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Community Wholeness Centre - Barrie updated their information in their About section.
Community Wholeness Centre - Barrie updated their business hours.
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A shout out to Tom Bolland of Bolland and Associates for his Financial Assistance in keeping the Community Wholeness Centre up to date with all our Financials required by a Not for Profit. Because of Tom, we were able to get a small amount of funding from the Canadian Red Cross. They believed in the programs and services we provide. That funding allowed us to develop our Virtual Tax Program, thanks to Winston.
We are again the only agency providing Free Community Tax Services for the 2020 Tax Year and could use some more funding. We have applied to the County of Simcoe, cross your fingers for us, everyone. If you or anyone your know has the ability to support our work, please PM here or email [email protected]
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Re: Community Virtual Income Tax Services:
Please note that due to Covid, our Income Tax Clinics are now all being done virtually. We have designed a simple 2-step process - See links below:
Step 1- Intake Form
Click on the link below and answer questions to the best of your ability, then click Submit. This will help the Tax Associate to gather all your data.
Step 2 - Booking Date & Time
Once you have completed the Intake Form, click on the link below to book your date and time. One of our representatives will contact you by telephone and or email.
If you any trouble with the links please email [email protected] or call 705-733-5683.
Due to a large number of requests, we ask for your patience and understanding during these very busy times. Rest assured that every email, telephone message, and text request WILL be answered by one of our dedicated volunteers.
Interim Executive Director
Community Wholeness Centre
You can now book and manage appointments using our booking page.
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Community Virtual Tax Services: Available all year round and providing prior years (up to 10) of back taxes.
1. Online at [email protected]/bookings/" rel="nofollow,noopener" target="_blank">https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/[email protected]/bookings/
2. By Telephone - Calling 705-733-5683 OR
3: By Emailing: [email protected]
"I would like to express my gratitude to The Community Wholeness Centre for assisting me with free service in preparing 4 years of Income-tax that I was unable to financially prepare myself and not quite sure how I was going to solve my problem.
In speaking to my caseworker at Ontario Works in Barrie she referred me to the Community Wholeness Centre and explained to me that this is a free service and spoke very highly of the Wholeness Centre and how they assist people in a time of need.
I truly feel this program is needed to help people, especially now with so many people like myself struggling financially and with Covid upon us adds to the stress of our everyday life. I believe this program of assistance will help so many people and take some of the burdens from their lives.
I would especially like to thank and compliment Winston whose professionalism and qualifications were exceptional. Winston was very quick and thorough and explained step by step as he was working through my taxes.
Winston was a pleasure to speak with and his personality made me very comfortable, he was easy to talk with and we did share a few laughs. I understand Winston was offering his time at no charge to assist me and I am very grateful."
On December 20, 2020 we will be hosting a COVID safe Family Christmas event join us and meet our Black Santa, enjoy activities and receive prizes from our Sponsors. Stay tuned for more details! ❄️
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
With much gratitude for the funding grant from the Canadian Red Cross, The Community Wholeness Centre in association with Creating Connection Barrie, is excited to announce the return of their FREE Income Tax Clinics.
Our Community Volunteer Income Tax Program will take place every Tuesday and Thursday from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm BY ADVANCE APPOINTMENT ONLY - (Please do not arrive in person looking to book an appointment).
Our clinic is located inside Creating Connection at 12 Chase McEachern Way (the large grey building off the parking lot across from the Salvation Army near the bottom of Bayfield St.) and is fully accessible for persons with physical limitations requiring the use of wheelchairs, canes, walkers and or strollers.
Preferences for Booking your one on one Tax Clinic Appointment are:
1. Online at: https://outlook.office365.com/.../CVITPIncom.../bookings/...
2. Virtually via Zoom or Telephone
3. By Calling 705-733-5683
4: Or by Emailing: [email protected]
Our Tax Clinics are run by dedicated volunteers and are FREE to anyone meeting the criteria and eligible to receive this service for FREE. We can prepare your current and previous returns up to 10 years past. Click here to see if you qualify: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/tax/individuals/community-volunteer-income-tax-program/need-a-hand-complete-your-tax-return.html#eligible
Due to COVID-19 precautions, we ask that clients follow all health & safety protocols, including the wearing of masks, physical distancing and hand sanitization, while attending the clinic.
The Community Wholeness Centre has been volunteering with Revenue Canada since 2015 to provide this service to Barrie and the surrounding communities. We are not employed by, nor receive funding from, Revenue Canada. We rely on the generous donations of individuals and community groups to cover the costs of running this essential service.
For more info please contact:
Yolanda Gallo, Executive Director
Community Wholeness Centre
Hello Fellow Coordinators,
The Government of Canada has announced a one-time $600 payment in recognition of the extraordinary expenses faced by persons with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This payment complements other emergency supports, such as the one-time special payment through the Goods and Services Tax Credit and the one-time payment to seniors. Approximately 1.7 million Canadians will receive the one-time payment.
Individuals who are eligible for the one-time payment include:
individuals who have an existing valid Disability Tax Credit (DTC) certificate
persons who are eligible for the DTC and who apply for it by September 25, 2020
beneficiaries as at July 1, 2020 of either:
Canada Pension Plan Disability
Quebec Pension Plan Disability Pension, or
one of the following disability supports provided by Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC):
Pain and Suffering Compensation
Critical Injury Benefit
Rehabilitation Services and Vocational Assistance Program
Income Replacement Benefit, and/or
Canadian Forces Income Support
You do not have to apply to receive this payment. The payment consists of a one-time, non-taxable and non-reportable amount of $600.
We expect to issue the payments beginning this fall. The payment information will be provided once available.
More information on the one-time payment to persons with disabilities can be found here or within the attached factsheet.
The CRA can help you apply for this credit at no charge.
For more information, go to canada.ca/disability-tax-credit or call 1-800-959-8281.
Individuals who have an impairment in physical or mental functions that is severe and prolonged use this form to apply for the disability amount.
Community Wholeness Centre Tax Clinic
"I’m writing on behalf of my mother and me. This testimony is extremely easy to write and we owe so much gratitude to this tax clinic.
We were impacted by Covid and lost my father and were left scrambling to understand our financial situation. On top of grieving, we now had the added anxiety of trying to understand how to proceed with a multitude of forms that came as a complete second language to us.
We are forever humbled that Yolanda was the only one who responded to us, she listened and responded with so much kindness and connected us to the Tax Coordinator named Winston.
Winston is absolutely outstanding to say the very least. I was taken aback by the first couple of emails in the most positive way. Winston was very quick to ask all the right questions and dig as deep as he could to be able to assist us. Our communication was very clear and we were able to understand exactly what Winston needed from us. In addition, he proved to be a master of his craft and extremely talented in his field. Not only that, but we felt that Winston also really cared about our situation and we weren’t just treated like another case. Thank you Winston!!
Thank you Community Wholeness Centre. After all, was said and done, Yolanda and Winston were able to give us that sigh of relief we were looking for in regards to this matter. We are still in awe of the help we received from this tax clinic and anyone looking for help I can truly say, this is an amazing team. From Karina and Oksana, thank you from the bottom of our hearts to the both of you."
Community Wholeness Centre Tax Clinic Comment:
I am very thankful to have found access to a free tax clinic resource, with a drop off and pick up system during the pandemic. My sincere thanks go out to Yolanda and Winston at The Community Wholeness Centre in Barrie, for their kindness and expertise to help me successfully and safely file my taxes despite these unique times. It was a great help to me and my budget.
Thank you so much! God Bless. Stay safe and stay well.
Community Volunteer Income Tax Program Update:
As you are all aware, due to COVID our Income Tax Clinics at 12 Chase McEachern Way have been closed. We did however maintain coordinated drop offs and pick up of income tax files from referrals, and direct contacts .
Thanks to Winston Chan and Eric Graves, we have successfully completed over 100 Income tax files to date. We provide previous year returns, current year, final taxes and self declared Income.
I would like to take this time to thank Eric for his Volunteerism as Coordinator over the last 3 years and welcome Winston Chan in this new position as the Community Wholeness Centre Community Volunteer Income Tax Program Coordinator.
If you are in still in need of having your taxes completed, Winston has made it super easy! Click on the link below, answer the questions and we will ensure the completion of your taxes.
Please share with anyone you know who could benefit from filing their previous years due to illness, incarceration and homelessness just this year we filed over 80 years of taxes.
Stay Safe everyone!
Call 705-733-5638 or email [email protected] with any inquiries.
Please see the attached documents for information on the new Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB), and other measures that the CRA has taken to provide support to Canadians. Here is a brief description of each document above:
1. COVID-19 Benefits Factsheet – factsheet on the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB), GST/HST, Canada Child Benefit (CCB), tax filing extension, and resources.
2. Q&A – COVID-19 Government of Canada Support for Individuals – FAQs on CERB and CESB, as well as information on the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS), Outreach support for organizations and individuals, the Liaison Officer Program, and resources.
3. Q&A – Indigenous communities & organizations - questions, concerns, and requests for clarification from various Indigenous communities and organizations.
4. COVID-19 – Money to help you – factsheet for families detailing benefit/credit entitlements.
5. COVID-19 Economic Response Plan – factsheet with resources to support Canadian workers and businesses.
Please find below some clickable links to the Canada.ca website for the complete official announcements and additional details:
- Canada’s Emergency Response measures: (https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html)
- Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB): https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/benefits/emergency-student-benefit.html
- One time tax free payment for Seniors (for OAS/GIS recipients - administered by Service Canada): https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/publicpensions/notice-covid-19/one-time-payment.html
- Continuation of benefits/credits to accommodate delays in filing or processing of 2019 income tax returns (statement from Minister of National Revenue): https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/news/2020/05/benefits-payments-for-eligible-canadians-to-continue-until-fall-2020.html
- Virtual Free tax clinics – Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) to assist individuals in filing their 2019 tax returns: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/news/2020/05/free-tax-clinics-go-virtual.html
- Benefits Finder - Online tool for determining benefits and credits you may be entitled to: https://benefitsfinder.services.gc.ca/hm?GoCTemplateCulture=en-CA
Furthermore, during this time, our Outreach team is available to provide information sessions and any other support to your community via teleconference and webinars, as requested. Please feel free to contact me with any questions via phone or email. I am available to continue to support your community from Monday – Friday between 8:30am – 4:30pm.
Learn more about Canada’s actions to help Canadians and businesses facing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Mayor Jeff Lehman
COVID-19 Update for April 14th - extended Ontario state of emergency, rain barrels (!), and City Council meets tomorrow online. Stay strong Barrie!
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“Within us lies the peace, the beauty, the glory of our being.
We cannot seek it outside, we must go within.”
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi – the founder of Sahaja Yoga Meditation
Dear Sahaja Family and Friends,
We have an extremely special announcement to make.
In light of the current situation, our team of volunteers was quick to come up with an alternative to our regular, in-person classes. This coming week, we will be temporarily moving all of our in-person classes online and we would be delighted to have you meditate and clear your chakras with us!
These sessions will include kundalini energy awakening, chakra energy clearing techniques, guided meditations and mantras. We will also make use of music, visual tools and will provide you with resources and “homework” for you to explore and complete at your own time!
Registration Form for Online Classes:
Feel free to share this with any seekers you know. We are opening our support == our classes to everyone!
Check out the article below to see the Online Schedule we follow.
Yours in Sahaja Yoga Meditation,
the Family-Friends-Teams from Halton-Niagara-Barrie-Winnipeg
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