Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

Programs and Services

Community Care Access Centre (CCAC)

  • Health and Wellness
  • Home Support and Accommodations
  • Relevant Offices: Bruce Grey Chapter, Chatham-Kent Windsor-Essex Chapter, Cornwall & District Chapter, Durham Northumberland ChapterFrontenac, Lennox & Addington ChapterGrand Erie ChapterGrand River ChapterHamilton-Halton ChapterKapuskasing UnitLake Superior District ChapterLeeds Grenville ChapterNiagara Peninsula Chapter of HopeNipissing, Parry Sound & Temiskaming ChapterOttawa ChapterOxford Perth ChapterPeel-Dufferin ChapterPeterborough, Kawartha Lakes & Haliburton ChapterPrince Edward County UnitQuinte ChapterSimcoe Muskoka ChapterSouthwest ChapterSudbury-Manitoulin ChapterTimmins & District ChapterToronto ChapterYork Region Chapter

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care established the CCACs to act as a point of contact for government-funded care. There are 14 CCACs throughout Ontario.

Services provided by your local CCAC may include: homemaking, nursing, physiotherapy, speech-language therapy, social work, case management/co-ordination, medical supplies & dressings, transportation to other health care services and eligibility for drug coverage under the Ontario drug benefit plan.

Homemaking Services are defined as: house cleaning, laundry, ironing, essential mending, shopping, banking, paying bills, planning menus, preparing meals and caring for children.

Personal Support Services are defined as: personal hygiene activities and routine personal activities of living, including assistance with walking, climbing or descending stairs, getting into and out of bed, eating and dressing.

Eligibility criteria for CCACs may vary across the province.

CCACs provide the following OHIP covered services related to medical equipment:

  • Occupational Therapist (OT) assessments
  • Equipment rental for 1 month (for patient to try equipment)

You may contact the CCAC directly - a referral from one's family physician is not required.

For more information:

Find your local CCAC here

Disclaimer: The MS Society is an independent, voluntary health agency and does not approve, endorse or recommend any specific product or therapy but provides information to assist individuals in making their own decisions. For specific information and advice, please consult your personal physician. Read our full privacy policy.

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