Contributing to life changing experiences in children and youth with disabilities by helping families acquire necessary equipment/aids.

The Access 2 Entertainment™ Card provides persons with a disability to receive either free admission or a significant discount for their support person at member movie theaters across Canada. The funding application is available through Easter Seals.

Focus on funding for household accessibility forgivable loans or non-repayable contributions. Considerations of Funding for:

  • Ramps
  • Handrails
  • Stair lifts
  • Vertical platform lifts
  • Elevators

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    • Canadian MedicAlert® Foundation

      Canadian MedicAlert® Foundation is a charitable organization which is the leading provider of emergency medical information services linked to customized medical bracelets and necklaces. We are pleased to be able to offer MedicAlert memberships to students (from age 4 to their 14th birthday) through the No Child Without® program. The financial support of the Government of Canada and Lions Clubs allows students to receive the MedicAlert membership for FREE.

    • Canadian Tire JumpStart

      Financial aid for sporting programs for special Needs Children Applications for assistance can be submitted from January 15 to June 1 for spring/summer programs, and from July 1 to November 1 for fall/winter programs.

    • Deeds & Dreams

      Deeds & Dreams is dedicated to helping kids with physical or mental challenges and their families who may not otherwise qualify for assistance through the traditional channels.

    • Easter Seal Disability Travel Card

      Easter Seal has a Disability Travel Card for reduced fares allowing persons with a permanent disability to travel with an attendant on Motor Coach Lines that participate in the program and Via Rail.

    • Employment Insurance Program

      In August 7, 2012, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced a proposed new Employment Insurance (EI) special benefit for parents of critically ill children.

      The Government recognizes the emotional and financial challenges faced by parents when a child has a life-threatening illness or injury and the vital role parents play in a child’s recovery. Once implemented, this new EI special benefit will provide income support for up to 35 weeks to parents or legal guardians of minor children (under 18 years of age) with a life-threatening illness or injury.

      This is a new EI program, not an extension of the Compassionate Leave Program, and will be starting in June 2013.

    • Freemason Charities, Shriners Hospitals (et als)
    • Government of Canada's Office for Disability Issues

      The Government of Canada's Office for Disability Issues (ODI) pulls together a vast amount of information on disability-related financial topics with a mandate to promote the full inclusion and participation of Canadians with disabilities in all aspects of society and community life. Many important topics are addressed here, including the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP), the Canada Disability Savings Grant and Savings Bond, the Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities and the Disability component of the Social Development Partnership Program (SDPP-D). The Resource list on this site is worthwhile browsing as well.

    • Hope Air

      Hope Air is a Canadian Charity providing free flights to people who cannot afford airline tickets to get medical expertise that often only exist in urban centers

      Note: they will not fly you UNLESS medical expenses have been pre-approved by the provincial medicare system.

    • Lions Club

      Lions Club Provides funding for Ipads, therapy tools, travel to disability camps etc. Apply by letter to your local chapter. I have a sample letter that I used to obtain my son's ipad that anyone is welcome to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

    • Neil Squire Society

      Neil Squire Society is the only national not-for-profit organization in Canada that has for over twenty-eight years empowered Canadians with physical disabilities through the use of computer-based assistive technologies, research and development, and various employment programs.

    • Red Cross Adapted Bike Inventory

      To benefit children & youth with special needs whose families do not have the resources to purchase a bike for their child. All bikes must be prescribed by a therapist and the sizing and matching of the bike done by a qualified therapist.

    • Tetra Society

      Tetra Society works with parents, caregivers, health professionals, schools, daycares and toy libraries in order to create items that enable some of the very youngest members of society to interact.

      A volunteer will contact you to discuss your ideas and work with you to make sure the project meets your requirements. You will not be billed for the volunteer’s time – just asked to repay (if possible) materials and mileage costs.

      To find a chapter near your community go to this link:

    • The Elks and Royal Purple Fund for Children

Focus on providing financial assistance for any purpose that is:

      • For the good and welfare of a person prior to attaining his/her 19th birthday when sponsored by a Lodge, and
      • For charitable programs addressing the needs of children with hearing and speech disorders.

Considerations of funding for: based on criteria to be met through process and justification.

  • The Golden Griddle Children's Charities

    The Golden Griddle Children's Charities - grants wishes to children with life-threatening conditions or those with severe disabilities. Based in Ontario they are partnered with Disneyland in Florida as one destination.

  • WestJet

    WestJet OPOF (One person one fare) program offers an additional seat at no charge (taxes only) to guests with a disability who require a personal attendant (that includes parents -see criteria) or require an additional seat to accommodate their disability.