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Health Care Centres

QEII Health Sciences Centre
http://www.cdha.nshealth.ca/about-us/our-facilities/qeii-health-sciences-centre

Main switchboard: (902) 473-2700

 

IWK Health Centre-Pediatric Neurology Centre
www.iwk.nshealth.ca/ 
5850/5980 University Avenue
PO Box 9700
Halifax, NS
B3K 6R8
Phone: (902) 470-8888

Research Centres

The Brain Repair Centre

The Brain Repair Centre is a research venture whose members share a powerful vision: to discover and develop the means to prevent, repair and even reverse damage to cells and synaptic connections in the brain and spinal cord.

Based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the Brain Repair Centre was founded by scientists and clinicians affiliated with Dalhousie University, Capital Health, and the IWK Health Centre. Together, these researchers are tackling an array of pressing clinical and scientific issues that affect people with disorders involving the brain and nervous system.

http://www.brainrepair.ca/

Funding

RDSP (Registered Disability Savings Plan)
Available from:
Scotiabank
RBC
BMO
CIBC

http://www.rhdcc-hrsdc.gc.ca/eng/disability/savings/grants_bonds.shtml

PLAN – a Canadian, family-run organization dedicated to helping you plan for your disabled child’s future. www.plan.ca

EASTER SEALS

Easter Seals Nova Scotia offers assistance in assistive devices, transportation, and entertainment.

(www.easterseals.ns.ca)

 

 Chronic Pain management

 

Canadian Pain Coalition

www.canadianpaincoalition.ca

Partners Against Pain

www.partnersagainstpain.com

Canadian Pain Society

www.canadianpainsociety.ca

Chronic Pain Association of Canada

www.chronicpaincanada.com

 

PRESIDENT’S CHOICE CHILDREN’S CHARITY

Helping children with a physical or developmental disability by funding mobility equipment, environmental modifications, assist in the funding of wheelchair vans, therapy and more.

(http://www.presidentschoice.ca/en_CA/community/pccc.html)

 

Home Modification and Accessibility Programs

Housing services: Access-a Home Program

http://housing.novascotia.ca/

Disabled Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program for Landlords

http://housing.novascotia.ca/programs/landlord-rent-supplement-program

Housing programs for persons with disabilities

http://housing.novascotia.ca/programs/housing-programs-persons-disabilities

Mobility Equpment

 

EASTER SEALS (Nova Scotia Division)

Easter Seals Nova Scotia offers assistance in refurbished equipment, equipment funding, wheelchair funding and repair funding

(www.easterseals.ns.ca)

 

HARDING MEDICAL

Located in Sydney, NS, providing assisted living products & home medical equipment.

(www.hardingmedical.com)

 

TETRA SOCIETY

A non-profit located in Vancouver, BC with a branch in Antigonish, NS that creates customized assistive devices for people with physical disabilities.

(www.tetrasociety.org)

 

Therapy Services

 

CANADIAN PARAPLEGIC ASSOCIATION

Professional counseling services to assist in coming to terms and adjusting to the challenges of living with a spinal cord injury through a telephone counseling service

(www.thespine.ca)

 

CanTRA (Canadian Therapeutic Riding Assocation)

Canadian Therapeutic Riding Assocation promotes challenge, achievement and empowerment for children and adults with disabilities through the use of a horse. View their member centres to find a location closest to you. Locations in Lawrencetown, Antigonish, Halifax, Annapolis Valley and Truro

(www.cantra.ca)

 

CAPITAL HEALTH REHABILITATION & SUPPORTIVE CARE SERVICES

A team of clinicians who collaborate to provide care and support to maximize quality of life for patients and families who have neurological conditions; occupdational therapy, physiotherapy, recreation therapy, rehabilitation, and vocational counseling

(http://www.cdha.nshealth.ca/rehabilitation-supportive-care-services/neurology-spinal-cord-injury)

 

IWK RECREATION EQUIPMENT LOAN PROGRAM

This program allows youth who have physical disability the opportunity to borrow a variety of resources to help with their recreational therapy, such as adapted bikes, kayaks with pontoons for extra stability, boccia balls, quickie sports chair, sleds for ice hockey, Hippocampe all-terrain wheelchair and more.

(http://www.iwk.nshealth.ca/childrens-health/equipment-loan-program-recreation-therapy)

 

IWK REHABILITATION RECREATION THERAPY

Recreation Therapy promotes quality of life for children and youth with physical disabilities. Offers advocacy, counseling, equipment, programs, research and workshops.

(www.iwk.nshealth.ca)

Travel & Transportation

 

CANADIAN PARAPLEGIC ASSOCIATION (Swap & Shop)

Database of new and used equipment that is for sale

(www.thespine.ca/resources/swap-shop)

 

CALLOW WHEELCHAIR BUS

Callow Wheelchair Bus provides group recreational transportation and tours with persons with disabilities, ranging from small, medium and large buses.

(http://www.waltercallow.ca/)

 

CHAD Transit

Transportation service for those requiring wheelchair accessible travel in and around the community of Pictou and surrounding areas.

(www.chadtransit.ca)

 

CHESTER COMMUNITY WHEELS

Providing accessible transportation in Chester and surrounding area

(http://www.communitytransitns.ca/index.php/chester-transportation-society)

 

COLCHESTER TRANSPORTATION CO-OPERATIVE

CTCL is a community based, non-profit transportation co-operative for persons in Colchester County.

(www.ctcl.ca)

 

CUMBERLAND COUNTY TRANSPORTATION SERVICES SOCIETY

CCTS is a community-run transportation service in Cumberland and surrounding area.

(www.cctscumberland.com)

 

EASTER SEALS (Nova Scotia Division)

Assistance offered through the Disability Travel Card Program, with discounts and in-person support for travel through their participating partners; Via Rail, Greyhound & Coach Canada.

(www.easterseals.ns.ca)

 

HOPE AIR

Hope Air arranges free flights to get financially disadvantaged Canadians to get the healthcare that they need.

(www.hopeair.org)

 

KINGS POINT-TO-POINT TRANSPORTATION

Providing door-to-door accessible transit to residents of Kings County.

(www.kppt.ca)

 

NEED-A-LIFT

Providing accessible transportation to the Halifax metro community on an individual or group basis.

(http://www.needalift.ca/)

 

SOU’WEST NOVA TRANSIT ASSOCIATION

Providing door-to-door accessible transportation to residents of  Shelburne County residents

(http://www.souwestnovatransit.ca/)

 

TRANS COUNTY TRANSPORTATION SOCIETY

Providing door-to-door accessible transportation to residents of Annapolis County and western Kings County

(http://www.tcts.ca/)

 

TRANSPORT DE CLARE

Providing door-to-door accessible transportation to residents of Clare and Weymouth area with weekly trip between Bear River and Digby.

(http://www.communitytransitns.ca/index.php/claredigby)

 

WEST HANTS DIAL-A-RIDE

Providing door-to-door accessible transportation to residents of West Hants and surrounding areas.

(http://www.accesstotravel.gc.ca/19.aspx?CarrierCd=14&CityCd=936&lang=en)

 

Recreation

ABILITIES IN MOTION (A.I.M.)

A partnership fitness program for persons with neurological conditions held 3 days a week at the Nova Scotia Rehabilitation Center in Halifax. Created specifically for persons with mobility disabilities to aid in their health and fitness.

(http://www.halifax.ca/HRMYouth/documents/inclusion2011_online.pdf)

 

ALEXANDER SOCIETY

Based in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, this volunteer based charity offers arts-based educational programs to children and teens with special needs and their peers, including in school and after school programs and Neuro-developmental assessments, program plans and implementations.

(www.alexandersociety.org)

ALPINE SKI

Alpine Ski offers Para-Alpine skiing through the Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing (CADS)

(www.alpineskinovascotia.ca)

 

BRIGADOON CHILDREN’S CAMP SOCIETY

A year-round camping experience for children and youth with a chronic illness or a chronic condition or special need that offers a variety of camps including weekdays, weekends, and holidays camps.

(www.brigadoonvillages.org)

CanTRA (Canadian Therapeutic Riding Assocation)

Canadian Therapeutic Riding Assocation promotes challenge, achievement and empowerment for children and adults with disabilities through the use of a horse. View their member centres to find a location closest to you. Locations in Lawrencetown, Antigonish, Halifax, Annapolis Valley and Truro

(www.cantra.ca)

CAMP TIDNISH (Easter Seals)

Summer camp offered to those over the age of 6 years with a disability. Fully accessible camp where they will learn new skills, develop greater self-confidence, find greater independence and make new friends.

(http://www.easterseals.ns.ca/our-programs-and-services/camp-tidnish/)

 

EASTER SEALS (Nova Scotia Division)

Access to an Entertainment Card, which allows persons with disability the opportunity to receive free admissions and significant discounts for their accompaniment at member movie theatres & attractions.

(www.easterseals.ns.ca)

FLAGHOUSE

Providing resources and supplies for adaptive recreational at home sports, fitness and special needs.

(www.flaghouse.ca)

HALIFAX ROWING CLUB – Adaptive Rowing

Offers rowing to Persons with Disabilities by making equipment and program modifications to allow full participation.

(http://www.halifaxrowing.ca/live/programs/pararowing/)

KINGS SPECIAL OLYMPICS

Offered through the Special Olympics, and a first in the area, currently offering two distinct programs: Athletics/ Gym and Aquatics. Targeting a diverse group, with ages from 5 to 20 years.

(http://www.sons.ca/spolns_12260.html)

MASKWA AQUATIC CLUB

Tucked away on beautiful Kearney Lake, this facility along with the Canadian Paraplegic Association of Nova Scotia to accommodate persons with mobility disabilities with their family and caregivers who want to just relax and partake in a variety of recreational activities such as; PaddleAll in the sport of Canoe Kayak, Dragonboats and Paracanoe to individuals with disabilities.

(http://www.maskwa.ca/)

MERSEY RIVER CHALET RESORT & RECREATION

Mersey River Chalets near Kejimikujik National Park boasts it has a site that is completely wheelchair accessible. Includes ramps and roll-in shower units, accessible boardwalk, common building, restaurant and more. Outdoor activities such as kayak, canoeing and trails for both able bodies and disabled travelers in the province.

(www.merseyriverchalets.com)

 

SAIL ABLE

Promote the integration of persons with disabilities into the recreation of sailing in Halifax, Nova Scotia for pleasure and/or competitive sailing.

(www.sailable.ca)

WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL

Nova Scotia Wheelchair Basketball Association offers programs to any person interested in playing the game of wheelchair basketball as players, coaches, officials or volunteers.  Nova Scotia has more than one location in Nova Scotia, visit their website to find the closest location to you.

(www.wheelchairbasketball.ca)

WHEELCHAIR CURLING

Located at the Lakeshore Curling Club located in Lower Sackville. Age is no barrier and anyone with access to a wheelchair can play.

(http://www.lakeshorecurlingclub.com/)

IWK RECREATION EQUIPMENT LOAN PROGRAM

This program allows youth who have physical disability the opportunity to borrow a variety of resources to help with their recreational therapy, such as adapted bikes, kayaks with pontoons for extra stability, boccia balls, quickie sports chair, sleds for ice hockey, Hippocampe all-terrain wheelchair and more.

(http://www.iwk.nshealth.ca/childrens-health/equipment-loan-program-recreation-therapy)

THE PLAYBOOK

The Playbook is the result of community engagement with parents with disabilities, a guide that has been created for sport & recreation opportunities for those with disabilities

http://www.halifax.ca/rec/inclusion.html)

 

Employment/School

 

COLLABORATIVE PARTNERSHIP NETWORK

Non-profit community based, non-government organization, developed in partnership with Service Canada, acting as an advisory body for ‘best-practice’ employment programs and services for Persons with Disabilities. Offering assessment, case management, interventions: Assistive Devices, Accommodations, Resume preparation, Employability Workshops

(www.cpnnovascotia.ca)

EAST NOVABILITY

Specialized career resource center for adult persons with disabilities, serving the counties of Iverness, Richmond County, Antigonish and Guysborough committed to working partnerships with all levels of government and service providers to ensure persons with disabilities achieve their goals.

(www.eastnovability.ca)

ATLANTIC CENTRE OF RESEARCH

An integral part of the Saint Mary’s University of furthering the vision of an inclusive society which supports the attainment of academic, career and personal goals for persons of all abilities. The Atlantic Centre assists students in developing a specialized and individualized plan for their academic success and assistance with funding.

(http://www.smu.ca/campus-life/services-for-students-with-disabilities.html)

 

Misc Support

Service dogs

http://www.servicedog.ca/programs/service-dogs

SUPPORT GROUPS

Alva
Alva Bent
Support Group Leader
Maritime

alvacheryl “at” hotmail.com

If you would like to volunteer for the rewarding experience of becoming a Regional Support Group Member, please contact us at info@mytm.ca

 

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