Below you'll find press releases & mentions in the media.
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.
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.