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November 8th, 2016

Thank you for visiting our blog! Here you’ll find information about events and activities that we don’t have room for in our newsletter – The Bulletin. 

 If you are new to the Consumer/Survivor Information Resource Centre (CS Info), below is a little information about what we do. If you are interested in any of the services, please give us a call.

Information Centre: We are an information resource centre providing assistance and referral to Consumers/Survivors and others in the Greater Toronto area. We offer this service through telephone, email, mail and in person. We have a broad range of literature and information catalogues available in our office. If we don’t have what you’re looking for, we’ll search for it. Our drop-in is open Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

The Bulletin:  We also publish a free newsletter - The Bulletin - twice a month. The aim of the newsletter is to provide information of relevance to consumers/survivors, such as self-care, drug warnings, newsbytes, workshops, conferences, employment supports and free, low cost things to do in the Toronto area. We welcome submissions from our readers. You can subscribe to the Bulletin by email or mail. 

Tax Clinic: We provide a year-round income tax clinic for low-income Consumers/Survivors with simple returns. We are a partner in the Canada Revenue Agency's Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP). We can prepare taxes as far back as 2008, however, during April and May, we only prepare the current year returns.

The tax clinic service is operated by volunteers, when you call, we’ll put your name on the waiting list and call you to schedule an appointment when a tax volunteer is available.

 In order to qualify for the tax clinic you must meet the following criteria:

  • are a consumer/survivor (identify as having a psychiatric or addictions history)
  • have income under $30,000 for the year
  • don’t have self-employment income or expenses
  • don’t have rental income
  • don’t have capital gains (aren’t selling stocks, bonds, second properties) or have interest income over $1,000 annually
  • didn’t declare bankruptcy in the year(s) that we’re filing your taxes for
  • weren’t widowed in the year(s) we’re doing taxes for