Programs and Services

Quality of Life Grant for Equipment - Ontario & Nunavut

  • Financial Assistance

Quality of Life Grants

The MS Society offers individuals living with MS a wide variety of programs that promote personal independence and contribute to an enhanced quality of life. The Quality of Life Grants are designed to provide financial assistance to those requiring support with the purchase of mobility equipment, and safety devices.

Eligibility Criteria

  • A written confirmation of diagnosis of MS from a medical doctor
  • Health care professional assessment of need
  • Completed application form
  • Funding availability

Equipment Program

The equipment program offers financial assistance with the purchase, repair and/or permanent loan of mobility equipment or safety devices for the home that may include:

  • Wheelchairs and wheelchair supplies (both power and manual)
  • Wheeled Walkers
  • Scooters
  • Hospital Beds
  • Lifts (i.e. stair glides, ceiling tracks, portable)
  • Vehicle Modification
  • Air Conditioners
  • Bathroom Modification Equipment
  • Other Assistive Devices

Note: Items not eligible for funding include:

  • Drugs
  • Treatments/therapy
  • Exercise equipment
  • Home adaptions
  • Food supplements
  • Licensed vehicles, etc.

After the fact funding: Not available but may be considered in rare exceptional occasions; please call to discuss your need.

Recycled Equipment Loan & Donation Program

Our recycled equipment loan program offers high quality pieces of equipment that have been donated or previously purchased by the MS Society. These items are offered as a permanent loan until they are no longer required by the individual.

The MS Society requires that the an individual work with a health care professional, such as an Occupational Therapist to determine the precise needs and measurements for the equipment required. Health care providers are directed to contact the MS Society to determine if recycled equipment is available.

We accept the donation of used equipment that is in good condition. The types of equipment considered for our loan cupboard include: lift/recline chairs, electric hospital beds, scooters, ceiling track systems, stair glides etc.

There are some restrictions to the types of equipment we are able to accept as a donation. We are not able to accept equipment that is hygienic in nature such as toilet seats, bath seats, tub transfer benches, transfer poles etc or any equipment older than 3 to 5 years. Please contact the MS Society at 1-800-268-7582 if you have a piece of equipment you are considering for donation. A tax receipt may be issued for the fair market value of the equipment which will be determined by a licensed third party vendor.

For more information on the Quality of Life Grants, please contact: Programs & Services Coordinator, at 1-800-268-7582 or email: info@mssociety.ca

To download the application, please click below:

Quality of Life Grants Guidelines
Quality of Life Grants Application

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