OFCP Funding Programs

The OFCP offers funding assistance grants to Individual Members of the OFCP who have cerebral palsy. Funds can be accessed through our funding assistance program. Please review the guidelines and application forms carefully before applying.

We are thankful to our generous donors for making these funding opportunities possible.

The Life Enriching Activity Fund is a new opportunity for members to access financial assistance to enrich, enhance or augment an activity the member currently participates in or is interested in.

Visit our Assistive Devices Funding Program page to find out more about assistive devices/equipment that are eligible for funding through the OFCP. The OFCP Assistive Devices Funding Program enables Individual Members of the OFCP to access life-changing assistive devices and equipment. 

OFCP Scholarships & Awards

Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy has established several annual awards to acknowledge persons with cerebral palsy, their families, professionals and community members for their significant contributions in improving lives of people with cerebral palsy in Ontario.

Click each award below for more details.

Eric Waldron Scholarship Award 2020

Award Description:

This scholarship is provided to a student with cerebral palsy who is a current Lifetime Member of OFCP and who is enrolled in an Ontario College or University and who has completed his or her first year of instruction at University or College.  Enrolment in programs that will lead to working with individuals with disabilities will be an asset. 

 

The Eric Waldron Scholarship is in the amount of $500.00 paid in one instalment.  The applicant must be a current Lifetime Member of OFCP.

Nomination:

The Awards Committee is interested in the student's volunteer and employment endeavours and/or family involvement with an individual(s) with cerebral palsy. Personality, attitude and leadership attributes of the applicant will also be considered through personal/professional letters of reference.  Academic and community references are acceptable.  The selection will be made by the Awards Committee.

Presentation:

The date of the Award presentation will be determined and announced at a later time.

 

Nomination Deadline:

Applications and supporting reference letters must be received by Friday, August 21, 2020.

Send completed applications and all reference letters together in one email submission to OFCP Awards Committee:

Email: cathy@ofcp.ca

During this time, applications and reference letters cannot be received by postal mail.

 

Please note that this Award is not automatically presented every year. If you have any questions or need additional information please contact Cathy Persons at 416-244-9686 or toll free 1-877-244-9686, Ext 224 or e-mail cathy@ofcp.ca.

Nicholas Milojevic Scholarship Award 2020

Award Description:

This scholarship is provided to a student with cerebral palsy and a current Lifetime Member of OFCP and who is enrolled in an Ontario College or University and has successfully completed their first year and is entering into their second year of studies.

 

The Nicholas Milojevic Scholarship Award is in the amount of $500.00 paid in one instalment.  The applicant must be a current Member of the OFCP.

Nomination:

This Award will be presented to a student with cerebral palsy who has persevered in their studies and has successfully embraced all aspects of the postsecondary school education experience.  This recipient, in keeping with Nicholas’s character, would be an individual who brings joy to others and has a happy and positive disposition.  The successful applicant will reflect all of the positive attributes reflected in Nicholas’s character which include perseverance, positivity and strength.

A Member can self-nominate or be nominated by someone who sees these attributes in a Member.

Presentation:

The date of the Award presentation will be determined and announced at a later time.

 

Nomination Deadline:

Applications and supporting reference letters must be received by Friday, August 21, 2020.

Send completed applications and all reference letters together in one email submission to OFCP Awards Committee:

Email: cathy@ofcp.ca

During this time, applications and reference letters cannot be received by postal mail.

Please note that this Award is not automatically presented every year. If you have any questions or need additional information please contact Cathy Persons at 416-244-9686 or toll free 1-877-244-9686, Ext 224 or e-mail cathy@ofcp.ca.

John Stone Sports Achievement ward 2020

Award Description:  

Each year the Federation would like to recognize an individual with cerebral palsy for his/her outstanding sports achievement in the province of Ontario.   The OFCP John Stone Sports Achievement Award is in the amount of $500.00 and is presented to a person with cerebral palsy who is a current Lifetime Member of OFCP.

 

Nomination:  

It is in recognition of his/her personal sports achievement of such caliber as to be a significant role model to all – sportsmanship, fairness, team spirit, inclusivity of team members.  Nominations must be accompanied by a letter of support.

 

Presentation:

The date of the Award presentation will be determined and announced at a later time.

 

 Nomination Deadline:

Applications and supporting reference letters must be received by Friday, August 21, 2020.

Send completed applications and all reference letters together in one email submission to OFCP Awards Committee:

Email: cathy@ofcp.ca

 

During this time, applications and reference letters cannot be received by postal mail.

Please note that this Award is not automatically presented every year. If you have any questions or need additional information please contact Cathy Persons at 416-244-9696, toll free 1-877-244-9686, ext. 224 or e-mail at cathy@ofcp.ca.

 

Only electronic or digital applications are accepted at this time (no postal mail).

Either download, print, fill, scan, and email them back to us, OR use the online version of the application form, both options found below:

 

OFCP Scholarships & Awards Application Forms:


Download PDF - 2020 Eric Waldron Scholarship Award Application
Online form - 2020 Eric Waldron Scholarship Award Application

Download PDF - 2020 Nicholas Milojevic Scholarship Award
Online form - 2020 Nicholas Milojevic Scholarship Award

Download PDF - 2020 John Stone Sports Achievement Award
Online form - 2020 John Stone Sports Achievement Award

OFCP Grants & Funds


Research Fund


The Research Fund provides financial support to applicants conducting research in areas relevant to the cure, cause, prevention, improved treatment and/or understanding of cerebral palsy.

Who may apply to the fund?
The OFCP accepts applications from the fields of biomedicine, health services and systems research, population studies and clinical research.

Would you like to learn more about the OFCP Research Fund?

Please contact us if you have inquiries or concerns. We will send you Guidelines by mail or they are also available here in printable version.

families@ofcp.ca  |   416-244-9686 ext. 224 or 1-877-244-9686 ext. 224