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Income Tax Volunteers Celebrated

United Way Centraide North East Ontario - Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Thanks to the commitment of 60 volunteers, over 4,500 income tax returns were filed at no cost, for low-income individuals and families through the 2019 Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVIT).

“CVIT is an important program for many people in our community,” says Sarah Dost, Community Mobilization and Engagement Manager of United Way Centraide North East Ontario. “To facilitate a program of this scale through March and April takes the commitment and expertise of dozens of volunteers. Their enthusiasm and knowledge are key to the success of this program. The time and care involved are significant totalling over 2,450 volunteered hours this year alone.”

Although the CVIT program has concluded for the season, residents still needing to complete their taxes can call (705) 566-6156 to access a recorded message with information regarding upcoming community clinics.

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About the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program
United Way Centraide North East Ontario has operated the CVIT Program in partnership with CRA since 1997. Other community partners include the Greater Sudbury Public Libraries, the French River Public Libraries and the Sudbury Community Service Centre. An estimated 45,000 income tax returns have been filed over the past 11 years.

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About UWCNEO

For decades, UWCNEO has been committed to making our community a place where everyone has an opportunity to succeed. In addition to research and advocacy, we invest in the most effective local programs in the areas of poverty, community and kids.