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Funding

Many charities and other funding agencies offer financial support for purchasing of assisted devices, incontinence products and support services. Please note that the details provided about the programs are as indicated on the various sites as of March 1, 2011 and are provided as a courtesy for general information only.

  • Easter Seals Society

    The Easter Seal Society administers the Incontinence Supplies Grant Program for children and youth with chronic disabilities (physical or developmental) that result in irreversible incontinence or retention problems lasting longer than six months requiring the use of incontinence supplies. The program is for children and youth between the ages of 3 to 18 years with a chronic disability resulting in irreversible incontinence lasting longer than six months. Some children under the age of 3 may be eligible for funding depending on their diagnosis (for example, Spina Bifida, Prune Belly Syndrome).Further details about the program and an application form can be found on the Easter Seal Society website at www.easterseals.org.

  • Giving in Action (BC only)

    The Giving in Action Society provides grants to families living in the province of British Columbia through two funds - the Family Independence Fund and the Children and Youth with Special Need. These grants enable families to stay together by addressing accessibility issues in their home. www.givinginaction.ca

  • Kin Canada

    Some Kin Canada clubs may provide funding for individuals who assistive devices. Please call your local club to determine if they can help. www.kincanada.ca/kinsmen-pages/en/content/28/Find-a-Club

  • Lions Clubs

    Each chapter is different, but a local Lions Club may offer financial assistance to people purchasing assistive devices.  www.lionsclubs.org/EN/lci-foundation/index.php

  • Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

    Details about programs in other areas can be obtained by calling your local chapter of the MS Society. A list of MS Society Chapters in Ontario can be found at www.mssociety.ca/ontario Some chapters of the MS Society of Canada, such as the Toronto Chapter, provide funding assistance for equipment and incontinence supplies for their members. Further details about the MS Society – Toronto Chapter program and an application form can be found on the MS Society – Toronto Chapter website at www.mssociety.ca/toronto/funding_assistance.htm.

  • Ontario Disability Support Program

    If you are receiving Ontario Disability Support Program Income Support, you and your family may be able to get help with the cost of, diabetic supplies, such as syringes, alcohol swabs and blood glucose monitors. Surgical supplies, surgical dressings and incontinence supplies. Assistance with these costs is provided under the Ontario Disability Support Program's Mandatory Special Necessities benefit. Details regarding this program can be found on the Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services website www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/programs/social/odsp/.

  • Ontario March of Dimes

    The Ontario March of Dimes has two main programs which offer funding for assistive devices: the Assistive device Program and Home and Vehicle Modification Program Applicants must be permanent Ontario residents who have an ongoing physical limitation that requires the use of an assistive device. Details can be found on their web pages www.marchofdimes.ca/EN/programs/adp/Pages/Adp.aspx and www.marchofdimes.ca/EN/programs/hvmp/Pages/HomeandVehicle.aspx.

  • Ontario Works

    If you are receiving financial assistance from Ontario Works, you may be eligible to receive assistance with the cost of certain health benefits including incontinence supplies. Information regarding financial assistance from Ontario Works for incontinence supplies can be found on the Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services website. You may also qualify for Assistive Devices, Home/Vehicle Modifications from the above agencies. Please make sure to browse their websites for more detailed information.
    www.mcss.gov.on.ca/

  • Veterans Affairs Canada

    Veterans Affairs Canada provides funding for eligible clients for various medical supplies used in a non-hospital setting, including incontinence supplies. A list of those who may be eligible for Veteran Affairs Canada health care benefits can be found on the Veterans Affairs Canada website: www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/services/health-care-program

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