While the primary work of The Mississauga Food Bank is to feed our neighbours in need every day, we also connect our community with the tools, resources, and education needed to address the root causes of food insecurity – which is poverty and low income.
For low-income households, every dollar counts when it comes to being able to meet basic needs. There is a range of federal and provincial financial supports available to households receiving social assistance, such as the GST/HST credit, federal and provincial child benefits, and other tax benefits that can significantly increase the income of those on social assistance.
However, many of these benefits require submission of a tax return, and those who don’t or can’t file taxes, miss out. Vulnerable populations may miss out on the full range of federal programs and supports they are entitled to if they don’t file their taxes.
While we push for a better system for the future, tax filing can help people who are experiencing low income today.
The Community Volunteer Income Tax Program is a joint initiative with the Canada Revenue Agency
and is for people with modest incomes and simple tax solutions.
This program is made possible thanks to:
For more information, contact us at 905.270.5589 ext. 829 or firstname.lastname@example.org today!