready to file your 2016 income tax return
Filing taxes may not be your idea of fun, but it can make a big difference to your family’s income. New financial supports such as the Canada Child Benefit can mean hundreds of extra dollars per month for low and middle income families who have children up to the age of 17. The only catch is, you must file your taxes in order to access this extra money!
For example, a family with 2 children and earning $28,000 a year could be eligible for a tax free benefit of $900 a month through the CCB –that’s $10,800 per year! Families receiving social assistance are eligible for the benefit too, and it isn’t deducted from Ontario Works or ODSP.
The City of Hamilton wants to make sure everybody who is eligible can access the money to which they are entitled, and is working with community partners and poverty-reduction organizations to develop a plan to expand free community tax clinics in Hamilton.
In the meantime, please visit www.cra.gc.ca/getready to find out more about filing your taxes and receiving the Canada Child Benefit.
CRA has a list of Tax clinics for the Hamilton area http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/vlntr/clncs/hamilton-on-eng.html
The PlanLocal Ward 2 Safe Streets Final Report provides details on the entire process, including public engagement, shortlisting, vote results, and other elements. Councillor Jason Farr used this report to inform his final decision on the projects to be completed using the ward’s Area Rating funding.
To download a pdf of the report, please click here: planlocal-ward-2-2016-final-report
For the full list of projects to be funded* under the 2016 PlanLocal Ward 2 Safe Streets campaign, click here