January 17, 2023
We are asking for your support to sign and share the House of Commons E-Petition calling for an immediate stop of clawbacks to the Canada Child Benefit (CCB).
The petition closes on January 19, 2023, at 9:14 a.m. (EDT).
Although pandemic income supports have all ended, families continue to have their CCB payments confiscated along with other tax credits.
The CCB is Canada’s signature poverty reduction program, but a recent Parliamentary Budget Office report shows that approximately 791,000 families will have their payments reduced by an average $606 in the 2022/2023 benefit year as a result of having received pandemic benefits such as the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) or Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB). The report found that federal spending on the CCB will be $1.45 billion less because of these clawbacks over three years.
Those who are the hardest hit are mothers with multiple children who earn a moderate income, precisely the mothers who need it most. For example, a mother with 4 children who earned $33,000 last year, will have her income benefits reduced by more than $3,000 this year.
Join the call to end pandemic clawbacks to the CCB and to implement a full CERB Amnesty!
Sign the CERB Amnesty House of Commons petition by heading to: tinyurl.com/ccbclawbacks.
Press Release and News Coverage
Mothers with multiple children most affected by punitive CERB clawbacks
Received pandemic benefits? You might be losing some of this year’s Canada Child Benefit
Not moms who tucked money away in a Swiss bank account’: advocates warn of clawbacks to Canada Child Benefit for those who received pandemic supports
Advocates press Ottawa to retract child benefit cutbacks
Mothers receiving Canada Child Benefit payments deserve CERB Amnesty