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  • July 16, 2021

    Emergency Information for Ontario Tornadoes

    July 16, 2021   Environment Canada confirmed that a tornado moved through Barrie, Ontario on Thursday, July 15. Reports show the destruction of several homes in the community and some injuries, but thankfully there was no loss of life.   CDSPI has insurance and support information to help you access resources if you live in […]

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  • July 6, 2021

    Emergency Information for British Columbia Fires

    July 6, 2021   In British Columbia, a wildfire in Lytton Creek has left much of the small village destroyed or damaged.   Firefighters are also battling over 100 active fires in B.C. with another 70 new fires expected in the coming days as the province continues to experience unrelenting heat which exacerbates the factors […]

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  • March 26, 2021

    March 24: 2021 Ontario Budget Highlights

    On Wednesday, March 24, 2021, Ontario’s Minister of Finance Peter Bethlenfalvy tabled the province’s 2021 Budget. The Budget, titled Ontario’s Action Plan: Protecting People’s Health and Our Economy, continued with the prior year’s commitment to significant investment in health care and support for families, workers and employers.   The Province projects a deficit of $38.5 […]

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  • December 1, 2020

    November 2020 Federal Fall Economic Statement

      On November 30, 2020, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, delivered the Federal Government of Canada’s Fall Economic Statement to address the ongoing effects and the Government response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Government reported the total estimated spending on direct support measures with respect to the COVID-19 Economic […]

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  • November 27, 2020

    New TFSA Contribution Limit in 2021

      The Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) contribution limit for 2021 is $6,000, remaining the same as 2019 and 2020.   If you have never contributed to a TFSA and have been eligible since its introduction in 2009, your cumulative contribution room will be $75,500 in 2021.   The annual TFSA contribution limit is indexed to […]

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  • November 12, 2020

    November 5: 2020 Ontario Budget Highlights

    On Thursday, November 5, 2020, Ontario Minister of Finance Rod Phillips released the province’s 2020 Budget. The budget builds on Ontario’s Action Plan: Responding to COVID-19, introduced on March 25, 2020 and includes significant investment in health care and support for families, workers and employers.   Not surprisingly, the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted Ontario’s economy. […]

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  • October 19, 2020

    October 9: New and Expanded Federal Benefits for Businesses Announced

    As we are now in the second wave of COVID-19, the Federal Government has announced new and expanded support for businesses. This targeted support includes a new rent subsidy program, an extended Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy, and an expanded Canada Emergency Business Account program to provide additional funds to previously qualified businesses.    While announced on October 9, 2020, no […]

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  • October 2, 2020

    Mental Illness Awareness Week MAP Resources

      October 2, 2020   October 4-10, 2020 is Mental Illness Awareness Week in Canada. To help bring awareness to this important aspect of total wellbeing, our Members’ Assistance Program has launched a new microsite – Depression and the pandemic: a deep dive.   The microsite provides you with articles, infographics and a video to […]

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  • September 30, 2020

    TripleGuardTM Insurance: Second Wave FAQ and Resources

      September 30, 2020   Good afternoon,   I hope you are staying well. It’s been a few months since my last TripleGuardTM insurance update and I’m pleased to report that virtually all pandemic claims have been paid out, representing claim payments to over 6,500 dentists. I am so proud of the work our teams […]

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  • September 24, 2020

    Emergency Information for Post-Tropical Storm in Atlantic Canada

    September 23, 2020   If you have been impacted by the post-tropical storm Teddy in Atlantic Canada, CDSPI has information to help you access resources.   To Report an Office Insurance Claim: Call 1.800.561.9401 or email claims@cdspi.com. CDSPI Claim Support Centre is available during regular business hours, 8:30 to 4:30 EST.   CDSPI After Hours […]

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