e-Learning: EI Caregiver Benefits & Disability Tax Credit

Presented by
Momiji / JSS / Yee Hong Centre

Wed. Apr 10, 2024, 3:00 – 4:00 pm (English)

1 hour online session on Zoom to learn about EI caregiver benefits and disability tax credit will be co-provided by Momiji Health Care Society and Japanese Social Services (JSS), joined by Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care. *Held in English

What is this session about?

Family members or friends who have to stop working to take care of someone who is critically ill or injured can take advantage of Employment Insurance Caregiver Benefits. Whether you are the caregiver or the one being given care for, knowing that these benefits are available and understanding what they can do for you or a loved one give you one less thing to worry about during those trying times.

This session is co-presented by Service Canada and Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will cover:

  • Employment Insurance – Caregiver Benefits- when you need to stop work to care for yourself or a loved one.
    • Sickness Benefits
    • Compassionate Care Benefits
    • Caregiver Benefits
  • Disability Tax Credit

About our Guest Speaker

Guest Speaker 1 : Christina Karagianis (Citizen Services Specialist, Service Canada)

Christina K. is a Citizen Service Specialist with the Toronto Community Outreach Team for Service Canada. Christina has over eight years of experience working with the federal government providing services to citizens. Christina’s role as a Citizen Services officer in the Service Canada Centre where she provided direct service to clients led her to her current role as a Citizen Services Specialist. As a Citizen Services Specialist, Christina works to bring information about Service Canada programs and benefits to community organization and the citizens that they serve.

Guest Speaker 2: Munishi Desai (Canada Revenue Agency)

How to Attend

Anyone interested can attend but pre-registration required. Click the registration button below, and fill and submit it by two days before the session date (Mon, Apr 8). If you have difficulty using online registration system, feel free to contact the hosting agency.

(Registration Form will open from the button above)

Those who registered, will receive an invitation email with the Zoom link and ID/Passcode, by a day before the session date from the hosting organizations. Check your junk box if you can’t find it in your inbox – Email us if you don’t see it anywhere.


1. Auto-email (to confirm what you filled) right after registration

You will receive a confirmation email from the system right after you “Submit” your form (this receipt does not contain the Zoom URL). Make sure to type correct email of yours. If you don’t see it, check your junk folder first, then contact JSS / Momiji.

2. Your Zoom display name should be recognizable to the host

Upon joining, please display your name on Zoom in ways we recognize that you registered. For example, instead of using nicknames or initials, include your first and/or last (e.g. Hanako Y, H. Yamada, Hanako Yamada) . We may not be able to allow you to enter for security purposes if we can’t recognize your name. We’ll show you how to change the display name 5 minutes before the session start.

※Contact JSS/Momiji if you don’t know how to change your Zoom display name.


  • Momiji Health Care Society(Marinel):416-261-6683 x.244 / ciw@momiji.on.ca
  • Japanese Social Services (JSS) (Rumiko):416-385-9200 / programs@jss.ca

Zoom – First Time?

If this is the first time you are trying out Zoom, we are more than happy to help you out with downloading and using Zoom, while connecting with you via phone. Please contact us as soon as possible, to book your practice session. *Availability may be limited depending on the number of requests.

**Please note that we most likely can’t help you connecting Zoom on the day of the seminar due to limited staffing. We encourage you to book us for the separate practice prior to the seminar date.

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