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Media

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

National Coalition calls on Government to Remove GST/HST from Therapy Services

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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

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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. 

PBO Report Announces the Cost of Exempting Counselling Therapists/Psychotherapists from GST/HST

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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.