Funding

For further funding resources please refer to other appropriate Associations depending on your child’s diagnosis.

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:

Scholarships Available to Students with Learning Disabilities

(If you are aware of other similar scholarships, please Contact Us with the details.)

Association of Universities and Colleges Awards Program
T: (613) 563-1236 F: (613) 563-9745
www.AUCC.ca

  • Mattinson Endowment Fund Scholarship for Disabled Students: For undergraduate studies in a degree granting program; $2,500 one year; application deadline June 1st.
  • Imperial Tobacco Canada Limited Scholarship Fund for Disabled Students: For university or college studies by students with disabilities; $5,000 annually; application deadline is June 1st.
The Justin Eves Foundation
T: (416) 586-0085 F: (416) 586-1480
www.justinevesfoundation.com
  • Justin Eves Foundation Scholarship: For students with learning disabilities attending college or university
LDA of Canada
T: (613) 238-5721 F: (613) 235-5391
www.ldac-taac.ca
  • Carol Thompson Memorial Fund Scholarship: For students with learning disabilities attending college or university; $700; application deadline May 15.
  • Doreen Kronick Scholarship: For graduate studies in a program which will train students to work with persons with learning disabilities; $700; application deadline is May 15.

LDA of Ontario
Tel: (416) 929-4311 Fax: (416) 929-3905
www.ldao.on.ca

  • Gloria Landis Memorial Bursary: For an adult with learning disabilities attending a postsecondary program, after an absence from full time education of 3 years; $1,000; application deadline June 15.
  • Roy Cooper Scholarship: For a HS student with a documented LD entering university or college in an engineering or physical sciences program; $1000; apply to local chapter/satellite by May 30.

Online Scholarship Resources:

Equipment 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.

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.

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

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

Resource Department of Special Needs in post educational settings.

Income Benefits / Funding

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

Human Resources and Social Development Canada
1-800-622-6232
Timmins Service Canada Centre 267-6271
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/cgi-bin/imdb/p2SV.pl?Function=getSurvey&SDDS=7504&lang=en&db=imdb&adm=8&dis=2

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

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

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

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