Funding

Obtaining funding for equipment needs can be a challenge. It is important to explore all avenues before you commit to a purchase. Many funding sources require approval prior to purchase as well as confirmation of need by a professional. Funding sources will require that all insurance/benefit plans have been utilized. Some funding sources are geared to income. It is very important to talk with your child’s professional team about equipment funds that are available and request assistance as needed. Be aware that timelines exist for submission of funding requests. Each funding agency works differently.

Funding Services

The following is a list of possible funding sources and their contact information. By clicking on the link, it will take you directly to their website for further information.

Assistive Device Program (ADP)
1-800-268-6021
www.health.gov.on.ca/english/public/program/adp/adp_mn.html

A Child’s Voice Foundation
(905) 275-3434 or 1-888-837-3354
www.achildsvoicefoundation.com

Canadian Hearing Society (CHS)
http://www.chs.ca/

Candadian Hard of Hearing Society
http://chha.ca/chha/

Easter Seals Society
1-866-630-3336
www.easterseals.org

Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy
(416) 244-9686 or 1-877-244-9686
www.ofcp.on.ca

Ontario March of Dimes (OMOD)
1-705-267-2183 or 1-877-369-4867
www.marchofdimes.ca/dimes/

President’s Choice Children’s Charity
1-866-996-9918
www.presidentschoice.ca/LCLOnline/aboutUsCharity.jsp

Jennifer Ashleigh Foundation
(905) 852-1799
www.JenniferAshleigh.org

Dreamcatchers
www.dcfund.ca/

Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) for recipients
www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fniah-spnia/nihb-ssna/benefit-prestation/index-eng.php

Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) for health providers
www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fniah-spnia/nihb-ssna/provide-fournir/index-eng.php

Cochrane District Social Services Administration Board (DSSAB)
www.cdssab.on.ca/

Ontario Works
www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/programs/social/ow/

Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities (ACSD)
www.respiteservices.com/Waterloo/index.aspx?ArticleID=340&lang=en-CA

Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)
www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/programs/social/odsp/

Assistive Device Program (ADP)
1-800-268-6021
www.health.gov.on.ca/english/public/program/adp/adp_mn.html

A Child’s Voice Foundation
(905) 275-3434 or 1-888-837-3354
www.achildsvoicefoundation.com

Easter Seals Society
1-866-630-3336
www.easterseals.org

Bursaries and Scholarships

Assistance for Students with Disabilities through the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)
1-877-672-7411

OSAP General website:
https://osap.gov.on.ca/OSAPPortal/en/OSAPStarttoFinish/StudentinSpecialCircumstances/index.htm

List of Grants and Scholarships OSAP provides:

BELL Canada Peer Scholarship Fund
(613) 723-1033 or 1-800-720-4933
www.cpaont.org

Employees of Canadian Airlines International Education Bursary
www.stclaircollege.ca/registrar/finanaid/external.html

Global Television Network Broadcasters of the Future Awards: Internship Award for a Canadian with a Physical Disability
www2.canada.com/aboutus/scholarships.html

John H. McGivney Bursary
www.gecdsb.on.ca/d&g/financial/McGivney.pdf

Keith Gilmore Foundation
www.keithgilmorefoundation.com

Terry Fox Humanitarian Award
www.terryfox.org

Toronto Rehab Scholarship in Rehabilitation-related Research for Students with Disabilities
1-416-597-3422
www.torontorehab.com/research/disabilityscholarship.htm

Granting Wishes

Make-A-Wish Foundation
(416) 224-9474 Toronto or 1-888-822-9474
www.makeawish.ca

Sunshine Dreams for Kids
(519) 642-0990 or 1-800-461-7935
www.sunshine.ca

Starlight Foundation
(514) 288-WISH
www.starlightcanada.ca/page.asp?intNodeID=41444

The Children’s Wish Foundation
1-800-267-9474
www.childrenswish.ca/index_2007.php/en/welcome

Home Funding

Ontario March of Dimes
705-267-2183
www.marchofdimes.ca

President’s Choice Children’s Charity
1-866-996-9918
www.presidentschoice.ca/LCLOnline/aboutUsCharity.jsp

Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program (RRAP) through the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)
1-800-704-6488
www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca

Income Benefits / Funding

Assistance for Children with Severe Disability (ACSD)
705-235-1700 or 1-800-461-9843
www.children.gov.on.ca/CS/en/programs/SpecialNeeds/assistance for ChildrenwithSevereDisabilities.htm

Disability Tax Credit
www.cra-arc.gc.ca/disability/

Human Resources and Social Development Canada
1-800-622-6232
Timmins Service Canada Centre 705-267-6271

The federal government offers an assortment of programs that provide Grants for Students with Disabilities: if you have a permanent disability, you may qualify for the following grants> Canada Study Grant for the Accommodation of Students with Permanent Disabilities and the Canada Access Grant for Students with Permanent Disabilities.

Kare For Kids
1-888-635-0352 North Bay office
www.cra-arc.gc.ca/charities/

Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)
705-235-1700/1-800-461-9843
www.cfcs.gov.on.ca/CFS/en/programs/IES/OntarioDisability/SupportProgram/default.htm

Medical Transportation Funding

A Child’s Voice Foundation
(905) 275-3434 or 1-888-837-3354
www.achildsvoicefoundation.com

Assistance for Children with Severe Disability (ACSD)
705-235-1700 or 1-800-461-9843
www.children.gov.on.ca/CS/en/programs/SpecialNeeds/assistance for ChildrenwithSevereDisabilities.htm

Easter Seals Society – Direct Financial Assistance
Toll Free:1‑800‑316‑5730 or local 705‑566‑8858 (Sudbury)
www.easterseals.org/services/financial/?load=main

HOPE AIR
(416) 222-6335 or 1-877-346-4673 (HOPE)
www.hopeair.org

Kare For Kids
1-888-635-0352 North Bay office
www.cra-arc.gc.ca/charities/

Northern Health Travel Grant
(705) 675-4010 or 1-800-461-4006
www.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/publications/ohip/northern.aspx

Ontario Works
www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/programs/social/directives/directives/OWDirectives/7_2_OW_Directives.aspx

Joseph Fortin Foundation
1-705-264-7172

Ontario Disability Employment Support Program (ODSP)
705-235-1700 or 1-800-513-3842
www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/programs/social/odsp/

Jennifer Ashleigh Foundation
(905) 852-1799
www.JenniferAshleigh.org

Recreational Funding

CDBA Ontario Chapter (Summer camp)
http://www.cdbaontario.com

Easter Seals Society
(416) 421-8377 x325 or 1-800-668-6252 x325
www.easterseals.org

KIDSPORT
705-268-1112
www.kidsport.on

Jennifer Ashleigh Foundation
(905) 852-1799
www.JenniferAshleigh.org

Canadian Tire – Jumpstart
http://cantire.ca/jumpstart/index.html

Ontario Parks
Reduced fare for individuals with an Accessible parking permit
www.parkreports.com/fees/campinggst/2010