Below you'll find press releases & mentions in the media.
Lindsey Thomson: The need for Tax Free Therapy in Canada | Ep 48
In this podcast episode, I chat with Lindsey about the CCPA, the Excise Tax bill being put into place, and how you can be a part of making mental health more affordable and accessible.
CCPA’s Second Annual Counselling and Psychotherapy Month
OTTAWA (April 3, 2023) – This month the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) is celebrating Canada’s second annual Counselling and Psychotherapy Month.
Should therapy be tax-exempt? New campaign calls out 'bureaucratic semantics'
Published Sept. 29, 2022. A new campaign is aiming to finally clear away a financial barrier to therapy — a tax on counselling therapists and psychotherapists’ services, which experts say is unfair.
National Coalition calls on Government to Remove GST/HST from Therapy Services
OTTAWA, September 20, 2022—Today, a national coalition of mental health and counselling/psychotherapy organizations are calling on the federal government to remove the inequitable GST/HST requirement for counselling therapists and psychotherapists by immediately passing legislation to make therapy services tax-free in Canada.
Tax on mental health counselling creates barrier to services, say advocates
Groups have lobbied government in vain for years to get rid of HST on counselling. If governments want to improve access to qualified mental health counselling, they should stop taxing the services, say licensed counselling therapists in the province.
Amanda Anastacio Supporting Tax Free Therapy
Amanda Anastacio, works as a clinical associate at St. Catharines’ based Peaceful Minds Psychotherapy, and is showing support to
Tax Free Therapy
Mental health care not high enough priority
This article written by Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing MP Carol Hughes discusses immediately removing GST/HST on counselling and psychotherapy.
Mental health organizations call for removal of taxes on therapy services
Streamed live on Sep 20, 2022 On Parliament Hill, representatives from mental health and counselling organizations call on the federal government to remove the HST/GST requirement for therapists and psychotherapists in Canada. They are joined by NDP MP Lindsay Mathyssen, whose private member’s bill, C-218, would make therapy services tax-free.
PBO Report Announces the Cost of Exempting Counselling Therapists/Psychotherapists from GST/HST
OTTAWA, May 26, 2022 – The COVID-19 pandemic has had a detrimental impact on the mental health of Canadians, and the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy (CCPA) continues to advocate for improved access to mental health care providers during this time of immense need.
Psychotherapists Fight to Access Sales Tax Exemption
Published July 4, 2023. Psychotherapy is subject to sales tax, while other health services are exempt. A look at the bizarre process for achieving tax-free status.