• March 14, 2022

    Pacific Dental Conference (Virtual) March 14 to April 12

    CDSPI is excited to participate in The Pacific Dental Conference (PDC Virtual) from March 14 to April 12. Our sponsored session this year is Creating an Environment to Attract and Retain Staff with Paula Allen. Paula is the Global Leader, Research and Total Wellbeing at Lifeworks and she will focus on the importance of staff […]

  • March 7, 2022

    Government of Canada Adjusts Cruise Ship Travel Advisory

    Effective 12:01am EST March 7, 2022, the Government of Canada adjusted its cruise ship travel advisory from a Level 4 (avoid all travel) to a Level 2 (exercise a high degree of caution). This means the Government no longer recommends that Canadians avoid cruise ship travel. With the lifting of the Level 4 cruise ship […]

  • February 28, 2022

    How LifeWorks can help in a traumatic event

    We are saddened and concerned by the military invasion in Ukraine. War, violence, and political uncertainty can cause stress, anxiety, and other responses, even if someone is not directly affected by the situation. Please know that we are here to support you and your family with our resources as everyone tries to understand the impact […]

  • July 22, 2021

    Coronavirus Updates From CDSPI

    Find all the latest news and updates related to COVID-19 in one central place. Access information on insurance plans, market commentaries, tax news and more. NOTICE: CDSPI remains open, offices closed to the public   Last updated September 30, 2020   TripleGuard™ Insurance1 Pandemic Coverage TripleGuard™ Insurance: Second Wave FAQ and Resources, a message from […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]