Programs and Services

Quality of Life Equipment Provision Program - AB & NWT Division

  • Assistive Devices & Medical Supplies
  • Financial Assistance

Quality of Life Equipment Provision Program

The MS Society of Canada (MS Society) offers Quality of Life (QoL) Grants to people diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). These grants support the purchase of equipment (QoLE) and air conditioners (QoLAC) that enhance quality of life. QoLE Grants are considered last-resort funding, meaning that all other potential funding sources must be fully explored [i.e., Alberta Aids to Daily Living (AADL); Alberta financial assistance for seniors; Disability Related Employment Supports (DRES); Residential Access Modification Program (RAMP); etc.].

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Residence within the Division or Chapter catchment area
  • Submission of complete application form and supporting documentation including, but not limited to,
    • Included healthcare professional assessment form
    • Written confirmation of MS diagnosis from a healthcare professional
    • Two quotes (except for air conditioners)
  • Funding availability and declaration of financial need
  • Equipment and/or air conditioner have not been pre-ordered or pre-purchased (if they have, please connect with us using the contact information below)

QoLE Grants may support the purchase, repair, and/or permanent loan of the following types of equipment:

  • Bathing aids (e.g., bath lifts; bath chairs; bath benches)
  • Braces and supports (e.g., leg braces; orthopedics; orthotics; splints; Walk Aide systems)
  • Broda chairs
  • Computers with adaptations
  • Cooling garments (e.g., cooling scarves; cooling vests)
  • Equipment repairs
  • Home accessibility modifications and equipment (e.g., ramps; porch and stair lifts; automatic door openers)
  • Hospital beds and hospital bed mattresses including air mattress for pressure sore relief
  • Kitchen aids (e.g., auto feeders; adapted utensils)
  • Lift chairs and systems (e.g., ceiling tracks)
  • Mobility aids (e.g., scooters, walkers, wheelchairs)
  • MS-related eyeglasses
  • MS-related specialized clothing (e.g., sheepskin products)
  • MS-related temperature controlling fans
  • Toileting aids (e.g., commodes; raised toilet seats; toilet safety frames)
  • Transferring aids (e.g., belts; boards; grab bars; poles)
  • Vehicle modifications (e.g., lifts; hand controls; left foot accelerators)

Items that are not eligible for funding include, but are not limited to, recurring bills (e.g., healthcare insurance premiums), medications, other treatments and therapies, incontinence supplies, food supplements, and licensed vehicles.

Please review the below application for more information about QoLE Grants. If you have questions, please contact the Alberta & Northwest Territories Division at info.alberta@mssociety.ca or 1-800-268-7582.

To download the 2019 Quality of Life Equipment Grants Application, please click here.

QoL Air Conditioner Grants are unfortunately no longer available for 2019, but will become available again beginning May 1, 2020.

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