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Hospital Centres:

University Hospital – London, Ontario

St Joseph’s Health care-London,Ontario

Kingston General Hospital

St Michael’s Hospital

Krembil Neuroscience Centre

Sunnybrooke Health Sciences Centre

The Ottawa Hospital-MS Clinic

Trillium Brain and Spine Institute-Mississauga,Ontario


Rehabilitation Centres

Bayshore Neuro-Rehab Centre-Windsor,Ontario

Lakeridge Health-Whitby,Ontario

Neurological Rehab Institute of Ontario


Financial/Funding/Planning for the Future

RDSP (Registered Disability Savings Plan)

Available from:

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

Ontario March of Dimes – Assistive Devices Program provides funding for various assistive devices. Eligible to those 19 years of age or older.
PC Children’s Charity – helping children with a physical or developmental disability with funding mobility equipment, environmental modifications, therapy, etc. Will also help fund the purchase of wheelchair vans.

Easter Seals – provide financial assistance and recycle rehabilitation equipment to those with physical disabilities.
Ronald McDonald Children’s Charities -RMHC Canada provides the “Helping Hand grant”. Available to registered charities that supports children with serious illnesses or disabilities & helps their families lead healthier lives.

Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities – funding paid to (eligible) families with a child with a disability (to cover costs such as respite, special foods, medical expenses). Call 1-800-646-3209
Tax Credit and Benefits

Child Disability Benefit (CDB)

The Child Disability Benefit (CDB) is a tax-free benefit for families who care for a child under age 18 who is eligible for the disability amount. A child is eligible for the disability amount when a qualified practitioner certifies that the child has a severe and prolonged impairment in physical or mental functions, and the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) approves the form


Education and Upgrading Assistance:

 Grant for Services and Equipment for Students with Permanent Disabilities

This grant provides up to $8,000 in non-repayable assistance per academic year for students with permanent disabilities who need exceptional education-related services or equipment, such as tutors, note-takers, interpreters, braillers or technical aids. The grant is intended to cover exceptional education-related services or equipment not accounted for in the needs assessment.

 Government of Canada-grants for students with permanent disabilities

Ontario’s Bursary for Students with Disabilities (BSWD) and the Canada Student Grant for Services and Equipment for Persons with Permanent Disabilities provide non-repayable financial assistance to full- and part-time students for disability-related services and equipment that they need to participate in postsecondary education.


Miscellaneous Support

Assisted Devices program

The objective of the Assistive Devices Program (ADP) is to provide consumer centered support and funding to Ontario residents who have long-term physical disabilities and to provide access to personalized assistive devices appropriate for the individual’s basic needs.

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.

Trillium Drug Program

The Trillium Drug Program (TDP) is intended for Ontario residents who have a valid Ontario Health Card and who have high prescription drug costs in relation to their net household income. The TDP provides benefits for certain prescription drugs.


Home and Vehicle Modification Program

The Home & Vehicle Modification® Program was established by the Government of Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services in 1999.  It is administered by March of Dimes Canada.

Please note: The Home & Vehicle Modification® Program is available only in Ontario


Community Services

Community services and supports help people recover from hardship and regain control of their lives


Employment Support

Helps people with disabilities find and retain competitive employment. Employment goals are reached with the help from community service providers. Even if you do not qualify for ODSP Income Supports, you may qualify for ODSP Employment Supports.


Northern Lights Canada offers services for people with disabilities who need help determining their functional capacities for work and will help secure a suitable job.


Career Edge – A national internship program for graduates with self-declared disabilities to assist them in gaining career-building work experience. Ability Edge internships are paid positions that last for 6, 9 or 12 months and are used by employers seeking more diversity in their workforce.

Spinal Cord Injury Canada


Service animals:

Canadian Service Dog Foundation

C.O.P.E. (Canine Opportunity, People Empowerment) – raise & train dogs to become partners for people with disabilities. 


Leisure Activities

Ontario Wheelchair Sports Association

ParaSport Ontario

Adaptive water Sports

Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing

Wheelchair Basketball Canada – click on your province for listings in your area.


Counseling Support

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

Support Group Leaders

Kimberley Kotar, Chairperson
Janet Krowchuk
Support Group Leader

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