This scholarship is offered in the memory
of Graeme McDonald who passed in March 2020 . Graeme leaves behind a legacy of
generosity in helping The Canadian Transverse Myelitis Association as he was
the designer of our logo, pamphlets and many of our virtual run medals. The
Canadian Transverse Myelitis Association and its Board of Directors want to
recognize that Graeme used his incredible talents to help others and this will
be memorialized through the recipients of this scholarship.
A diagnosis of Transverse Myelitis or another Neuroimmunological diagnosis (NMO,ADEM, ON)
Applicants must be in good academic standing (Minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA/B average/75%)
Applicants must be registered in a minimum 2 year post-secondary education program
Scholarship recipients are expected to remain in good standing during their program and provide proof of such upon request
The Canadian Transverse Myelitis Association (CTMA) is spearheading this program to deliver wheelchairs, braces and other mobility equipment to First Nations and Indigenous people.
The CTMA will buy new, restore gently used and deliver mobility equipment for those in need.
The CTMA has established the CTMA Trust for TM Tots, a trust whose
creation was inspired by child who lost her life due to complications
from transverse myelitis. The goal of this trust is to help families who
cannot afford the necessities that their child may need as a result of a
transverse myelitis diagnosis.
Click here to make an online donation.
The Canadian Transverse Myelitis Association believes in investing toward helping those who have been diagnosed with rare neuroimmunological disease become more active. We believe that helping those with TM become more active helps improve overall independence and reduce barriers, so that everyone has the chance to fully participate in all aspects of their community.
Through our Soaring Beyond Grant, we will provide individuals with funds to help them increase their accessibility at home and in the community, and to support them becoming more active and mobile. These monies may be used for orthopedic equipment, or therapies that will help the applicant become more active.Please note that funding for home renovations will not be covered by this grant.
How grants are allocated
Applications are reviewed weekly by an appointed member of the Canadian Transverse Myelitis Association. Grants will be allocated according to our guidelines and available funding at the time of the request.
How to apply
Complete the relevant application form and submit it to:
or by mail to:
Canadian Transverse Myelitis Association
263 Malcolm Circle
Dorval, QC H9S 1T6
Note: please send copies as any and all documents that are submitted will not be returned.