The Stop works to increase our community’s access to good food with various approaches. But we know that the most effective way to improve a person’s food security is to improve their access to income.

Every year, 30% of people accessing Employment Insurance and 97% of people experiencing homelessness aren’t able to file their tax returns, and they miss out on millions of dollars in eligible benefits.


Let us help you get your 2022 taxes done!


Our tax clinic is open from March 1 until the end of May, 2023, to support community members looking to file taxes and learn more about the process, how to file and more!

Hours:  Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  • Mask policy in effect for in-person appointments.
  • Limited virtual appointments are also available.

What you need:

  • Photo ID and your social insurance number (SIN)
  • Proof of income (T4s or T5 forms)
  • Rent receipts (if you have them)

Eligibility criteria:

  • Priority is given to those who live in our catchment area, or 
  • You have an agency referral or 
  • You are currently registered in any of The Stop’s programs. 
  • Your household is low income:
    •  Individual $35,000 or less/year,
    • Couples $45,000 or less/year,
    • With children $47.500 or less/year.

Benefits of filing a tax return: 

  • You could be entitled to tax credits that the CRA will pay out only if you
  • file a return.
  • If you have paid taxes throughout the year and are expecting a refund.
  • Many other tax credits are triggered by filing a tax return, such as
  • GST/HST, CCTB, GIS, etc.
  • TCHC annual review.
  • Ensure no disruption of benefits.


Contact Joanna to make an appointment at 437-231-1169.


The support of our donors is exclusively what keeps our programs running. Help us to provide our neighbours with healthy food and to run our vital community-building programs throughout the year:

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