Peter Fonseca

Your member of parliament for

Mississauga East-Cooksville

Peter Fonseca

Your member of parliament for

Mississauga East-Cooksville


eNewsletter: May 2018

May 2018

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Family benefits

Raising a family can be expensive. You may be eligible for benefits to help with the costs of raising children!

We are talking about benefits to help your family with the costs of raising children, including benefits for raising a child with a disability, Employment Insurance (EI) benefits such as maternity and parental leave and compassionate care plus calculators to estimate benefit payment amounts to which you may be entitled.

For more information, visit: Service Canada

Government of Canada Services for Victims of Crime

Did you know crime victims in Canada have a right to request information about the criminal justice system and their role within it?

#VictimsWeek  – Victims and Survivors of Crime Week 2018 is being commemorated  from May 27, 2018 to June 2, 2018

For more information on federal services for victims of crime, visit: Public Safety Canada

Health Matters!

Fact or Fiction? Canada had a measles outbreak in 2011.

It’s a fact! A single returning traveller led to the infection of more than 650 unvaccinated people in Canada. Protect yourself and your children. Get vaccinated.

Vaccination is one of the world’s greatest public health achievements, along with sanitation, antibiotics and clean drinking water.

For over 50 years, vaccines have helped prevent and control the spread of deadly diseases in Canada and abroad. Visit: Health Canada

Taxes – Forgot to Claim Something?

Forgot to include something in your tax return? Change your tax return online with ReFILE.

ReFILE is an online service that lets individuals and EFILE service providers send online adjustments for income tax and benefit returns. Individuals (NETFILE users) can use ReFILE to send adjustments for 2017 and 2016 returns. EFILE service providers can send adjustments for 2017, 2016, and 2015 returns. If you have questions about the functionality available in your software package, please contact your software provider.

More details here: Canada Revenue Agency

Enabling Accessibility Fund – Apply Now!

National‎ AccessAbility Week is celebrated from May 27 to June 2, 2018 to promote accessibility and inclusion in Canadian communities and workplaces.

The Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) provides funding for eligible capital projects that increase accessibility for people with disabilities in Canadian communities and workplaces, creating more opportunities for people with disabilities to participate in community activities, programs and services, or access employment opportunities.

  1. The small projects component provides grant funding, up to $100,000 per project, to support small scale construction, renovation or retrofit projects that increase accessibility in communities or workplaces. Deadline: July 26, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time
  2. The youth innovation component empowers youth to identify accessibility barriers within their communities and work with local organizations to develop solutions to increase accessibility and safety in community spaces and workplaces. Funding of up to $10,000 is available to support capital costs of eligible projects, which may include initiatives like installing automatic door openers, constructing raised garden beds in a community garden, or acquiring specialized wheelchairs to access sandy beaches. Deadline: September 21, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific time

Learn More: Employment and Social Development Canada

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Peter Fonseca

Member of Parliament, Mississauga East-Cooksville
918 Dundas Street East, Suite 303, Mississauga ON L4Y 4H9
Phone (905) 566-0009 | Fax (905) 566-0017 | Email