Volunteer Taxation Researcher

Description of Charity/Foundation:

Connections supports parents with cognitive challenges to parent successfully. Since poverty is the biggest factor in affecting families’ success, Connections has a Financial Coach program, along with its parenting skills education and other supports.

Description of Role:

Taxation researcher: We have a periodic need for a taxation expert who enjoys research and interpreting policy for analysis of disability policy changes. Connections’ Financial Coach helps clients apply for CRA and provincial credits and benefits for which they are entitled. Programs are complex and adults with cognitive challenges struggle to understand immediate implications and have particular difficulty projecting into the future. From time to time, policy changes are announced without information to understand potential net impact on an individual. We anticipate that a deep-dive but short-term project could be needed a few times each year.

Disability supports and taxation are the primary areas of focus for this research.

Erin Waite @ erinw@connectionscounselling.ab.ca