BREAKING NEWS: the CCPA-ACCP and the Tax Free Therapy Coalition have released a statement in both official languages – please click HERE for more. It’s obvious to everyone that your letters to MPs are making a difference.
And now there’s a video making a difference too!
OSRP Advocacy Committee member extraordinaire Daniel Farb, RP, created and narrated this entertaining and informative piece on the GST/HST exemption issue.
It’s the video you didn’t know you needed!
Please post and share widely. (The link is also on the OSRP website “Advocacy Corner.”)
As reported HERE in the March 28th Central, and ongoing since then, several MPs and their staff have advised that their offices have been flooded with GST/HST exemption letters.
The newly-merged Advocacy Committee + HST Task Force met April 14, and brought renewed energy to meeting with politicians and decision-makers, now that we are all fully briefed on this important issue.
WHAT CAN I DO?
Write to your MP AGAIN, cc-ing the Minister of Finance firstname.lastname@example.org. Call on government to take action now that three parties, including the Finance Committee, have advocated for GST/HST exemption for all mental health professionals
Consider asking for a meeting with your MP. A member of the Advocacy Committee can join you. If your MP is interested in meeting, let us know at email@example.com
Ask your colleagues and friends to write to their MPs
Consider writing a letter to the editor of your local paper, as this person did
Join the Advocacy Committee - click HERE.
Read our updates - visit our webpage ADVOCACY CORNER.
WHAT IS OSRP DOING?
Stepping up our work with partners (CCPA, PRPA, Impact etc.) on behalf of our members, to amplify our voices
Continue to call on the Federal Government to take action now that three parties have expressed support
Setting up more meetings with decision-makers
Stay tuned for a survey drafted by OSRP for all PRPA and CCPA members to learn more about rates for psychotherapy/counselling therapy in Canada, and how our rate-setting is affected by GST/HST
Important actions and meetings are arising from your activism, and we will keep you informed of all new developments.Click here
to read the Finance Committee's recommendation, echoing bills from two opposition parties, and our press release!