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Call for Proposals
for 2015 Spinal Cord Injury Research Projects
The Manitoba Spinal Cord Injury Research Committee (MSCIRC) is pleased to announce that the 2015 Grants and Awards competition is now underway and accepting applications for spinal cord injury research projects in Manitoba.
Grants provided through this initiative aim to increase understanding of spinal cord function, reduce the disability related to spinal cord injury, increase functional capacity after spinal cord injury, reduce the incidence and effects of secondary complications after spinal cord injury, and increase quality of life and community integration after spinal cord injury. In addition, funding is available for projects that will clearly lead to reduced SCI-related health care costs and projects that have the potential to address SCI-related research and health delivery gaps in Manitoba.
Grant applications will only be considered from applicants appointed at accredited educational institutions, disability related organizations, research institutions or hospitals.
All project applications must be received by 4:00 p.m. on. November 27, 2015
Inquiries about the application process are to be directed to:
MSCIRC, c/o Canadian Paraplegic Association (Manitoba) Inc.
Telephone: 204-786-4753, ext. 222
Toll Free within Manitoba 1-800-720-4933
Download 2015 Grants and Award Guide
Download 2015 MSCIRC Operating Grant Module
U of M - Study
Research Project - Queen’s University
You are invited to participate in a research project being conduct by a research team from the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Queen’s University. The aim of the study is to examine adults with physical disabilities’ perceptions of adults with physical disabilities.
If you are an adult (over 18 years old) with a physical disability, who reads and understands English, and has access to a computer with audiovisual capabilities and internet access, please consider participating.
The study will include:
• A 15-minute online questionnaire
• As a thank you for your participation, you will receive a $5 online gift card to your choice of either Starbucks or Amazon.
If you are interested in participating, please go to this link
to access the online questionnaire:
Disability Tax Credit Consultations
As you may be aware, the Disability Tax Credit Promoter’s Restriction Act (DTCPRA), which received Royal Assent on May 29, 2014, proposes to limit the fees that a promoter may charge to complete a Disability Tax Credit (DTC) request.
Starting this month, the CRA will begin in-person and online consultations seeking the views of Canadians with disabilities and their supporting persons, promoters, tax professionals, qualified practitioners and members from the general public.
This feedback will help the CRA establish regulations setting the maximum fees allowable under the Act, as well as to identify individuals who may be exempt from the Act’s reporting requirements. The CRA is also looking for suggestions on how to simplify the DTC process and clarify the steps Canadians need to take to apply for the credit.
Your participation and feedback are important to the CRA and will be essential in helping protect people with disabilities from paying excessive fees for assistance with a DTC request as well as improve the DTC process.
Find out more information and how to participate here:
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