Funding

The following is a list of potential alternative funding sources who may help with purchasing assistive devices, mobility devices or home modifications. Please contact a representative from the individual agency or your Shoppers Home Health Care representative to help determine if you or your family member are eligible for funding.


National

Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA)

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1-800-BANTING

Overview
CDA’s mission is “to lead the fight against diabetes by helping people with diabetes live healthy lives while working to find a cure” Provides assistance to arrange funding for diabetic supplies (i.e. Blood testing devices).

Basic Eligibility
CDA provides assistance to arrange funding and therefore each funding organization has different eligibility criteria.


Canadian Hearing Society

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1-877-347-3427

Overview
A charitable agency and the leading provider of services, products, and information that remove barriers to communication, advance hearing health, and promote equity for people who are culturally Deaf, oral deaf, deafened and hard of hearing.

  • Assistive devices
  • Mobility devices

Central Association of Kinsmen Clubs/Kin Canada/Association of Kinsmen, Kinette and Kin Clubs

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1-800-742-5546

Overview
Service club organizations that work to better their communities, enhance the well-being of Canadians and improve the environment.

  • Home modifications
  • Assistive Devices
  • Mobility Devices

Basic Eligibility
Some assistance may be available to club members.

Next Steps
If you are a member of a Kinsmen Club, contact your club for more information.


Home Adaptations for Seniors’ Independence (HASI) (Canadian Mortgage & Housing Corporation – CMHC)

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1-800-704-6488

Overview
This program helps First Nations and First Nation members pay for minor home adaptations to on- reserve properties to extend the time low- income seniors can live in their own homes independently

  • Home modifications (bathroom modifications including installing a main floor washroom.)

Basic Eligibility
First Nations and First Nation members living on-reserve may qualify for assistance as long as the occupant of the dwelling where the adaptations will be made meets the following eligibility criteria:

  • 65 and over
  • Has difficulty with daily living activities brought on by ageing
  • Total household income is at or below a specified limit for your area
  • Dwelling unit is a permanent residence.
Next Steps 
Client or family must complete a telephone screen interview to assess funding assistance.

International Association of Lions Clubs

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Overview
Service club organization that may provide financial assistance for home modifications or assistive devices.

  • Home modifications
  • Assistive Devices
  • Mobility Devices
Basic Eligibility
Some assistance may be available to club members.

Next Steps
If you are a member of a Lions Club, contact your club for more information.


Kiwanis Club

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Overview
Global organization of clubs dedicated to helping children and communities based on the community’s needs.

Basic Eligibility
Some assistance may be available to club members.

Next Steps
If you are a member of a Kiwanis Club, contact your club for more information.


Knights of Columbus

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Overview
Club formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families.

Basic Eligibility
Some assistance may be available to club members.

Next Steps
If you are a member of the Knights of Columbus, contact your club for more information.


Muscular Dystrophy Canada

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1-866-MUS-CLE8

Overview
Organization dedicated to raising awareness and educating people about neuromuscular disease. Loan pool and may provide assistance with funding for equipment for those with MD.

  • Assistive devices
  • Mobility devices
  • Home modifications

Basic Eligibility

  • Maximum contribution per item: $2,640
  • Client minimum contribution: $200.00 - Equipment costing less than $200 is not eligible - You must be a registered client of Muscular Dystrophy Canada.
  • Muscular Dystrophy Canada will not issue reimbursements. Be sure to complete the application process and receive approval from our office, prior to purchasing the item.

Next Steps
Funding requests must include:


Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

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1‑800‑268‑7582

Overview
Provides services to people with multiple sclerosis and their families and funds research to find the cause and cure for this disease.

Loan pool and may provide assistance with funding for equipment for those with MS.

  • Assistive devices
  • Mobility devices
  • Home modifications

Basic Eligibility
Funding eligibility varies from province to province - check the website for more information.


Opportunities for the Disabled Foundation

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1-877-856-3833

Overview
Canadian based registered charitable non-profit organization that’s mandate is to "help people with physical disabilities to live more fulfilling and independent lives.

  • Assistive devices
  • Mobility devices

Basic Eligibility
The Medical Equipment Recycling Program is open to all physically challenged persons, and organizations that serve them, but is specifically designed to benefit the lower income socially marginalized person(s), who would not be able to purchase the said equipment on their own.

Next Steps
Application Form: http://www.oftdf.org/images/oftdgpp14opt.pdf


President’s Choice

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Overview
Presidents Choice Children’s Charity receive applications from families whose children have been diagnosed with a range of disabilities including cerebral palsy, autism, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida and various developmental delays ($20,000).

Basic Eligibility

  • Medical diagnosis of disability
  • Household gross income less than $70,000
  • For more eligibility criteria/information needed with application see the application form

Next Steps
Application Form: http://www.presidentschoice.ca/content/dam/lclonline/PCCC/PCCC_Guidelines_Application_FA_E.pdf


Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program for Persons withDisabilities (RRAP-D) (Canadian Mortgage & Housing Corporation – C

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1-800-704-6488

Overview
Offers financial assistance to First Nations and First Nation members to undertake accessibility work to modify dwellings occupied or intended for occupancy by low- income persons with disabilities.

Five-year forgivable loan (Maximum $15 000 lifetime). Funds are for minor renovations such as installing hand rails, grab bars, extra lighting, etc. Home value must be less than $400 000 and household income must be less than $55 000.

  • Home modifications

Basic Eligibility
First Nations or individual First Nation members that require repairs to their homes may be eligible to apply. The total household income must be at or below the established income threshold for their area and the property must meet minimum health and safety standards.

Next Steps
Client or family must complete a telephone screen interview to access funding assistance.


Rotary Clubs/Rotary International

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Overview
Together, Rotary clubs, Rotary International, and The Rotary Foundation work to make lasting improvements in our communities and around the world.

  • Home modifications

Basic Eligibility
Some assistance may be available to club members.

Next Steps
If you are a member of a Rotary Club, contact your club for more information.

Veterans Affairs Canada

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Overview
Department within the government of Canada with responsibility for pensions/benefits and services for war veterans, retired and still-serving members of the Canadian Forces and Royal Canadian Mounted Police, their families, as well as some civilians.

  • Assistive devices
  • Mobility devices
  • Home modifications

Basic Eligibility

  • Should be approved for funding on the basis of a recommendation by a health professional approved by Veterans Affairs Canada or, in the case of a Rehabilitation client, a recommendation by a qualified individual deemed appropriate by the Department.
  • Special equipment may not be authorized merely for convenience or as a lifestyle choice
  • The Department should be satisfied that the special equipment is the most appropriate response to the health-related needs of the client
  • Simpler, less costly equipment should be considered before more complex and costlier equipment.

War Amputations of Canada

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1-877-622-2472

Overview
The War Amps is a Canadian nation-wide registered charitable organization operated under the direction of war amputees.

  • Assistive devices
  • Mobility devices

Basic Eligibiliy
Children with amputations may be eligible for financial assistance for prosthetic limbs, recreational limbs and travel to prosthetic centres.



There are no funding information available for this region at this time.