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					          Financial Assistance Programs
                                   Compiled by:
                                  Resource Centre
                   Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital




This is a list of some provincial and federal government funding programs, charitable organizations,
tax credits, housing information and other financial resources. Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation
Hospital does not endorse any specific program or service mentioned on this list.

Availability of the resources detailed can change quickly. If you notice a need for updating of the
information in this document, please contact Laura Williams, Social Worker, Holland Bloorview Kids
Rehabilitation Hospital, at (416) 425 – 6220, ext. 3395




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Provincial and Federal Government Funding Programs                                     pg 4


Assistance to Children with Severe Disabilities (ACSD)
Assistive Devices Program (ADP)
Children in Need of Dental Treatment Program (CINOT)
Enhanced Respite Funding
Ministry of Health Dental Assistance Funding
Northern Health Travel Grant Program
Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)
Special Services At Home Program (SSAH)
The Passport Initiative
The Trillium Drug Program
Toronto Social Housing Connections


Tax Credits                                                                            pg 9

Canada Child Tax and Disability Benefit
Disability Supports Deduction
Disability Tax Credit (DTC)
Government of Canada Study Grants
GST Rebates and Exemptions
Medical Expenses
Motor Vehicle Gasoline Rebate
The Ontario Child Benefit
Travel Grants for Medical Treatment



Home and Car Modifications                                                             pg 11

Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation
Ontario March of Dimes Home and Vehicle Modification Program
President’s Choice Charities
The Easter Seal Society



Alternate Funding Sources/Charitable Organizations                                     pg 12


A World of Dreams
Children First
Easter Seal Society Ontario
Golden Griddle Charities
Jennifer Ashleigh Foundation
Lions Club
Make A Wish Foundation
Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy (OFCP)
President’s Choice Charities
Rotary Club of Toronto Charitable Foundation
Royal Canadian Legion
Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada
Sunshine Foundation
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Alternate Funding Sources/Funding for Post Secondary Education                             pg 18

Aird Scholarship
Bursary for Students with Disabilities
Canada Study Grant for High Need, Part- Time Students
Canada Study Grant for High-Need Students with Permanent Disabilities
Canada Study Grant for Students with Permanent Disability
Independent Order of Foresters
Justin Eves Foundation
Kinsmen: Central Association of Kinsmen Clubs
The Kiwanis Club of Toronto Foundation
The Masonic Foundation of Canada
Maurice Izzard Memorial Award
Ontario Knights of Columbus
Optimists International Foundation of Canada
Toronto Knights of Columbus Council



Resources to Locate Services and Supports                                                  pg 23

211 (Toronto)
Office of the Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP)




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  Provincial and Federal Government Funding Programs

Assistance to Children with Severe Disabilities (ACSD)
(Ministry of Community and Social Services)
      Web:
       www.children.gov.on.ca/htdocs/English/topics/specialneeds/disabilities/index.as
       px

      Phone:
       Toronto 416-325-0500
       Toll Free 1-866-821-7770

      Parents can receive individual grants to help with various costs.
      Parents can get between $25 and $430 a month to help with costs, such as travel to doctors,
       parental relief, special shoes and clothes, assistive devices, and prescription drugs.
      How much a family receives will depend on:
          o The family’s income
          o The severity of the disability
          o The kind of difficulties the child has when walking, communicating, feeding, and
              bathing
          o The extraordinary costs related to the disability

Eligibility:

      A parent or legal guardian whose child is under 18 years of age, lives at home, and has a
       severe disability may be eligible.

How to apply:

      Contact your local regional office and ask them for an application form.
      Complete the application form and return it to the regional office along with any
       documentation required.
      A Special Agreements Officer will review your application and will contact you if they need
       more information.
      You will receive a letter saying whether or not you qualify for a grant and, if so, how much
       you will receive.



Assistive Devices Program (ADP) (Ontario Ministry of Health)
      Web: www.health.gov.on.ca/english/public/pub/adp/about.html

      Phone:
       Toronto     416-327-8804
       Toll Free   1-800-268-6021
       TDD/TTY     416-327-4282
       TDD/TTY     1-800-387-5559


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      Helps people with long-term disabilities get needed equipment and supplies.
      Provides funding for equipment such as wheelchairs, wheelchair positioning supports,
       paediatric standing frames, and forearm crutches.
      ADP covers 75% of the cost of some therapy equipment, up to a pre-set maximum.
      The remaining 25% is the responsibility of the family. Some additional resources may help
       provide assistance. (e.g. ACSD, Ontario Works, Easter Seals Society).
      When the family requires assistance to pay for this remaining 25%, or when ADP does not
       cover equipment, there may be additional resources that can provide assistance (e.g. ACSD,
       Ontario Works, Easter Seals Society).
      Incontinence Supplies grant is administered through the Easter Seals Society.

Eligibility:

      Ontario residents of all ages who have a long-term disability and a valid Health Card may be
       eligible for assistance.

How to apply:

      Referral process through clinical prescriber (your ADP registered occupational therapist or
       physiotherapist).
      Your Discharge Planner or Social Worker can provide you with more information.



Children in Need of Dental Treatment Program (CINOT)
      Web:
       http://www.mhp.gov.on.ca/english/health_promotion/cinot.asp

       http://www.toronto.ca/health/dental/cinot.htm

      Phone:
       Toronto CINOT:     416-392-0946

      Individual grants may be obtained to cover some dental costs.

      The program pays for basic dental care for children and youth who meet certain criteria.
      Families may attend a dentist of their choice to receive care providing the dentist accepts
       patients covered by the CINOT program.

Eligibility:

      Child is 17 years of age or younger.
      Child needs immediate or urgent dental care
      The child's family is not covered by a dental plan (insurance) including the Ontario Works
       dental coverage.
      The child's parents must sign a statement indicating that it would be a financial hardship to
       get the necessary care.

How to apply:

      Contact your local Public Health office to arrange a CINOT screening appointment to
       determine if the child qualifies or for more information.
      The child must be determined to be eligible for CINOT coverage and appropriate form signed
       BEFORE dental care is provided.
   

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Enhanced Respite Funding
      Web:
       http://www.children.gov.on.ca/htdocs/English/topics/specialneeds/respite/index
       .aspx

      Individual grants may be obtained to help cover various costs.
      Two programs are available:

Out of Home Respite

      Families of children with multiple special needs can receive up to seven days of respite per
       year, provided in a location other than their own home.

Eligibility:

      The child must:
          o Be under 18 years of age
          o Have multiple special needs because of a physical or developmental disability
          o Live at home and need care 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and, without out-of-
              home respite, there is a real possibility that the child would require long-term
              residential placement
          o The child’s family is at risk of breakdown, or
          o There is risk that the child could harm himself or others


Enhanced Respite

      This grant is paid to families who are caring for a child who is medically fragile and/or
       depends on a technological devices, such as feeding tubes, G-tube, and suctioning.

      This grant is paid in addition to other respite services.

      Families may be eligible for up to $3,500 per child, per year.

Eligibility:

      The child is under 18 years of age, lives at home, and needs intensive care and constant
       monitoring on a 24-hour basis.
      Community Care Access Centres (CCAC) will determine eligibility.

How to apply:

      Contact the ministry's regional office nearest you.



Ministry of Health Dental Assistance Funding
      Phone:
       Toronto 416-425-6220 ext. 3465
       Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Cleft Lip and Palate Program

      Provides 75% dental funding assistance to residents of Ontario up to 22 years of age with
       severe congenital and acquired dental dysfunction.

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How to apply:

      Clients must register with one of the 9 regional Cleft Lip and Palate/Craniofacial Dental
       programs across the province and be seen by the team to determine eligibility for this
       funding.
      For more information contact Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital cleft lip and
       palate program.



                    Northern Health Travel Grant Program
      Web: www.health.gov.on.ca

      Phone:
       Toronto    416-314-5518
                 1-800-268-1154

      Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care funding to individuals living in Northern Ontario who
       need to travel 100 kilometers or more to see a specialist.

How to apply:

      Contact your Social Worker or call Discharge Planner or call directly to the numbers listed
       above.



                 Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)
      Web: http://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/mcss/english/pillars/social/odsp/index.aspx

      Phone:
       Toronto 416-314-6514
       Toll Free 1-800-267-5111

      Individual grants may be obtained to help cover various costs.
      The Ontario Disability Support Program Income Support helps people with disabilities who are
       in financial need pay for living expenses, like food and housing.
      The program provides eligible people with disabilities with:
       o Help finding a job
                This is called Employment Supports and it helps people with disabilities who can
                   and want to work prepare for and find a job.
       o Financial help
                This is called Income Support and it helps people with disabilities who are in
                   financial need pay for living expenses, like food and housing.

How to apply:

      To begin the application process, contact your local Ontario Disability Support Program office
       and ask to set up a meeting.




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                 Special Services At Home Program (SSAH)
                (Ministry of Community and Social Services)
      Web:
       www.mcss.gov.on.ca/CS/en/programs/SpecialNeeds/respite.htm

      Provides families of children with physical and intellectual disabilities and
       adults with intellectual disabilities with a pre-arranged annual contract to arrange for in-
       home/in-community parent relief and skill development.
      SSAH provides funding to the family to hire workers or attendants or facilitators to come into
       your home.
      Based on the needs of the individuals and their families.
      Caregivers hired through these funds cannot be a relative living in the same address.
      Application and an annual review are required.
      Self referral.

How to apply:

      Contact your Discharge Planner or Social Worker for more information.

                                The Passport Initiative
      Web: www.mcss.gov.on.ca

      Offers eligible adults who have finished school
      Provides funds to purchase services and supports of their choice in their communities

How to apply:

      For more information contact your local Ministry of Community and Social Services
       office or visit the website and look for developmental services.


                             The Trillium Drug Program

      Web:
       www.health.gov.on.ca/english/public/pub/drugs/trillium.html

      Phone:   416-326-1558
                1-800-575-5386

      Email: trillium@resolve.com

      The Trillium Drug Program is for residents of Ontario who spend a large part of their income
       on prescription medications. Once a family has spent a certain amount of money, the
       government begins to provide financial assistance.
      You can register if you do not have private insurance coverage or if your private insurance
       does not cover all of your prescription drug costs.
      Ontario residents who do not receive drug coverage from the Ontario Drug Benefit Program
       (ODB) as another category recipient and have a valid health card are eligible.


How to apply:

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     For more information contact your Discharge Planner or Social Worker or call the
      program directly at the numbers listed above or via email.
     The application form and application guide are also available on the web address
      listed above.

Toronto Social Housing Connections
     Phone:    416-981-6111

     Government subsidized apartments available for families with special needs children.
     Long waiting list.

How to apply:

     Contact your Discharge Planner or Social worker.
     Check your local listing for other regions.
     For other regions in Ontario, contact the regional or municipal social services office
      for details and contacts.

                                       Tax Credits


Canada Child Tax and Disability Benefit
     Web:
      www.ccra.ga.ca/benefits (Information)

      www.ccra.gc.ca/forms       (Forms)

     Phone: 1-800-387-1193
     Government of Canada income benefit for children with severe and prolonged disabilities for
      families with low and modest income.
     The Child Disability Benefit is a tax-free benefit, a supplement to the Canada Child Tax
      Benefit payments of up to $2,000 per year for families with eligible children under the age of
      18.



Disability Supports Deduction
     Allow individuals to deduct certain expenses that allow you to go to school or
      work, covering communication assistive devices, computer assistive devices,
      etc.
     You can claim these deductions so long as they have not also been claimed as medical
      expenses. You do not have to be eligible for the Disability Tax Credit to claim these
      deductions.
     Fill out form T929 on your tax form.




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Disability Tax Credit (DTC)
     Web:
      www.ccra-adrc.gc.ca/E/pub/tg/rc4064 (Information)

      www.ccra.gc.ca/forms (Form T2201)

     The disability amount is a non-refundable tax credit that reduces the amount of income tax
      you have to pay.
     Available to individuals who are blind or have a severe mental or physical disability.
     Parents who have a dependent eligible for the DTC may claim the unused portion of the DTC.
     Eligibility criteria changed in 2005; check for eligibility requirements now.
     Information brochure available on web address above.
     Form T2201 will be required. This form is available on the web address above or at any tax
      services office listed in the government section of telephone books. A family member and
      physician must complete this form.
     Both inpatients and outpatients are eligible.
     May delay tax refund up to 6 months. Send form in well ahead of April 30 th tax deadlines if
      possible.
     A family can have their tax situation reviewed for the past number of years if they did not,
      for whatever reason, apply in a given year.



Government of Canada Study Grants
     Offers grants to post-secondary students who have permanent disabilities.
     Must first apply for a Canada-Ontario Integrated Student Loan or a Part-Time Canada Student
      Loan only to determine financial need. These are not loans; they are grants that do not need
      to be repaid.
     Contact your financial aid office at your university or college.



GST Rebates and Exemptions
     People with disabilities and their caregivers are eligible for the following rebates and/or
      exemptions: health care services, personal care and supervision programs, recreational
      programs, medical devices and supplies, specially equipped motor vehicles.



Medical Expenses
     Many expenses, directly related to a disability, which families pay for (such as mobility aids,
      ramps, accessibility renovations, etc.) may be claimed as medical expenses on one’s tax
      return.

Motor Vehicle Gasoline Rebate
     Phone:    1-800-959-8281
                 (For XE8 Application for Refund of Federal Excise Tax on
                 Gasoline)

     The federal government offers a rebate on tax on gas for vehicles, which are used to
      transport physically challenged individuals.
     Must live in an area where public transportation is inaccessible to qualify.
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The Ontario Child Benefit
       This Ontario government benefit will provide low income families with up to $250.00 per
        child.
       This benefit program is income based.
       To be eligible, parents who are residents of Ontario need to file their income tax return for
        the Canada Child Tax Benefit (refer to the section on the Canada Child Tax Benefit in the list).



Travel Grants for Medical Treatment
       If treatment is not available locally, you may be able to claim the cost of traveling to needed
        treatment centres.
       Accommodation costs for long-distance travel (80 km or more) may also be covered.
       Keep your receipts!




                           Home and Car Modifications

Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation
       Phone:    1-800-704-6488

       Residential Rehabilitation Assistance for Disabled Persons Program



Ontario March of Dimes Home and Vehicle Modification Program

       Web:
        http://www.marchofdimes.ca/dimes/people_with_disabilities_caregivers/progra
        ms_and_services/hvmp

       http://www.marchofdimes.ca/ApplicationPortal/hvmp_application/ogin.aspx
        (Online application)

       Phone:    1-877-369-4867

       Consumers who meet program criteria can apply for grant funding:
           o Up to $15,000 lifetime maximum for home modifications
           o Up to $15,000 every ten years for vehicle modifications

Eligibility:

       You must be a permanent Ontario Resident
       You must have an ongoing or recurring disability or impairment that is anticipated to last
        more than one year
       Your disability or impairment impedes mobility and results in substantial restrictions in
        activities of daily living (e.g. personal care and functioning in the community).
       Applicants to the Home and Vehicle Modification Program (HVMP) with gross annual income of
        over $35,000 may be required to make a contribution towards the cost of the requested
        home and/or vehicle modifications.

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      The revenue of spouses/common law partners/life partners are considered in determining the
       amount of the Client Contribution required. In circumstances where the individual with the
       disability/impairment is a child (under the age of 18), the parent(s) combined income is
       considered.

How to apply:

      Online application available on website above.



President’s Choice Charities
      Phone:    Toll Free 1-866-996-9918



The Easter Seal Society
      Phone:    416-421-8377
                  1-800-668-6252



   Alternate Funding Sources/Charitable Organizations
Private/Employee Insurance
      Many families have private insurance or employee benefit plans, which will cover
       such items as drugs, equipment and nursing care.
      Your policy booklet will provide information on what types of areas will be funded.


A World of Dreams
      Web:     www.awdreams.com

      Phone:    1-800-567-7254

      Email:   info@awdreams.com

      Dreams granted to children 18 and younger, who have a terminal, critical or a chronic
       condition including autism.
      Does not require verbalization by child to confirm wish.
      Dream must be completed by child’s 18th birthday.
      Current wait is 1.5 years.

How to apply:

      Please contact the above number to confirm eligibility.
Children First
      Web: www.childrenfirstgrants.ca


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       School Choice Trust is Canada's first privately funded program to help
        families improve their educational choices.
       Children First offers tuition assistance grants, so that parents who could not otherwise afford
        it can choose an independent elementary school.
       Children First grants are worth 50% of tuition, up to an annual maximum of $4,000.
       Details on the website.




Easter Seal Society Ontario
       Web: www.easterseals.com

       Phone:
        Toronto     416-421-8377
                    1-800-668-6252

       Provides Equipment Funding for costs not covered by ADP, family resources and
        private insurance.
       Provides Incontinence Funding (i.e. diapers, catheters, and enema supplies) for
        qualifying children and youth between the ages of 3 to 18 years of age.
       Some children under the age of 3 may be eligible for funding depending on their
        diagnosis e.g. Spina Bifida, Prune Belly Syndrome
       Application form to be completed by your doctor
       Provides up to $3,000/year/client for equipment, meals, and accommodation.
        Parents are responsible for paying the first $50 depending on their financial situation

Eligibility:

       Clients 18 years and younger with physical disabilities



Golden Griddle Charities
       Web:     http://www.goldengriddlecorp.com/

       Phone:    416-609-2200 x221

       “Grant a Wish” program grants wishes to children with severe disabilities or life-threatening
        illness.

How to apply:

       Nomination forms are available on the website.



Jennifer Ashleigh Foundation
       Web: http://www.jenniferashleight.org

       Phone: 905-852-1799

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      The Jennifer Ashleigh Children’s Charity assists children who are seriously ill, have a
       permanent disability, are 21 years of age or under and whose permanent residence is in
       Ontario.
      Family income impacts on assistance decisions.
      The Jennifer Ashleigh Children’s Charity helps with:
          o Respite
          o Emergency financial relief
          o Specially adapted computer equipment and software
          o Educational programs, materials, instruction
          o Recreation that promotes a child’s involvement in the community


Lions Club
      Web:
       http://www.lionsclubs.org/EN/lci-foundation/grants/index.php

      Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) funding is provided in the form of grants to Lions
       districts in support of Lions projects.

Make A Wish Foundation
      Phone:   416-223-2620

      Any child aged 3 - 17-years-old with a life-threatening illness may be eligible this
       organization to grant them their wish.
      Wishes may be to go somewhere, be something, meet someone or have something.

How to apply:

      For more information contact your Social Worker or call the foundation directly at the number
       listed above.


Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy (OFCP)
      Web:     www.ofcp.on.ca

      Phone:
       Toronto 416-244-9686
       Toll Free 1-877-244-9686

      Funding is available for three programs.


Assistive Devices Funding Program

      Phone:    416-244-9686 ext. 234

      Financial assistance available to persons of all ages with cerebral palsy living in
       Ontario to help purchase and lease of equipment
      A complete list of equipment and items funded is available on the above website.
      Categories of equipment that are funded include:
          o Communication & writing aids
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          o   Enteral feeding equipment
          o   Orthotic Devices
          o   Respiratory Equipment
          o   Wheelchairs, positioning and ambulation aids
          o   Home accessibility aids
          o   Bathing & washroom aids
          o   Electronic aids to daily living


Vacation Funding Assistance Program

      Phone:     416-244-9686 ext. 226

      Financial assistance is available to persons of all ages with cerebral palsy living in
       Ontario to fund a vacation or camp.
      A complete list of types of vacation funded is available on the above website.
      Categories of vacations that are funded include:
          o Camps
          o Weekend trips
          o Weekly trips
          o Overnight trips
          o Day trips
          o Package excursions


Day Activities Funding Assistance Program

      Phone:    416-244-9686 ext. 226

      Financial assistance is available to persons of all ages with cerebral palsy living in Ontario to
       attend community activities and programs.
      A complete list of programs and activities that is available on the above website.
      Categories of activities and programs that are funded include:
           o Literacy programs
           o Physical/recreational activities
           o Community events, conferences
           o Transitional/lifeskills training
           o Employment programs
           o Arts and crafts
           o Computer programs
           o Tutoring



President’s Choice Charities
      Web:
       http://www.presidentschoice.ca/LCLOnline/documents/Donation/ Form.pdf

      Phone:     Toll Free   866-996-9918

      Email:    pccharity@ngco.com



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       President’s Choice Children’s Charity is dedicated to helping children who are physically or
        developmentally challenged.
       We provide direct financial assistance in the purchase of mobility equipment, environmental
        modifications, physical therapy and more.


Rotary Club of Toronto Charitable Foundation
       Web:     http://www.rotarytoronto.com/

       Phone:    416-363-0604

       Funds programs in the City of Toronto which benefit children and youth in the areas of health,
        education, child abuse, and neglect, social development and life enrichment.
       Also funds community programs for the homeless, disabled, and seniors.


Royal Canadian Legion

       Web:
        www.on.legion.ca

        http://www.legion.ca/ServiceBureau/BenevolentFunds_e.cfm

       Phone:    905-841-7999

       Benevolent Funds provide financial assistance to ex-servicemen and women in need and to
        their dependents.
       In accordance with the General By-laws of The Royal Canadian Legion, the need may be for
        shelter, food, fuel, clothing, prescription medicine or necessary transportation.
       Both the Provincial and Dominion Commands normally limit the amount of financial
        assistance that they will approve at their respective levels to $500.00 per request for
        Provincial Commands and $1000.00 for Dominion Command.

Eligibility:

       Any ex-serviceman or woman or dependant in need of financial assistance is eligible to apply.
       Applicants must undergo a financial means test and, if requested, provide proof of debt and
        justification for any claimed monthly expenses which are unusual or higher than average.

How to apply:

       Submit application for financial assistance to the local Branch level or to a service related
        fund (CFPAF, RCNBF, etc.)



Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada
       Phone:    905-752-7827
                   1-800-880-1004

       Wishes are granted to children between the ages of 4-18 who are seriously ill.
       For more information contact your Social Worker or call the foundation directly at the
        numbers listed above.


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Sunshine Foundation
       Phone:   1-800-461-7935

       Email:   info@sunshine.ca

       Dreams granted year round to children living in Canada.

Eligibility:

       Must be 3 to 19 (not yet turned 20) years of age.
       Must have a severe physical disability or life threatening condition
       Is able express/explain/communicate their own dream without technical assistance
       Has not already received a dream or wish from a similar organization (but may have
        participated in a Sunshine Dreamlift).




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Alternate Funding Sources/Funding for Post Secondary
Education
Aird Scholarship

      Web: http://osap.gov.on.ca/eng/not_secure/bswd.htm
         (Application on website)

      Phone: 1-807-343-7260 (Ministry of Training, Colleges, and
            Universities)

      Scholarship to assist students with physical disabilities to study fulltime at a recognized
       Ontario postsecondary institution.
      Award to encourage a special talent or lifelong interest.
      Two scholarships in the amount of $2500 granted each year.
      Selection based on demonstration of outstanding achievement, motivation and initiative.

How to apply:

      Application is on the website above.




Bursary for Students with Disabilities
      Web:    http://osap.gov.on.ca/eng/not_secure/bswd.htm

      Phone: 1-807-343-7260 (Ministry of Training, Colleges, and
            Universities)

      Provides financial assistance to full and part time students to help with the additional costs of
       attending a postsecondary education institution, incurred because of a disability

Eligibility criteria:

      Canadian citizen or permanent resident and an Ontario resident.
      Have applied and is eligible for a Canada – Ontario Integrated Student Loan as a full time
       student.
      Have applied and is eligible for a Part-Time Canada Student Loan as a part - time student.
      Have a permanent disability.
      Have additional education related expenses resulting from your disability and are not covered
       by another agency.



How to apply:

      Application form is available on the above website.




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Canada Study Grant for High Need, Part-Time Students
      Web:    http://osap.gov.on.ca/eng/not_secure/bswd.htm

      Applications must be received by December 31 of the student’s current academic year.
      More information is available on the website.

Eligibility:

      Postsecondary students with a permanent disability taking part-time studies      (20 – 30 %
       of a full course load).

How to apply:

      Applications forms are available from the financial aid offices at Ontario universities and
       Colleges of applied arts and technology of the Student Support Branch, Ministry of Training,
       Colleges and Universities.



Canada Study Grant for Students with Permanent Disability
      Web:    http://osap.gov.on.ca/eng/not_secure/bswd.htm

      Phone: 1-807-343-7260 (Ministry of Training, Colleges, and
            Universities)

      Provides a non repayable financial assistance to students to help meet costs of equipment
       and supplies related to their participation in postsecondary education which is incurred
       because of a disability.
      Students may receive up to $8000 per loan year.
      Applications must be received by December 31 of the student’s current academic year.

How to apply:

      Application is available:
          o On the above website.
          o From the office of students with disabilities at the school you plan to attend.
          o From the Student Support Branch of the Ministry of Training, Colleges, and
              Universities.



Canada Study Grant for High-Need Students with Permanent
Disabilities
      Web:    http://osap.gov.on.ca/eng/not_secure/bswd.htm

      Applicants may receive up to $2000 per loan year to meet education (tuition, books supplies)
       and costs.
      Applications must be received by December 31 of the student’s current academic year.

Eligibility:

      High need, full-time students with permanent disabilities.
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How to apply:

      Online applications are available on the above website.
      Applications are available from the financial aid office of the postsecondary institution you
       plan to attend.



Independent Order of Foresters
      Web:
       http://www.foresters.biz/

      www.aucc.ca
       (Competitive Scholarship application)

      Phone:    416-429-3000
                 1-800-828-1540 (Terminal or Critical Illness Loans)

      Individual scholarship and loans are available.
      Local fundraising for organizations is available.
      Competitive Scholarship Program: Foresters members, their spouses and dependent children
       can receive scholarships that recognize volunteering, community service, and good grades.
      Scholarships are available for many kinds of post-secondary education such as vocational and
       trade schools, community colleges and universities.
      Terminal or Critical Illness Loans: Provided for any individual in the benefit member’s family
       who becomes terminally or critically ill.


How to apply:

      Competitive Scholarship Program: Apply online at the above website.

      Terminal or Critical Illness Loans: Speak to an insurance representative at the above number.


Justin Eves Foundation
      Web:     www.justinevesfoundation.com

      Phone: 416-586-0085
      Email: info@justinevesfoundation.com

      Provides scholarships to assist secondary students with their education.
      Students may apply for up to two years assistance for their course of study.



Kinsmen: Central Association of Kinsmen Clubs
      Web: http://www.kincanada.ca/en/index.php/service/kin_canada_bursaries

       http://www.bursary.ca/
       (For online application)


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       Individual scholarships and local fundraising for organizations are available.
       Kin Canada Bursaries annually awards $1,000 bursaries to successful Canadian applicants
        who are pursuing post-secondary education at a recognized school of learning.


Eligibility:

       Applicants to the Kin Canada Bursaries must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants.
       Applicants must be full-time students in the process of graduating from high school, or
        currently studying, or registered at a post-secondary institution.

How to apply:

       Online application available at the above bursary website.




The Kiwanis Club of Toronto Foundation
       Web:     http://www.torontokiwanis.ca

       Phone:    416-285-7903

       The Kiwanis Club provides both individual scholarships and local fundraising for organizations.
       Tuition scholarships in amounts of up to $3,000 to Toronto-based students who will be
        attending full-time educational programs at Canadian accredited post-secondary educational
        institutions (college, university, apprenticeship) in the year of the award and who
        demonstrate financial need.


Masonic Foundation of Canada
       Web:     http://www.masonicfoundation.on.ca/

       Phone:     905-527-9105

       Individual scholarships are available based on demonstrated financial need.
       Grants to youth programs are available.


The Maurice Izzard Memorial Award
       Web:     www.bvmschool.on.ca/izzard.htm

       Award of $1000 to student with a physical disability, who will attend college, university or
        other postsecondary school institution.
       Award is administered through the Bloorview School Authority.

How to apply:

       Complete an application form.
       Include a letter if introduction with information about disability, future education plans and
        goals.
       Include a letter of support (from a teacher, counselor, employer, physician).



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Ontario Knights of Columbus
       Web:     http://www.osc-koc.com/Forms/Bursary_English.pdf

       Phone:     1-800-759-0959

       Individual scholarships and local fundraising for organizations are available.


Eligibility:

       Must be a member of the Knights of Columbus or the wife, son, or daughter of a member.

       Applicants selected based on marks, proven financial need, and service to the church and
        community.

How to apply:

       Online application available on the website listed above.



Optimists International Foundation of Canada
       Web:
        http://www.oifoundation.org/oifc

        http://www.optimist.org/e/member/scholarships2.cfm
        (Scholarships for students who are deaf or hard of hearing)

       Phone:    1-800-363-7151

       Scholarships available for post-secondary education
       Merit based award; applicants must submit a speech or essay with their application



The Toronto Knights of Columbus Council
       Web:     http://www.kofc.org/un/eb/en/members/scholarships/index.html

        http://www.kofc.org/un/eb/en/about/contact/scholarships.html
        (To request an application)

       Phone:    416-922-2114

       Individual scholarships may be available.
       Applicant must be a child of a Knight entering his or her first year of university study leading
        to a baccalaureate degree at a university in Canada.

How to apply:

       Request an application at the website above.




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           Resources to Locate Services and Supports

211 (Toronto)
     Web:     http://211Toronto.ca

     Phone:    211   (Toronto)

     For information about Toronto’s social services and supports related to abuse, child and
      family, consumer protection services, emergency and crisis, employment, education and
      training, financial assistance, food, government officials, health, homelessness, housing,
      legal, seniors, settlement and newcomers and youth for children and youth, families, men
      and women.




 Office of the Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP)
     Your local MPP’s constituency office staff may be able to provide assistance to research other
      local services and supports.
     Make a connection with your MPP and his constituency staff. This is not only a source for
      information, but also a way for you to provide people in the government with input and
      feedback about related to all the services and supports your family is using or needs.




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