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Children well-being and tax credits

Are tax credits the best means to promote physical activity among children? The federal government recently announced its intention to double the Children’s Fitness Tax Credit and make it refundable. Co-author of a CRDCN synthesis examining the relationship between income and children’s outcomes, Annie McEwen questions this decision in a recent oped published in the Ottawa Citizen: “Even if costs were the key barrier, a tax credit is ill-designed to improve access.” Read why here.