If you have a child with Down syndrome, or other developmental disabilities, the federal government is giving you a lot of advice on how to handle the moment you find yourself being sent to the home of your choice.
If you’re worried you might get a rude awakening or two, you might want to read on.
In the past, you have the option of using the Canadian Home Visitor Program (CHVP), which provides people with Down Syndrome the opportunity to stay in their own home, and then move to another location with them.
The CHVP offers people who are eligible for the CHVPS with their child an option to transfer to another participating community for a month or two.
If they want to stay there, they need to do a “detention inspection” of their new home.
But if they want their CHVPs rights back, they have to take a “voluntary leave.”
This is where the federal immigration officer or CBSA officer can decide whether or not you’re “a reasonable candidate for temporary protection” (TPP).
If you are a reasonable candidate, you can request to be transferred to another community and receive a refund for your stay.
If not, you will be sent home.
The CBSA also says that if your child does not qualify for the TPP, they can request that the government allow them to remain at their own place, and receive TPP benefits until their TTP is up.
The decision of whether to take that step is based on several factors, including whether you live with your child and if you are receiving a payment from the government.
If the child does qualify for TPP as an eligible person, then the federal agency can give you the opportunity for temporary housing.
If your child is not eligible, however, they will be transferred away from you.
The agency will also determine whether you are in the “need for care” of the CHP, and whether or of your family needs to move to a new community.
If a child who is eligible for TPPS does not meet that criteria, they could also be removed from your child, and you could be asked to pay the costs of that removal, and if they do qualify for TTP, they would be allowed to stay at your child’s new home for up to a year.
The government says that the CHPs is the best option if your family has been living at home for more than six months, and your family members are still at home.
However, there are also some serious caveats for those who are not eligible for CHP.
CHP applicants should keep in mind that the federal CBSA does not always have the ability to revoke the TTP for someone who is not a reasonable candidates for TPPs.
The reason for this is that CHP applications are processed under a “reasonable” category, meaning they are not “voluntarily.”
In other words, if a child is living with you and you request that they be transferred from you to a different community, they must comply with all of your requirements and be given the chance to have a “discharge inspection.”
But if you have children with Down, or similar disabilities, you may be asked not to comply with the requirements of the TPO, and instead, to wait for the removal of the child.
In the meantime, you are still subject to the CHPS rules, which are pretty clear about how to behave.
If any of your childs who are living with or in the care of you get out of control, contact your local immigration officer to ask for the CBSA to take action.
If there are concerns about how your child behaves in the new community, contact the CBP.
The federal government says there are many other options available to people who do not qualify.
For instance, if you don’t live in your child(ren)’s community and have been living in your own home for six months or more, you could move back into the community and apply for temporary TPP.
In this case, you should also make sure that you and your child are in a relationship, and that the child is doing well.
If that isn’t the case, and the child ends up living at the other side of the country, the child’s family can request a transfer to a place where the child has a “real chance of being reunited with their family” (RSF).
This would mean they will move into your child`s home temporarily.
If, on the other hand, you live in another part of the United States and are not receiving any government services, you do not have the chance of having a chance to reunite with your children.
In addition, the Canadian government says it does not recommend that you move back to your child at this point, as this would put your child in a different country from where they are living.
You can find out more about what happens to people with disabilities in Canada here.
This story was produced by The Conversation’s Indigenous Voices project.