Available Assistance Programs

What is the ADP (Assisted Devices Program) and how does it work?

An individual who haorthopaedic braces, wheelchairs and breathing aids. For others, such as hearing aids, the ADP contributes a fixed amount. For ostomy supplies, breast prostheses and needles and syringes for seniors, the ADP pays a grant directly to the person. ADP pays 100 per cent of the ADP price for home oxygen and related equipment for seniors 65 years of age or older and for individuals 64 years of age or younger who are on social assistance, residing in a long-term care home or who are receiving professional services, and 75 per cent of the ADP price for all others.

In most cases, the client pays a share of the cost at time of purch

ase and the vendor bills ADP the balance.

For ADP supply categories where grants are paid, the client pays 100 per cent of the cost to the vendor.

There are many sources of funding for the client's share of the cost including:

  • clients
  • voluntary/charitable organizations e.g. March of Dimes, The Easter Seals Society, Kiwanis, Lions Clubs
  • social assistance, DVA
  • insurance companies
  • relatives/friends.

To access the ALS Canada Equipment Program, please have your Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist or other Allied Professional complete the following:

Please note: for small bathroom equipment from the flexible funding program, please insert the requested item(s) under the Loan Equipment Application Form. Our Client Services Coordinators will process the request.

Completed forms should be emailed to equipment@als.ca or faxed to 416-497-8545.

Azheimer Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories

#306, 10430 - 61 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta   T6H 2J3
Tel: (780) 488-2266 
Toll-free: 1-866-950-5465 (AB and NWT only)
Fax: (780) 488-3055
E-mail: info@alzheimer.ab.ca
Web: www.alzheimer.ca/ab

Alzheimer Society of B.C.
#300 - 828 West 8th Ave.
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1E2
Tel: (604) 681-6530
Toll-free: 1-800-936-6033 (B.C. only)
Fax: 604-669-6907
E-mail: info@alzheimerbc.org
Web: www.alzheimer.ca/bc

Alzheimer Society of Manitoba
Unit 10 - 120 Donald St.
Winnipeg, MB R3C 4G2
Tel: (204) 943-6622
Toll-free: 1-800-378-6699 (Manitoba only)
Fax: (204) 942-5408
E-mail: alzmb@alzheimer.mb.ca
Web: www.alzheimer.mb.ca

Alzheimer Society of New Brunswick
320 Maple Street, Suite 100, 
Fredericton, NB, E3A 3R4 
Tel: (506) 459-4280
Toll-free: 1-800-664-8411 (New Brunswick only)
Fax: 506-452-0313
E-mail: info@alzheimernb.ca
Web: www.alzheimer.ca/nb

Alzheimer Society of Newfoundland
and Labrador

107 - 835 Topsail Road
Mount Pearl, NL A1N 3J6
Tel: (709) 576-0608
Toll-free: 1-877-776-0608 (NL only)
Fax: (709) 576-0798
E-mail: info@alzheimernl.ca
Web:www.alzheimer.ca/nl

Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia
112-2719 Gladstone St.
Halifax, NS B3K 4W6
Tel: (902) 422-7961
Toll-free: 1-800-611-6345 (Nova Scotia only)
Fax: (902) 422-7971
E-mail: alzheimer@asns.ca
Web: www.alzheimer.ca/ns

Alzheimer Society of Ontario
20 Eglinton Ave. W., 16th floor
Toronto, ON M4R 1K8
Tel: (416) 967-5900
Toll-free: 1-800-879-4226 (Ontario only)
Fax: 416-967-3826
E-mail: staff@alzheimeront.org
Web: www.alzheimer.ca/on
Find your local Ontario Society

Alzheimer Society of Prince Edward Island
166 Fitzroy St.
Charlottetown, PE C1A 1S1
Tel: (902) 628-2257
Toll-free: 1-866-628-2257
Fax: (902) 368-2715
E-mail: society@alzpei.ca
Web: www.alzheimer.ca/pei

Federation of Quebec Alzheimer Societies
5165, rue Sherbrooke Ouest, bur. 211
Montreal, QC H4A 1T6
Tel: (514) 369-7891
Toll-free: 1-888-636-6473
Fax: 514-369-7900
E-mail: info@alzheimerquebec.ca
Web: www.alzheimer.ca/federationquebecoise

Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan
301 - 2550 - 12th Ave.
Regina, SK S4P 3X1
Tel: (306) 949-4141
Toll-free: 1-800-263-3367 (Saskatchewan only)
Fax: 306-949-3069
E-mail: office@alzheimer.sk.ca
Web: www.alzheimer.ca/sk

Regional Offices

Burlington, Hamilton & Niagara Region

Phone: 905.632.9390
Fax: 905.632.6801
Toll-Free: 1.800.321.1433
info@arthritis.ca

For office visits and package deliveries:

2289 Fairview St.
Suite 316
Burlington, ON
L7R 2E3

Central East Region - Peterborough

Phone: 705.742.7191
Fax: 705.742.3560
info@arthritis.ca

For office visits and package deliveries:

203B - 159 King Street
Peterborough, ON
K9J 2R8

Central Region/Niagara - St. Catharines

Phone: 905.646.7284
Fax: 905.646.0513
info@arthritis.ca

For office visits and package deliveries:

218 - 245 Pelham Road
St. Catharines, ON
L2S 1X8

Eastern Region - Kingston

Phone: 613.546.2546
Fax: 613.546.3819
info@arthritis.ca

For office visits and package deliveries:

100 - 308 Wellington Street
Kingston, ON
K7K 7A8

Eastern Region - Ottawa

Phone: 613.723.1083
Fax: 613.723.1172
info@arthritis.ca

For office visits and package deliveries:

885 Meadowlands Dr. E.
Suite 300
Ottawa, ON
K2C 3N2

Grand River Region - Kitchener

Phone: 519.743.4141
Fax: 519.743.4142
info@arthritis.ca

For office visits and package deliveries:

809 Victoria St N
Unit 7
Kitchener, N2B 3C3

Grey & Bruce Region

Phone: 1.800.321.1433 Ext. 1101
Fax: 519.372.0056
info@arthritis.ca

For office visits and package deliveries:

3003-1415 1st Ave. West
Owen Sound, ON
N4K 4K8

Halton East & Peel Region - Mississauga

Phone: 905.564.3233
Fax: 905.564.3338
info@arthritis.ca

For office visits and package deliveries:

227-6200 Dixie Rd.
Mississauga, ON
L5T 2E1

North West Region - Thunder Bay

Phone: 807.345.9535
Fax: 807.344.1915
info@arthritis.ca

For office visits and package deliveries:

1093 Barton Street
Thunder Bay, P7B 5N3

Northeast Region - Sault Ste. Marie

Phone: 705.253.7750
Fax: 705.253.7900
info@arthritis.ca

For office visits and package deliveries:

316 Wellington Street West
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
P6A 1J1

Northeast Region - Sudbury

Phone: 705.673.4641
Fax: 705.673.2337
info@arthritis.ca

For office visits and package deliveries:

283-40 Elm St.
Sudbury, ON
P3C 1S8

South West Region - London

Phone: 519.433.2191
Fax: 519.433.7035
info@arthritis.ca

For office visits and package deliveries:

400 York Street
Suite 204
London, ON
N6B 3N2

Toronto - Head Office

Phone: 416.979.7228
Fax: 416.979.8366
Toll-Free: 1.800.321.1433
info@arthritis.ca

For office visits and package deliveries:

393 University Avenue
Suite 1700
Toronto, ON
M5G 1E6

They provide information and education on a wide range of topics and can be your first stop when you need support.

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  1. Fill out all requested information. Please include an email address to get notifications as soon as possible.
  2. Complete the calculation box on page four, letters A through F, for the amount being requested.
  3. Parent is responsible for first $100 per equipment request. This should be forwarded directly to the vendor. If family is unable to contribute because of financial hardship, please write in $0 on line E of the calculation box with a reason as to why the family can not contribute, and Easter Seals will consider waiving the minimum amount if funds are available.
  4. Complete the authorization for the preferred vendor to whom Easter Seals Ontario is to release the notification of approved funding.
  5. No additional funding will be considered after Easter Seals Ontario has granted an approval.
  6. YOU MUST INITIAL THAT YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED THE REQUESTED EQUIPMENT. You do not need to initial if applying for funding of a renewal of a communication device lease.
  7. Sign and date the completed application.
  8. Please complete Help Us Help You on page five of the application form. This information helps Easter Seals communicate to our donor how they are making a difference with their support.
  9. Complete the Check List.
  10. Remember to keep a copy of the completed application for your own files.

Funded Devices

Some devices that may qualify for funding include:
  • Manual and Power Wheelchairs
  • Scooters
  • Replacement Batteries
  • Walkers
  • Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis (KAFO)
  • Ankle Foot Orthosis (AFO)
  • Home and Bath Aids
  • Floor Patient Lifts
  • Basic Aids for Daily Living
  • Repairs to Existing​ Devices

How to Apply

Program Eligibility

To qualifty for the Program, the Applicant must have an ongoing physical disability that requires the use of an assistive device.
The applicant must also be: 
  • In financial need (refer to the income chart)
  • 19 years of age or older
  • A permanent resident of Ontario
Applicants under the age of 19 should apply for Assistive Devices funding from Easter Seals Ontario
 

Income Eligibility Chart

To qualify for funding, program Applicants must be in financial need. The after-tax household income of both the Applicant and his/her spouse/life partner are considered. Maximum allowable income may change based on family size. This chart illustrates eligibility based on a family size of:
Family Size         Maximum Income Allowed
1 person $ 22,920
2 people $ 32,431
3 people $ 39,698
4 people $ 45,839
* Calculated using after-tax household income at or below the Statistics Canada Low-Income Measure + 15%​

Application Process

Please read the application guide below before you fill out the applicant assessment form.
To apply for the Assistive Devices Program, please complete:
 
ADP Applicant Assessment Form​​​​ - LARGE PRINT​

Assistance filling out the ADP Applicant Assessment Form

To help you fill out the Application Assessment Form for our Assistive Devices Program (ADP) we are thrilled to provide you with the following Applicant Assessment Guide that will walk you through filling out the form. This interactive guide will walk you through filling out the form, with information symbol buttons that when hovered over with a mouse, or clicked, will provide you with helpful information about specific parts of the application. 

 

Neighbours Who Care

Neighbours Who Care Application


NWC is committed to handling any personal information that we may collect in a professional, respectful and lawful manner.


General Criteria:
1. You must be a resident of Windsor or Essex County
2. You must have an ongoing or recurring medical condition
3. You must have a financial need or have limited funding eligibility from other sources

 

PLEASE SEND COMPLETED APPLICATIONS TO:
Xperience Home Health
By Email: cindy.wickens@xperiencehomehealthcare.ca
By Fax: 519-419-5321
or Drop off/Mail: 55 Edinborough Unit 130, Windsor

 
  • be an Ontario resident
  • be in financial need and
  • meet the program’s definition of a person with a disability, or be a member of a Prescribed Class

Note: If you’re under 18, you can start the application process up to six months before your 18th birthday.

Financial need

You are considered to be in financial need if the costs of your household’s basic living expenses are more than your household’s income and assets (as determined by your ODSP caseworker).

When you apply for income support, a caseworker will ask you for specific documents that show:

  • your household’s housing and shelter-related costs
  • any money coming into your household, as well as the value of assets belonging to members of the household

The caseworker will also need your signed consent to disclose and verify personal information. This allows the ODSP office to contact third parties and gather additional information needed to determine your eligibility for income support.

Only a caseworker can decide if you are financially eligible for ODSP, however, you may use the Online Application for Social Assistance to see if you might qualify and to start your application.

Note: If you’re an Ontario Works client, your financial need has already been established. Speak to your caseworker if you want to apply for ODSP income support.

Person with a disability

Note: If you’re a member of a Prescribed Class, you don’t have to meet this qualification.

The program’s definition of a person with a disability is found in the ODSP Act.

Meeting the definition means that:

  • you have a substantial mental or physical impairment that is continuous or recurrent, and is expected to last one year or more and
  • your impairment directly results in a substantial restriction in your ability to work, care for yourself, or take part in community life and
  • your impairment, its duration and restrictions have been verified by an approved health care professional

Your caseworker will give you a Disability Determination Package for you and your health care provider(s) to fill out.

Specialized ministry staff will review your completed package to determine if you meet the program’s definition of a person with a disability.

 

ADFP applications can be submitted by email (option 1) or online (option 2). 

Option 1:


Download the following ADFP application form and save to your computer.
Open the application form (PDF - Adobe Acrobat Reader required), fill out the form email it back to us.

ADFP Guidelines

ADFP Application Form

ADFP Equipment List

Addendum A


Option 2:


Follow the link below to visit the online ADFP application form.

If you choose to use the online application form, you will also have to attach electronic versions of your documents at the end of the form. 

Please note - the online form will not be active (no submit button) until January 29, 2021.

Online ADFP Application

If you have any suggestions on how to make the funding application process more positive for you, please email us at adfp@ofcp.ca or call us at 416-244-9686 ext. 221.

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