The Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) is a partnership between the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and local community organizations. The program is intended to ensure that all taxpayers have equal access to the tax system. In Grey and Bruce Counties, 14 community organizations provide this free service.
This Case Study is the beginning of a larger conversation on calculating the dollar value of the Grey Bruce CVITP program; counting the income coming into households through the tax system.
This Case Study examines the CVITP program in 5 municipalities offered by 2 organizations. The two organizations are different in the type of services they offer - one is a regional Community Health Centre and the other a local community hub.