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Funding & Financial Assistance

We have provided you with the following categories to help you search for funding resources across the province. We have assembled what we believe is a good place to start in your search. We have tried to include the basics, who the program is for, and how you might qualify and apply.

If you are unable to find the information you are looking for, please call our office 416 244 9686 or toll free 1 877 244 9686.

Children and Families Extension 224
Adults Extension 236

 

Assistive Devices

Camps & Activities

Vehicle Modifications

Respite

Home Modifications

Therapy

 

funding iconAssistive Devices

 

Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care – Assistive Devices Program (ADP)

http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/programs/adp/

Devices covered by the program are intended to enable people with physical disabilities to increase their independence through access to assistive devices responsive to their individual needs.

ADP covers over 8,000 separate pieces of equipment or supplies in the following categories : prostheses; wheelchairs/mobility aids and specialized seating systems; enteral feeding supplies; monitors and test strips for insulin-dependent diabetics (through an agreement with the Canadian Diabetes Association); hearing aids; insulin pumps and supplies for children; respiratory equipment; orthoses (braces, garments and pumps); visual and communication aids; oxygen and oxygen delivery equipment, such as concentrators, cylinders, liquid systems and related supplies, such as masks and tubing.

Grants are provided for ostomy supplies, breast prostheses and for needles and syringes for insulin-dependent seniors.

 

March of Dimes (MOD) – Assistive Devices Program

https://www.marchofdimes.ca/EN/programs/adp/Pages/Adp.aspx

 March of Dimes Canada Assistive Devices Program assists adults with physical disabilities who are in financial need to purchase assistive devices that increase their mobility and functional independence.  The Program can help to buy, repair and maintain a wide variety of mobility or assistive equipment.

 

Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy (OFCP) - Assistive Devices Funding Program (ADFP)

http://ofcp.ca/programs/funding/assisted-devices/

 The OFCP offers funding assistance grants to children and adults who are Individual Lifetime Members of the OFCP and who have cerebral palsy.   The Program enables Lifetime Members of the OFCP to access life-changing assistive devices and equipment such as mobility aids, communication aids and home accessibility aids.

 

 

Easter Seals Ontario - Assistive Device Equipment

http://www.easterseals.org/services/direct-financial-assistance/

 Easter Seals provides financial assistance for items such as accessibility aids, mobility aids, orthotics and communication and writing aids, etc.  The applicant must be a registered client of Easter Seals Ontario, under the age of 19 years and have a valid Ontario Health Card.

 

Ceridian Cares

http://www.ceridiancares.ca/
Provide grants for the following types of needs:

  • Clothing & Footwear: Winter clothing, boots, children's clothing, work clothing;
  • Food & Basic Household Needs: Food, blankets, mattresses, cookware/dishes, small appliances, towels, diapers, cribs, personal hygiene;
  • Medical Devices & Therapies: Prosthetics, eyewear, medical equipment, special therapies, home adjustments for barrier free living, respite services, braille books, counseling services, physiotherapy;
  • Personal Development & Recreation: Children's programs, camp, art supplies, books, athletic programs

               

funding iconCamps & Activities

 

Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy - Life Enriching Activity Fund (LEAF)

http://ofcp.ca/programs/funding/leaf/

 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.

 

Easter Seals Ontario – Camps

http://www.easterseals.org/services/direct-financial-assistance/

 The applicant must be a registered client of Easter Seals Ontario, under the age of 19 years and have a valid Ontario Health Card.

Camps - Family or Residential or Recreational Choices Funding Program

 

Ceridian Cares

http://www.ceridiancares.ca/
Personal Development & Recreation: Children's programs, camp, art supplies, books, athletic programs

 

Special Needs Roadmap – Summer Camp Listing

http://www.specialneedsroadmaps.ca/special-needs-summer-camp-listing/

The creators of the roadmap for the Ontario Special Needs Roadmap for school are two special needs parents from Ottawa with young children attending local elementary schools.

 

funding iconVehicle Modifications

 

March of Dimes (MOD) – Home and Vehicle Modification Program

https://www.marchofdimes.ca/EN/programs/hvmp/Pages/HomeandVehicle.aspx

Established by the Government of Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services in 1999 and is administered by March of Dimes Canada.

Up to $15,000 every ten years for vehicle modifications

The Home and Vehicle Modifications Program provides home or vehicle modifications to eligible individuals and families to enable children and adults with disabilities that restrict mobility to continue living safely in their homes, avoid job loss and participate in their communities.

 

Easter Seals Ontario

http://www.easterseals.org/services/direct-financial-assistance/

Van lift funding: Easter Seals Ontario will not consider funding for a lift if the vehicle is over 5 years old.

If you are accessing additional funding from March of Dimes Home and Vehicle Modification Program at 1.877.369.4867, the process is: Apply to the Home and Vehicle Program first. The Home and Vehicle Program will contact you to confirm you are eligible to proceed to the second stage. Once you are proceeding to the second stage, apply for Easter Seals funding. Easter Seals Financial Assistance Coordinator will contact you to discuss the funding process, as the van lift applications will not be reviewed until the confirmation of other funding has been received.

 

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Ministry of Children and Youth Services - Special Services at Home (SSAH)

http://www.children.gov.on.ca/htdocs/English/topics/specialneeds/specialservices/index.aspx

 Children with a developmental or physical disability (or their families) can apply for this money if they:

  • live in Ontario
  • need more support than most families can provide
  • are living at home with their family, or
  • if they are not living at home with their family and are not being helped by other residential services

 

Ministry of Children and Youth Services - Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities

http://www.children.gov.on.ca/htdocs/English/topics/specialneeds/disabilities/index.aspx

 The Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities Program helps parents with some of the extra costs of caring for a child who has a severe disability.  Some of the items considered for funding are travel to doctors and hospitals, special shoes and clothes, parental relief, dental care, prescription drugs and eyeglasses.

Jennifer Ashleigh Children’s Charity

http://jenash.org/get-help-now/

 JACC helps seriously ill children, 18 years or younger, and their families with funding for hospital and household costs, specialized care, medical treatments and therapies, respite care, doctor recommended special formula, prescription medication, etc.

 

Ceridian Cares

http://www.ceridiancares.ca/
Provides grants for the following types of needs:

  • Clothing & Footwear: Winter clothing, boots, children's clothing, work clothing;
  • Food & Basic Household Needs: Food, blankets, mattresses, cookware/dishes, small appliances, towels, diapers, cribs, personal hygiene;
  • Medical Devices & Therapies: Prosthetics, eyewear, medical equipment, special therapies, home adjustments for barrier free living, respite services, braille books, counseling services, physiotherapy;
  • Personal Development & Recreation: Children's programs, camp, art supplies, books, athletic programs

 

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care – Respite Care program

https://www.ontario.ca/page/respite-care

If you are a caregiver for someone with a health condition, disability or care needs associated with aging, you can take a break, with the help of Respite Care coordinated through a local LHIN office.   As a caregiver, you need a break from time to time. We can help you by providing relief caregiving while you’re away. This is called respite care.  The person you care for can receive care: at home, during a short stay at a long-term care home, or at an adult day program.

 

Respite Services.com

www.respiteservices.com

respiteservices.com connects agencies funded by the Ministry of Community and Social Services and the Ministry of Children and Youth Services. Their aim is to We are collaborating to collaborate and develop a more dynamic respite network for both children and adults in Toronto.   Respite care provides a short planned break from the physical and emotional demands involved in caring for a family member who has a disability. Respite creates greater opportunities for all family members to live actively and participate in community activities and allows parents/guardians time for themselves.

 

Ministry of Community and Social Services – Developmental Services Ontario: Passport Program

https://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/programs/developmental/servicesupport/passport.aspx

Passport is a program that helps adults 18 years or older with a developmental disability to participate in their communities. It also helps caregivers of an adult with a developmental disability take a break from their caregiving responsibilities.  Passport provides funding for services and supports so adults with a developmental disability can:

  • take part in community classes or recreational programs
  • develop work, volunteer, and daily life skills
  • hire a support worker
  • create their own life plans (this is called person-directed planning) to reach their goals
  • get temporary respite for their  caregivers

 

 

funding iconHome Modifications

 

March of Dimes – Home and Vehicle Modification Program

www.marchofdimes.ca/EN/programs/hvmp/Pages/HomeandVehicle.aspx

 Up to $15,000 every ten years for vehicle modifications.  The Home and Vehicle Modifications Program provides home or vehicle modifications to eligible individuals and families to enable children and adults with disabilities that restrict mobility to continue living safely in their homes, avoid job loss and participate in their communities.

 

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) – Ontario Renovates Program

http://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/inpr/afhoce/fuafho/iah/afhopracca/afhopracca_009.cfm

 Forgivable loans to homeowners and landlords for major repairs, to add habitable living space to remediate overcrowding, for accessibility modifications, to create secondary/garden suites or repair and rehabilitate shelter units that assist victims of family violence. This program serves: Homeowners; Renters; Seniors; Persons with disabilities; Victims of family violence

Modifications to increase accessibility related to housing including ramps - handrails - chair and bath lifts - height adjustments to countertops - cues for doorbells/fire alarms, creation of self-contained secondary suites for seniors and/or persons with disabilities.

 

Ceridian Cares

http://www.ceridiancares.ca/
Provides grants for the following types of needs:

  • Clothing & Footwear: Winter clothing, boots, children's clothing, work clothing;
  • Food & Basic Household Needs: Food, blankets, mattresses, cookware/dishes, small appliances, towels, diapers, cribs, personal hygiene;
  • Medical Devices & Therapies: Prosthetics, eyewear, medical equipment, special therapies, home adjustments for barrier free living, respite services, braille books, counseling services, physiotherapy;
  • Personal Development & Recreation: Children's programs, camp, art supplies, books, athletic programs

 

 

Healthy Homes Renovation Tax Credit

https://www.ontario.ca/page/healthy-homes-renovation-tax-credit

 The Healthy Homes Renovation Tax Credit is a permanent, refundable personal income tax credit for seniors and family members who live with them. If you qualify, you can claim up to $10,000 worth of eligible home improvements on your tax return.

 

 

funding iconTherapy

 

Jennifer Ashleigh Children’s Charity

http://jenash.org/get-help-now/

 JACC helps seriously ill children, 18 years or younger, and their families with funding for hospital and household costs, specialized care, medical treatments and therapies, respite care, doctor recommended special formula, prescription medication, etc.

 

Ceridian Cares

http://www.ceridiancares.ca/
Provides grants for the following types of needs:

  • Clothing & Footwear: Winter clothing, boots, children's clothing, work clothing;
  • Food & Basic Household Needs: Food, blankets, mattresses, cookware/dishes, small appliances, towels, diapers, cribs, personal hygiene;
  • Medical Devices & Therapies: Prosthetics, eyewear, medical equipment, special therapies, home adjustments for barrier free living, respite services, braille books, counseling services, physiotherapy;
  • Personal Development & Recreation: Children's programs, camp, art supplies, books, athletic programs

 

Ministry of Health – Physiotherapy Clinics

https://www.ontario.ca/page/physiotherapy-clinics-ohip-funded

OHIP-funded physiotherapy clinics provide assessment and treatment services, including rehabilitation following an injury or hospital stay.  If you are eligible, a registered physiotherapist will meet with you one-on-one to determine the best treatment plan for you and supervise the physiotherapy process.

Who is Eligible:

  • seniors 65 years and older
  • 19 years and under
  • any age after an overnight hospital stay for a condition requiring physiotherapy
  • a recipient of the Ontario Works or the Ontario Disability Support Program