Canadian Dental Care Plan

Qualification Requirements:

Eligibility for the CDCP is determined based on several criteria. Currently the program is expanding to seniors, children under 18 and people with disabilities. Eventually all Canadians who meet the following criteria will qualify:

  • Lack of access to private dental insurance.
  • Adjusted family net income below $90,000.
  • Canadian residency for tax purposes.
  • Having filed a tax return in the previous year.

Note: Canadian residents who have access to dental coverage through a social program offered by a province or territory and/or the federal government can still qualify for the CDCP if they meet all the eligibility criteria.

 

Application Process:

Applications will open in phases, starting with seniors aged 87 and above in December 2023, followed by other age groups through mid-2024. Eligible individuals will receive a letter with an application code and instructions. Online applications for certain groups will be available from May 2024.

Group

Applications open

Seniors aged 87 and above

Starting December 2023

Seniors aged 77 to 86

Starting January 2024

Seniors aged 72 to 76

Starting February 2024

Seniors aged 70 to 71

Starting March 2024

Seniors aged 65 to 69

Starting May 2024

Adults with a valid Disability Tax Credit certificate

Starting June 2024

Children under the age of 18

Starting June 2024

All eligible Canadians

Later in 2024/2025


Coverage Start Date:

Coverage under the CDCP will commence as early as May 2024, with seniors being the first group eligible. The actual start date for accessing oral health care will depend on the specific group you belong to, the timing of your application, and when your enrolment is processed.

What you will receive after qualifying:

  • Detailed information about the CDCP.
  • Your personalized member card.
  • The date from which your coverage starts.

Services Covered:

  • preventive services, including scaling (cleaning), polishing, sealants, and fluoride
  • diagnostic services, including examinations and x-rays
  • restorative services, including fillings
  • endodontic services, including root canal treatments
  • prosthodontic services, including complete and partial removable dentures
  • periodontal services, including deep scaling
  • oral surgery services, including extractions

*Please note that some services will only become available in fall 2024.

Co-Payments:

Adjusted family net income

How much will the CDCP cover

How much you will cover

Lower than $70,000

100% of eligible oral health care service costs will be covered at the CDCP established fees.

0%

Between $70,000 and $79,999

60% of eligible oral health care service costs will be covered at the CDCP established fees.

40%

Between $80,000 and $89,999

40% of eligible oral health care service costs will be covered at the CDCP established fees.

60%


Please refer to www.Canada.ca/Dental for more information as time progresses. It will be the most up-to-date source of information on the application process.

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2024 Your Favorite Spot in Cowichan-Malahat-Langford calendar contest

If you would like to share your favorite spot in Cowichan-Malahat-Langford and have it included in the 2024 edition, submit your photo.

Submit your photo(s) by email to: [email protected]

Put CALENDAR PHOTO in the subject line.

Include the following information in your email:

  • Your name
  • The location of your photo
  • Your address, including postal code
  • A brief (40 words or fewer) description of your photo

Deadline to submit is September 1st, 2024

Important guidelines for submitting photos

Each year, a number of photos are disqualified from consideration because the image size is too small, or the images include humans. Following are some hints for choosing and submitting a winning photo:

  • Photos must be high resolution - at least 1MB.
  • Do not send directly from your phone. Image files are compressed by phones when they are emailed.
  • Upload your photo(s) to a computer or tablet before sending.
  • Attach the original high resolution image to the email (send as an attachment).
  • Pick a photo that will work with the shape of the calendar. Landscape is the best option.

Official Rules:

  1. Your favorite spot must be in the Cowichan-Malahat-Langford riding.
  2. Photos must be in jpg or tiff format.
  3. Photos cannot include humans.
  4. No more than 3 photos per household may be submitted.
  5. Photos must be colour and at least 1MB in size.
  6. Deadline to submit is September 1st, 2024

MP MacGregor's Bill C-277: National Strategy on Brain Injuries Act, passes unanimously at second reading vote

For immediate release

June 12th, 2024

 

NDP: A National Brain Injury Strategy will shine light on “invisible epidemic”

 

OTTAWA— On Wednesday, with a vote of 324 in favour and zero against, NDP MP Alistair MacGregor’s plan to create a national strategy for prevention, treatment, and awareness of brain injuries passed unanimously at second reading in Parliament.

 

“This is an important step forward for an initiative that started locally,” MP MacGregor said, “This work came about because of the passion and lived experience of several of my constituents, and I am so proud and grateful for their work. I especially want to thank Janelle Breese Biagioni from the CGB Centre for Traumatic Life Losses, Chris Rafuse from the Cowichan Brain Injury Society, and local advocate and brain injury survivor Kyle Mockford, among many others. Working together with community groups across Canada, Bill C-277 has become a national campaign for greater awareness, prevention, and treatment of brain injuries.” 

 

Experts say that many who experience traumatic brain injuries go undiagnosed and untreated because of stigma and lack of awareness. Even if they receive treatment, the current state of brain injury services and supports across the country is characterized by fragmentation, isolation, and chronic underfunding. Often, support services for families and brain-injury survivors operate as non-profit organizations with little or no government funding. Some of these organizations are teetering on the brink of closure.

 

“Well over 1.5 million Canadians have suffered a traumatic brain injury, and the long-term effects can be devastating,” said MacGregor. “Among them are an estimated 1 in 8 Canadian women, who have experienced a traumatic brain injury because of gender-based violence. I’m happy to see a national brain injury strategy get support across party lines.”

 

Bill C-277 has been endorsed by medical experts, people with lived experience, Brain Injury organizations across the country, and local municipalities including Duncan, Langford, North Cowichan, Nanaimo, and the City of Victoria.

 

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