Among providers of mental health services in Canada, Counselling Therapists/Psychotherapists are the only mental health professionals required to charge GST/HST.
Psvchotherapists are the
mental health professionals required
to charge GST/HST.
Canadians should not have to pay tax on their mental health services.
Why we need your help
This tax creates an unfair disadvantage for practitioners relative to other licensed mental health care professionals.
Counselling Therapists/Psychotherapists are specifically trained to deliver therapy.
Yet they are the only regulated mental health professionals still required to charge GST/HST
The removal of GST/HST on counselling therapy/psychotherapy would increase access to services, by reducing the financial burden on our healthcare system, our workplaces and our communities.3
Exempting counselling therapy/psychotherapy from GST/HST would reduce Canada’s revenue by 0.004%.
In Ontario alone, there are over 10,000 Psychotherapists registered to practice. Removing the barrier of GST/HST nationally would make this mental health service more accessible.
Here’s how to support Bill C-218 and get rid of this tax once and for all:
Sign the parliamentary petition, here.
Send a letter to your MP and to Finance Minister Freeland. Click here
If your MP is a Liberal, ask him/her to include the removal of this tax in the Government’s Fall Economic Statement.
If you would like to circulate a paper petition among your friends and colleagues click here.
If your MP isn’t a Liberal, ask him/her to demand the removal of this tax in the Government’s Fall Economic Statement