For Immediate Release
Canada Child Benefit to Lift 300,000 Children Out of Poverty
July 14, 2016 Families, Children and Social Development
WINNIPEG – Tomorrow, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Terry Duguid, will join fellow Winnipeg Members of Parliament at the Barbara Mitchell Family Resource Centre to announce the implementation of the Canada Child Benefit.
Implemented in the first budget tabled in March, 2016, the new benefit will begin this month. Eligible Canadian families who have a child under 18 will receive their first Canada Child Benefit cheque, and this single monthly benefit will be recalculated every July based on information from families’ income tax and benefit return from the previous year. It is tax-free and Canadian families will not have to pay back the amounts received when they file their tax returns each year. The Canada Child Benefit will provide a maximum annual benefit of up to $6,400 per child under the age of 6 and up to $5,400 per child aged 6 through 17.
Parenting is one of the most important jobs; the CCB will give 9 out of 10 Canadian families more money in their pockets to help with the high costs of raising their children. Additionally, it will lift 300,000 Canadian children out of poverty, and allow them the chance to reach their full potential.
“As a parent myself, I’m familiar with the high cost associated with raising children – to implement a benefit system that is directly targeted to provide additional support to those families that need it the most is just common sense,” said Duguid.
All media are invited to attend: Canada Child Benefit Announcement
Date: Friday, July 15, 2016
Time: 12:30 – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Barbara Mitchell Family Resource Centre
51 Morrow Ave.
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Constituency Office of Terry Duguid, P.C., M.P.