FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
– November 14, 2023 –
'Super Clinic' Empowers Underserved Community with Vital Services like Tax Assistance and CPP Access
Service Canada & CRA hold ‘Super Clinic’ at Union Gospel Mission
(Vancouver, B.C.) – In partnership with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), Service Canada, The Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, and Pigeon Park Savings, Vancouver’s Union Gospel Mission (UGM) is hosting a Super Clinic set to create significant strides for underserved community members by providing easy access to essential services such as tax returns, setting up people’s Social Insurance Numbers and Canadian Pension Plans (CPP).
"We're thrilled to be hosting today’s Super Clinic," shares Nicole Mucci, UGM's Media & Communications Manager. “We’ve seen how monumentally life-changing accessing certain benefits can be for those who’ve been struggling with homelessness, poverty or addiction.”
The Super Clinic gives people access to hundreds, possibly thousands of dollars in government support that could mean families get food on the table, or someone exits homelessness.
“We know how important benefits and credit payments can be in making life more affordable. The free tax help provided through the Community Volunteer Income Tax program is key to ensuring people get the payments they’re entitled to. We are grateful for community organizations like Union Gospel Mission for hosting these clinics and offering support to those who need it most,” adds the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of National Revenue.
MEDIA EVENT DETAILS
Date: Wednesday, November 15
Time: Media wishing to attend are welcome between 11 AM & 12:30 PM
Where: UGM Vancouver, 601 E Hastings St.
● Please RSVP to email@example.com before arriving
● Upon arrival at UGM, please sign-in at reception
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ABOUT UNION GOSPEL MISSION
Union Gospel Mission has been feeding hope and changing the lives of men, women, youth, and children for more than 80 years. Through its eight locations in Metro Vancouver and the city of Mission, UGM provides emergency shelter, meals, outreach, career development counselling, education, safe and affordable housing, addiction recovery, and much more to those struggling with poverty, homelessness and addiction. The heart of UGM is to demonstrate God’s transforming love, ease the burden of those who are vulnerable, and come alongside people who feel cast aside. To learn more, visit www.ugm.ca.
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