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Community Futures Network of Canada

  • Employment

Community Futures Network operates 268 non-profit offices across Canada that provide small business services to people living in rural communities. Each office delivers small business loans, tools, training and events for people wanting to start, expand, franchise or sell a business. The Entrepreneurs... Read More


Insurance Canada Website

  • Information Services
  • Health and Wellness

It offers Canada's largest online directory of insurance providers and services, where to get online quotes, how to find special insurance coverage, industry statistics, an electronic newsletter, information about upcoming events, reviews of insurance-related services, question-and-answer sections and... Read More


Credit Counselling Canada

  • Financial Assistance

Credit Counselling Canada / Conseil de Credit du Canada (CCC), is a non-profit organization, established in 2000 and governed by a volunteer board of directors. Services through a member agency may include: Counselling : Your counsellor will review your financial situation, explore your options and... Read More


OmbudService for Life & Health Insurance (OLHI)

  • Financial Assistance
  • Advocacy & Legal

The OmbudService is a , independent, bilingual, and free-to-use complaint resolution and information service. The OLHI advises that if you have taken out a life insurance policy prior to being diagnosed with MS, and are unable to work because of your MS, to call your life insurance agent as soon as... Read More


Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)

  • Health and Wellness

CMHA exists to promote the mental health of all people and to serve mental health consumers, their families and friends. They focus on combating mental health problems and emotional disorders. Tools include research and information services, sponsored research projects, workshops, seminars, pamphlets, Read More


Caregiver Information, Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

  • Caregivers and Families

The MS Society recognizes the incredible contribution made by caregivers and is committed to supporting them through providing information on financial and legal issues, as well as other valuable resources and information. Visit the webpage below to join the MS Society Caregiver Network and receive... Read More


Canadian Podiatric Medical Association

  • Health and Wellness

The Canadian Podiatric Medical Association is a non-profit organization working on behalf of its 400 plus members - Canada's premier foot specialists. We are dedicated to enhancing the profession of podiatry and increasing awareness among Canadians about the importance of good foot health care. For... Read More


Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities

  • Financial Assistance
  • Caregivers and Families

Provides help to parents to assist with some of the extra costs of caring for a child who has a disability. The purpose of the benefit is to help children who have disabilities live as normal a life as possible at home and in the community. Financial assistance ranges from $25 to $470 per month depending... Read More


Enhanced Respite Funding

  • Financial Assistance
  • Caregivers and Families

Provided by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services to families caring for a medically fragile and/or technologically dependent child living at home, whose care requires ongoing intervention on a 24- hour basis. Provides funding as an enhancement to other respite services. Families may be eligible... Read More



Barrier-Free Design Consultation, March of Dimes

  • Home Support and Accommodations

Barrier-Free Design Consultation Services provide design expertise in the development or redesign of commercial, public and residential buildings to accommodate the needs of people with a wide range of disabilities. Services: Drawing review Assessments of new/renovation projects On-site consultations... Read More


Canadian Caregiver Coalition (CCC)

  • Caregivers and Families
  • Advocacy & Legal

CCC is the body representing and promoting the voice, needs, and interests of family caregivers within all levels of government and community. This is done through advocacy and leadership, research and education, and information and resource development. Visit the site below for resources and research... Read More


Canadian Home Care Association (CHCA)

  • Information Services
  • Home Support and Accommodations
  • Advocacy & Legal

The CHCA is dedicated to ensuring the availability of accessible, responsive home care and community supports which enable people of all ages to stay in their homes with safety, dignity, and quality of life. The association engages in advocacy and provides information and resources including publications... Read More


Salvation Army

  • Financial Assistance

The Salvation Army may be able to assist with food, emergency housing, furniture, and clothing assistance. For more information: Visit the website here Find your local Salvation Army here Read More


Recreation Programs, March of Dimes Canada

  • Travel and Transportation
  • Social Gatherings & Recreation

Summer Holiday Program : Takes place at the Geneva Park Conference & Resort Centre, located on 150 acres of protected waterfront parkland in Orillia, Ontario. Meals and Accommodation included. Attendant Services provided on an as-needed basis. Activities include social events, swimming, water sports, Read More


Hope Air

  • Travel and Transportation
  • Financial Assistance

Hope Air is a charitable organization that helps Canadians in financial need to fly to necessary non-emergency medical care outside their home communities. For specific requirements for booking a flight, click "Request a Flight" at the top menu on the website or call the number below. For more information:... Read More


Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work (CCRW)

  • Employment
  • Education

The CCRW is a Canada-wide network of organizations and individuals. They offer information, education, training and Internet- based services which support the employment of persons with disabilities. WORKink - WORKink promotes and supports the employment of persons with disabilities, providing labour... Read More


Habitat for Humanity

  • Home Support and Accommodations

Habitat for Humanity is an independent, charitable, faith-based housing program dedicated to the elimination of poverty housing by building homes in partnership with families in need. Through volunteer labour, efficient management and tax-deductible donations of money and materials, Habitat builds and... Read More


Partners BC, Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work

  • Employment

Partners BC is a program aimed at connecting Canadian employers with qualified employees who have disabilities. Services include one-on0one and group counselling sessions, training, career exploration, resume and interview skills, and more. Participants must be 18 years or older and self identify with... Read More


Disability Travel Card, Easter Seals Canada

  • Travel and Transportation

The Easter Seals Disability Travel Card provides verification to a person with a permanent disability, enabling an adult attendant to receive discounted travel. The card may be used for Greyhound Bus, Via Rail, and Coach Canada. Call the your nearest Easter Seals chapter for information on the Disability... Read More


Ostomy Canada Society

  • Peer Support
  • Information Services
  • Health and Wellness

Ostomy Canada Society is a volunteer-based health organization dedicated to assisting people who have had or will have intestinal or urinary tract diversions by providing emotional support, instructional and information services, support to the family unit, and by promoting the services of the organization... Read More


Access 2 Entertainment Card, Easter Seals Canada

  • Social Gatherings & Recreation
  • Financial Assistance

This card enables people with permanent disabilities to receive free admission or a significant discount for their support person at 95% of movie theatres in Canada as well as select museums, science centres, theme parks, recreational facilities, and more. The person with a disability will pay regular... Read More


Medic Alert Bracelet, MedicAltert Foundation Canada

  • Health and Wellness

If you have condition paramedics should know about or if a medical error could put your life and safety at risk, the Medic Alert bracelet can help you express your needs in inter medical language. In an emergency, the bracelet allows your needs to be made clear and alerts your loved ones when you cannot... Read More


The Care Guide

  • Home Support and Accommodations

This is a guide to seniors housing and care services including retirement residences, long-term care centres, in-home care, community support services, independent/supportive living and hospice care. The Guide is offered free of charge both online and in a printed format The Guide was developed by Care... Read More


Abilities.ca

  • Information Services

Online resource linking people with disabilities to diverse resources and invitation to dialogue Abilities Magazine Accessible Transportation Community Information Access Project Directory of Disability Organizations in Canada Library Links to Disability Sites Making a Difference - Profiles from the... Read More


Canada Cares: Caregiver Support

  • Caregivers and Families

Canada Cares mandate is to say 'thank you,' and to elevate the role of family and professional caregivers while establishing multi-disciplinary, multi-sector partnerships that focus on recognition, participation, awareness, accessibility and diverse community engagement. Canada Cares' encourages families, Read More


Canadian Association for Community Living

  • Information Services
  • Advocacy & Legal

The Canadian Association for Community Living is a family-based association assisting people with intellectual disabilities and their families to lead the way in advancing inclusion in their own lives and in their communities. They do this in Canada and around the world by sharing information, fostering... Read More


Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association (CanTRA)

  • Social Gatherings & Recreation
  • Health and Wellness

Founded in 1980, the Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association (CanTRA) is a registered charity that promotes challenge, achievement and empowerment for children and adults with disabilities through the use of the horse. There are now 80 plus member centres across Canada providing high quality therapeutic, Read More


Wheelchair Basketball Canada

  • Social Gatherings & Recreation
  • Health and Wellness

Wheelchair Basketball Canada is the national sport governing body responsible for the organization of wheelchair basketball in Canada. It is a non-profit, charitable organization that is the Canadian member to the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF). Wheelchair Basketball Canada encouraging... Read More


Canadian Hearing Aid Subsidies

  • Assistive Devices & Medical Supplies

In some cases, it can be difficult for individuals with hearing loss to gain access to assistive devices. Various programs are in place to provide financial assistance to individuals for the costs related to these devices. Eligibility varies from program to program. Before paying out pocket, ensure... Read More


Disability Awards, Education Association of Disabled Students

  • Financial Assistance
  • Advocacy & Legal

NEADS advocates for increased accessibility for students at all levels of schooling and equal access to and participation in post-secondary, including providing a database of awards, scholarships, bursaries, and grants for Canadian post-secondary students with disabilities. Information on government... Read More


National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS)

  • Youth Programs
  • Social Gatherings & Recreation
  • Financial Assistance

National Educational Association of Disabled Students is a consumer organization, with a mandate to encourage the self-empowerment of post-secondary students with disabilities. NEADS Online Resource Centre EdLink: links to Canadian colleges and universities that provide online information on services... Read More


Family Service Canada

  • Caregivers and Families

Family Service Canada represents the concerns of families and community-based social service agencies across Canada. Family Service Canada is a national not-for-profit organization that promotes learning and the exchange of expertise through the dynamic relationships between executive leaders of family... Read More


Supportive Living Units, Independent Living Resource Centres (ILRC)

  • Home Support and Accommodations

ILRCs are agencies found across Canada and specialize in providing services to assist people living with disabilities maintain independence. Support Service Living Units (SSLUs) / Shared Living SSLUs typically have several accessible apartments integrated throughout a larger apartment building Most... Read More


Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association

  • Health and Wellness
  • Advocacy & Legal

The CHPCA works to advance and advocate for quality end-of-life/hospice palliative care in Canada, its work includes public policy, public education, and awareness. You can search for palliative care facilities and organizations across Canada on the Directory of Services For more information: Phone:... Read More


Canadian Human Rights Commission

  • Advocacy & Legal

If you have suffered discrimination when buying products/services or in the workplace, you may be able to file a complaint with the CHRC, which administers the Canadian Human Rights Act and is responsible for ensuring compliance with the Employment Equity Act. Both laws ensure that the principles of... Read More


Severe Permanent Disability Benefit & Canada Student Loans Program

  • Financial Assistance

This benefit allows you to have your Canada Student loans forgiven if you have a severe and permanent disability that prevents you from working and participating in post-secondary education for the remainder of your life. To qualify, individuals must: Have a permanent disability Be experiencing exceptional... Read More



Canadian Transportation Agency, Government of Canada

  • Travel and Transportation

The Canadian Transport Agency's website provides information on accessible transportation and other transport services and guidelines within Canada. Information is provided on air, marine, rail, and inter-provincial bus travel. The Agency's mandate is to ensure the Canadian Transportation System is... Read More


Parks Canada and Heritage Canada

  • Social Gatherings & Recreation

Plan your visit to a Park, a Historic Site, or a Marine Conservation Area by visiting the Parks Canada website (below) or by phoning the Parks Canada Information Centre listed below for specific accessibility information: Mail to :Parks Canada Office 30 Victoria Street, Gatineau, QC J8X 0B3 Call :1-888-773-8888... Read More


Accessibility Services, Elections Canada

  • Information Services

Elections Canada offers a range of information, education, and accessibility services to those with a disability. Voting materials are available in a variety of formats, including Braille, large print, DVD and CD for those with sensory impairments. Election access services are available for people with... Read More


Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)

  • Home Support and Accommodations

CMHC is the federal government's housing agency which provides support for Canadians in housing need and offers objective housing research and advice to governments and consumers. As the Government of Canada's national housing agency, CMHC plays a major role in Canada's housing industry by helping Canadians... Read More


The Caregiver Network (TCN)

  • Education
  • Caregivers and Families

The Caregiver Network is a bilingual broadcasting program that connects Canadian caregivers and families with information and support through the use of tele-learning. They host free learning sessions by telephone and the web on a range of health and wellness issues, including a channel specifically... Read More


Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing

  • Social Gatherings & Recreation
  • Health and Wellness

CADS (Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing) is a national organization that provides opportunities for people with disabilities to experience the joy of participating and competing in alpine snowsports. CADS does this by developing and promoting adaptive snowsports through partnerships, training, Read More


InnoviCares

  • Health and Wellness
  • Financial Assistance

InnoviCares is a free supplemental patient benefit plan. Regardless of existing public or private health coverage, innoviCares allows individuals to receive brand name medications and healthcare products at an equal or similar price to the generic alternatives. Eligibility: Must be a Canadian resident... Read More


Business Abilities Program, Make a Change Canada

  • Employment
  • Education

Business Abilities (BA) is an online program designed specifically for people with disabilities who wish to learn all about self-employment from the convenience of their home. The program is free and allows you to work at your own pace to gain employment and skills training through creating a business... Read More


Disabled Services Clothing

  • Information Services
  • Health and Wellness

Disabled Services Clothing reduces physical and mental stress with functional fashion designed for minimum physical effort and maximum dignity. Clothing can be specially designed for you. Features include easy to use closures and accessories. Clothing can be viewed and purchased online by creating an... Read More


Credit Conselling Society

  • Financial Assistance

The Credit Counselling Society helps people manage money, solve debt problems, and use credit responsibly. Counsellors provide information and guidance about managing finances including monthly budgets, credit cards, and debt payments. Appointments are free and confidential. Visit the website below... Read More


Employment Publications, Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

  • Employment

The MS Society of Canada has two publications which speak to issues of employment and work for people affected by MS and allied diseases, including the employee/person living with MS and their employer. A Guide to Employment and Income Support (2006) MS in the Workplace: An Employer's Guide (2006) For... Read More


Tetra Society of North America

  • Assistive Devices & Medical Supplies

Tetra's volunteer engineers and technicians create assistive devices for people with specific needs that cannot be met by commercial items. Everything created is custom made for each client's particular needs. The work is all done by volunteers within the client's own community. The Tetra Society is... Read More


Ability Tax and Trust Advisors

  • Financial Assistance

Ability Tax and Trust Advisors is a tax, trust, and estate planning firm created primarily for persons with disabilities and their families. They offer free consultation and information for people with disabilities and their spouses/caregivers, to determine any tax credits, refunds, or medical expense... Read More


Access to Medical Marijuana

  • Health and Wellness

The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada welcomes the availability of safe and effective medications that provide people with MS and their physicians' choices in treating pain, which is a common symptom of the disease. Having available a variety of ways to manage pain is encouraging news. In June 2013, Read More


Accessible Cruise Ships

  • Travel and Transportation

Many Cruise Lines have accommodations and services to ensure that their cruises are accessible for people of all abilities. Such amenities can include: Wheelchair accessible cabins and access-friendly design on the ship Braille elevator call buttons and audible arrival sounds Infrared listening assistance... Read More


Active Living Alliance

  • Health and Wellness
  • For Healthcare Professionals
  • Caregivers and Families

An alliance of individuals, agencies and national associations that facilitates and co-ordinates partnerships among the members of its network which promote physical activity as an integral part of the daily lives of Canadians with disabilities. The resource centre contains a wealth of information regarding... Read More


Advanced Care Directive

  • Advocacy & Legal

What is an "advance care directive" or "living will" and how does it differ from a Power of Attorney for Personal Care? A Power of Attorney for Personal Care may be used for the same purpose as an "advance care directive" or "living will" (which documents your care wishes) but it also appoints your... Read More


Airlines

  • Travel and Transportation

The majority of airlines offer special arrangements and services for people with disabilities. Consult each airline's website or inquiry phone line for specific information. All airlines require that you inform them of your specific needs at least 48 hours before your flight to make arrangements for... Read More


Allowance Program (for Partners of Seniors)

  • Financial Assistance

The Allowance provides money for low-income seniors who meet the following conditions: your spouse or common-law partner (same sex or opposite sex) receives or is entitled to receive the Old Age Security pension and the Guaranteed Income Supplement; you are 60 to 64 years old; you are a Canadian citizen... Read More


Assistive Device Companies

  • Assistive Devices & Medical Supplies

Links to company directories working in the Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) sector. Each link takes you to a directory of specialized companies for each type of assistive devices listed. For more information: Visit the website here Read More


Auto Rebates and Mobility Reimbursement Programs

  • Travel and Transportation
  • Assistive Devices & Medical Supplies

Many automotive manufacturers offer Mobility Programs that provide cash payments for the installation of adaptive equipment in any new vehicle, including leased vehicles. Below is a list of some of the available programs. Cash payments usually range from $750 - $1200 off the cost of adaptations. Acura... Read More


Auto Rebates and Mobility Reimbursement Programs (new vehicles only):

  • Travel and Transportation

Many automotive manufacturers offer mobility programs that provide cash payments for the installation of adaptive equipment in any new vehicle, including leased vehicles. For more information: Contact the vehicle manufacturer directly, phone numbers are listed on the website. Visit the website here... Read More


Bell Relay Service (BRS) & Accessibility Services

  • Financial Assistance
  • Assistive Devices & Medical Supplies

Bell offers accessibility services for home phone Bell subscribers with physical disabilities or difficulties with speech, hearing, and vision: Bell's Relay Service is available 24/7 and allows customers to place confidential, free, local calls. Long distance calls are placed at a reduced rate, and... Read More


Canada Benefits website, Government of Canada

  • Information Services

Find federal, provincial, and territorial programs and services in one convenient location. The Canada Benefits website is a unique service provided by Service Canada to help you find customized result when searching for appropriate programs and services. Information related to housing and health, newcomers, Read More


Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefit (CPP-D)

  • Financial Assistance

The Canada Pension Plan (CPP) disability benefit, through the Federal Government of Canada, is available to people under the age of 65 who have made enough contributions to the CPP and whose disability prevents them from working at any job on a regular basis. The disability must be severe and prolonged. Read More


Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)

  • Financial Assistance

The Canada Revenue Agency administers tax laws for the Government of Canada and for most provinces and territories, and administers various social and economic benefit and incentive programs delivered through the tax system. The CRA can provide assistance navigating the CRA website as well as information... Read More



Canada Student Grant for Students with Permanent Disabilities

  • Youth Programs
  • Financial Assistance

The Canada Student Grant for Students with Permanent Disabilities is available for each year of your studies as long as you still qualify. You could receive $2,000 each school year (August 1 to July 31) of your studies (including undergraduate and graduate levels). For more information: Visit the website... Read More



Canadian Red Cross

  • Financial Assistance

The Canadian Red Cross helps people affected by emergencies and disasters (ranging from personal disasters such as house fires to larger local disasters) and can assist with the provision of people's basic needs - food, clothing, shelter, first aid, emotional support and family reunification. For more... Read More


Canadian Red Cross Health Equipment Loan Program (HELP)

  • Assistive Devices & Medical Supplies

The Short Term Loan Program, part of the Heath Equipment Loan Program offered by the Canadian Red Cross, provides a range of support such as bathroom equipment, bedroom equipment, canes, wheelchairs, and walkers. For more information: Visit the website here Find your local office here Read More


Canadian Register of Health Service Psychologists

  • Health and Wellness

The Register, as a national body, requires of its members that they abide by a professional code, which demands that they adhere both to the letter and to the spirit of those enactments, which affect them as psychologists. Referral Service: The CRHSPP website allows visitors to search for psychologists... Read More


Canadian-European Parking Agreement for Persons with Disabilities

  • Travel and Transportation

Canadians with disabilities holding a valid parking permit issued in their jurisdiction may travel in any of the 40 European member countries of the European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT) and use their home parking permit to enjoy the same benefits as citizens from these countries. The... Read More


Car Rentals

  • Travel and Transportation

With at least 2 days' notice, most major rental companies will offer vehicles equipped with hand controls. Some offer free pick-up/drop-off services if you live close to the rental branch. Consult the rental company, such as Budget, Enterprise, Avis, Almo, or others, for more information. All companies... Read More


Caregiver Tax Credit (Caregiver Amount)

  • Financial Assistance
  • Caregivers and Families

You may be able to claim the caregiver amount if you (either alone or with another person) maintain a dwelling where you and one or more of your dependants live. Dependents must be 18 or older and dependent on you due to an impairment in physical or mental functions OR a parent or grandparent, born... Read More


Ceridian Cares Grants

  • Financial Assistance
  • Assistive Devices & Medical Supplies

Ceridian Cares offers grants to individuals and families who are in need of financial assistance for items such as clothing & footwear, food & basic household needs, medical devices/equipment & therapies, personal development & recreation, and home adjustments. Grant amounts typically range from $200... Read More


Child Disability Benefit

  • Financial Assistance
  • Caregivers and Families

The Child Disability Benefit is a tax-free benefit for families caring for a child under 18 with a disability who is eligible for the disability amount. Learn how the benefit is calculated, if you are eligible, and obtain the forms necessary to apply. For more information: Phone: 1-800-959-8281 (Toll-free)... Read More


Clinical Trials

  • Health and Wellness

The following websites contain information listing current clinical trials underway and information for people looking to participate in clinical trials. These websites have been reviewed by the National Information Resource Centre and are acceptable to pass on to clients and members. Many Clinical... Read More


CNIB

  • Information Services
  • Health and Wellness
  • Employment

CNIB is a national voluntary agency providing services to individuals across Canada to whom loss of vision is a central problem in personal and social adjustments. Services include: Library Services - Free library and information services; CNIB Library collection includes Braille books, talking books, Read More


Compassionate Care Benefits, Employment Insurance

  • Financial Assistance
  • Caregivers and Families

Compassionate care benefits may be paid up to a maximum of 6 weeks to a person who has to be absent from work to provide care or support to a gravely ill family member at risk of dying within 26 weeks You can receive compassionate care benefits to care for one of the following family members: Your child... Read More


Complementary and Alternative Medicine

  • Health and Wellness

The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada 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 advice, consult your doctor and/or specialist. While... Read More


Cooling Clothing

  • Health and Wellness

The following is a partial list of manufacturers and suppliers of "coolingÓ clothing. These links are provided for interest only - the MS Society does not endorse any supplier or manufacturer. MSolutions Inc. www.msolutions.org/ Tel: 1-800-763-8423 Steele Inc. www.steelevest.com Tel.: 1-888-783-3538... Read More


Disability Benefits Finder

  • Financial Assistance

Use the Benefits Finder at the link below to obtain a customized list of eligible benefits. The Benefits Finder may suggest benefits from federal, provincial or territorial governments, and does not collect or track your information. The more questions you answer, the more customized your results. Web:... Read More


Disability Tax Credit (DTC)

  • Financial Assistance

The Disability Tax Credit is a non-refundable tax credit that reduces the amount of Income Tax owed by individuals 18+ with a severe and prolonged disability (physical or mental), or the people who support them. Visit the website below or contact Canada Revenue Agency for information on how to claim... Read More


Disability Travel and Recreation Resources

  • Travel and Transportation
  • Social Gatherings & Recreation

Additional Recreation and Travel websites: The following sites are included for information purposes only. The MS Society of Canada does not promote or recommend any businesses for use by our members or clients. AXS Map is an easy new tool for searching and reviewing businesses, access it here Find... Read More


Disability Vocational Rehabilitation Program

  • Employment

For individuals receiving CPP disability benefits who would like to return to work (new job, former job, different job former employer etc). Participant receives an individualized return-to-work rehabilitation plan, in consultation with the participant's treating physician. CPP may cover costs of retraining. Read More


Distress Centres

  • Health and Wellness

Contact for help with personal crisis, suicide prevention, loneliness, domestic violence etc. Counsellors will advise and refer callers to community resources. For more information: Find a distress centre in your community here Visit the Centre for Suicide Prevention's website here Visit the Canadian... Read More


Emergency Preparedness Guide for People with Disabilities

  • Information Services
  • Health and Wellness

The Emergency Preparedness Guide for People with Disabilities/Special Needs is created by Public Safety Canada in collaboration with Emergency Management Ontario. This guide offers information on such risks as floods, severe storms, and power outages as well as how to carry out the three steps to emergency... Read More


Employment Insurance (EI) Sickness Benefits

  • Financial Assistance

This program provides temporary financial assistance to individuals who have worked the required number of insurable hours within the last 52 weeks and who are unable to work because of an illness or injury. The hours are based on where you live and the unemployment rate in your economic region when... Read More


Equitable Accessible Sexual Expression (EASE)

  • Health and Wellness

Sex, sexuality, and the human need for intimacy are subjects every person with a disability must address at some point. EASE Canada exists to educate and advocate for people with disabilities in the safe exploration and expression of sexuality and other intimate connections. Visit the website for information... Read More


Ergonomic Things, ErgoCanada

  • Information Services
  • Assistive Devices & Medical Supplies

ErgoCanada has one of the most comprehensive listings of ergonomic devices on the internet with detailed technical specifications allowing visitors to research products to determine which suits them best. They have an online Guide to Ergonomics which provides information on ergonomic principles and... Read More


Extended Health Care Insurance

  • Health and Wellness

Funded by private or employer insurance. Funding is dependent on the plan - contact the insurance company for details. Benefits covered by extended health care plans may include: Private nursing Equipment rental Private/semi-private room coverage Transportation Read More


Family Caregiver Amount (FCA)

  • Financial Assistance
  • Caregivers and Families

If you have a dependant with impairment in physical or mental functions, you may be eligible to claim an additional amount of $2,121 for the Family Caregiver Amount. The CRA may ask for a signed statement from a medical practitioner showing when the impairment began and what the duration of the impairment... Read More


Federal Excise Gasoline Tax Refund Program

  • Travel and Transportation
  • Financial Assistance

This is a Federal government program that refunds part of the Excise Tax paid on gasoline to people with a permanent mobility impairment who cannot safely use public transit as certified by a medical practitioner. The refund amount is 1.5 cents per litre or 0.15 cents per kilometer. All claims must... Read More


Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC)

  • Advocacy & Legal

As a federal regulatory agency, the FCAC is responsible for enforcing many of the federal laws that protect consumers in their dealings with financial institutions. They ensure that federally regulated financial institutions comply with federal consumer protection laws and regulations They monitor financial... Read More


First Nations and Inuit Health- Mental Health and Wellness

  • Health and Wellness

If you're experiencing emotional distress and want to talk, call the First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line at 1-855-242-3310. It's toll-free and open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For more long term care, contact a First Nations and Inuit Health Regional Office . For more information:... Read More


Food Bank

  • Financial Assistance

Emergency food can be obtained through locally operating food banks. For more information: Find a Food Bank in your community here Or search Food Bank in the yellow pages here Read More


Funding, Shoppers Home Health Care

  • Assistive Devices & Medical Supplies

Shoppers Home Health Care operates a list of potential alternative funding sources who may help with purchasing assistive devices, mobility devices or home modifications. Please contact a representative from the individual agency or your Shoppers Home Health Care representative to help determine if... Read More


Get in Motion, Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Action Canada

  • Health and Wellness

Get in Motion is a free physical activity counselling service designed to provide you with the information and support you may need to meet your physical activity goals. All counselling is done over the phone and is provided by specially trained peers with a physical disability. You decide what you... Read More


Government of Canada Accessibility Resource Centre

  • Information Services

The Accessibility Resource Centre provides a list of federal resources and tools designed to assist those with disabilities. These materials are designed to provide assistance in addition to raising awareness towards disabilities. Web: https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-develop... Read More


Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS)

  • Financial Assistance

The Guaranteed Income Supplement provides additional money, on top of the Old Age Security pension to low-income seniors living in Canada. To be eligible for the GIS benefit, you must be receiving the Old Age Security pension and meet income requirements. Eligibility also depends on whether your income... Read More


Health Canada

  • Health and Wellness

Health Canada is working to improve the health of Canadians with disabilities as well as working to reduce the incidence of disability. It does so through research and public education on the prevention of disease and the prevention of injury that can lead to disability. It also funds programs and evaluates... Read More


Health Council of Canada

  • Information Services
  • Health and Wellness

The Health Council of Canada is no longer operating, but was responsible for investigating the Canadian health care system and exploring potential improvements and renewals that may strengthen the current system. Information and reports regarding health care delivery and other components of the health... Read More


Health Gateway

  • Information Services
  • Health and Wellness

A Canadian online resource centre designed to meet the health information and support needs of people living with complex chronic illnesses and episodic disabilities and their loved ones in Ontario For more information: Visit the website here Read More


Husky and Mohawk Gas Stations

  • Travel and Transportation

Husky and Mohawk gas stations will provide full fuel service for people with physical disabilities for the price of self-serve, including purchase of items from the convenience store. Please note that in instances when there is only one person on duty, it may not be possible to provide you with full... Read More


Keep S'myelin, Multiple Sclerosis Society

  • Youth Programs
  • Caregivers and Families

Keep S'myelin is a colourful, engaging, informative, and reassuring publication to help children and their parents talk and learn about MS together. It is filled with stories, interviews, games, and activities on a variety of topics related to MS, and there is a special separate 8-page section just... Read More


Kid's Help Phone

  • Health and Wellness

Giving young people across Canada a place to turn for help 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Counsellors are there to provide support, information and, if necessary, referral to a local community or social service agency. The Kids Help Phone is anonymous, confidential and is staffed by professional, Read More


Kin Canada

  • Financial Assistance

Kinsmen, Kinette and Kin clubs across the country work to better their communities, enhance the well-being of Canadians and improve the environment. For more information: Visit the website here Read More


Life Insurance

  • Health and Wellness

Some life insurance policies may have disability waivers and may allow a person to stop premium payments if disabled for six months or longer while maintaining coverage Some policies have dismemberment coverage that provides a lump sum if one loses vision, hearing or a limb, etc. Many policies include... Read More


Long Term Disability

  • Health and Wellness

Employer Group Disability Insurance Some employers may provide group disability income replacement insurance Benefits are usually a certain percentage of normal earnings for a specified period, under certain circumstances Payments may be reduced if receiving benefits from other sources i.e. government... Read More


Medical Expense and Attendant Care Expense Deduction

  • Financial Assistance

Applies to individuals who have sustained significant medical expenses for themselves or certain dependants. Claim allowable medical expenses paid in any 12- month period Claim all amounts paid, even if they were not paid in Canada Cannot claim any expense for which they have been or can be reimbursed... Read More


Mind your Mind

  • Health and Wellness

Mind your mind exists in the space where mental health, wellness, engagement and technology meet. Mind your Mind works with young people aged 14-29 to co-create interactive tools and innovative resources to build capacity and resilience. For more information: Visit the website here Read More


Mortgage Insurance

  • Home Support and Accommodations
  • Financial Assistance

Mortgage will be paid in full if he/she cannot pay due to a permanent disability. Many policies only cover payments for a limited period, for example, 24 months. Coverage would be in addition to regular mortgage insurance and would have an additional cost Depending on the company, those with MS may/may... Read More


Mortgage Insurance Policies

  • Financial Assistance

If you arranged for Mortgage Insurance when you took out a mortgage on your home and have since been diagnosed with MS, you should review your plan, since: Some plans include a Disability Clause: if you become disabled and unable to work for six consecutive months, your mortgage will be paid for that... Read More


Multiple Sclerosis International Federation (MSIF)

  • Information Services

Established as an international body linking the activities of National MS Societies around the world Stimulate global shared research into a cure for MS and the alleviation of its symptoms Support Member MS Societies in their goal of enabling full integration of people with MS and their careers to... Read More


National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS)

  • Information Services

Supports research efforts, educates, provides a variety of empowering programs, organizes fund-raising events, and advocates for people with disabilities in the United States Largest private sponsor of MS research in the world Supports research and training projects aimed at finding the cause of MS, Read More


National Network for Mental Health

  • Health and Wellness

The National Network for Mental Health (NNMH) acts to advocate, to educate, and to offer expertise and resources to increase the health and well being of the community of Canadians with the lived experience of mental health issues. The NNMH will provide a framework of communications to serve as inclusive... Read More


Non-Insured Health Benefits for First Nations and Inuit

  • Health and Wellness
  • Financial Assistance

For First Nations and Inuit, this program through the federal government pays for drugs, dental services and other health benefits not otherwise covered under provincial programs. Drugs and pharmacy products (e.g. Apo-Tolerodine used for symptomatic relief of patients with an overactive bladder) Dental... Read More


Office of Disability Issues, Employment and Social Development Canada

  • Employment

The Office for Disability Issues (ODI) is the focal point within the Government of Canada to promote the full participation of Canadians with disabilities in learning, work and community life. The ODI provides information on subjects such as: Career Planning Disability Resources Financial Benefits Jobs... Read More


Old Age Security Pension

  • Financial Assistance

The Old Age Security pension is a monthly payment available to most Canadians aged 65 or older. You must apply to receive benefits. If you meet the eligibility requirements, you may be entitled to receive the Old Age Security pension even if you are still working or have never worked. You should apply... Read More


Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities

  • Financial Assistance
  • Employment

This program assists individuals living with disabilities with preparing for, obtaining, and keeping employment or self-employment. Projects may be approved up to a period of up to 52 weeks, with a possible extension to 78 weeks, depending on the plan developed for the individual. Participants in the... Read More


Peer Support Program

  • Peer Support

The MS Society is pleased to offer a telephone/internet peer support program for individuals living with MS. You may be newly diagnosed, you may have a specific question, or maybe you are dealing with an issue related to your MS. Sometimes the best person to talk to is someone who also has MS. Volunteers... Read More


Persons with Disabilities Online

  • Information Services
  • Caregivers and Families

This website provides access to services, information, and publications for people with disabilities, family members, and caregivers. Online services also include a tool for trip planning and a benefits finder to obtain a list of benefits you are eligible for. For more information: Phone: 1-800-622-6232... Read More


Pharmaceutical Company Support Programs

  • Information Services
  • Health and Wellness

Each pharmaceutical company producing one of the MS treatment drugs has established a support line for patients using their medication. These lines are generally staffed by nurses and offer emotional support, information and referral as well as product information. The information below is all Canadian... Read More


Prepared BC: Resources for People with Disabilities

  • Information Services

This handbook provides information on emergency preparedness for those with disabilities. Information includes how to prepare your home for an emergency and how to properly take cover for those with various mobility issues. For more information: Visit the website here Read More


Public Health Agency of Canada

  • Health and Wellness

Canadian Health Network is a national, non-profit, bilingual web-based health information service. CHN's goal is to help Canadians find the information they're looking for on how to stay healthy and prevent disease. Links to English and French Canadian web-based resources that pass a rigorous quality... Read More


Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP)

  • Financial Assistance

The Registered Disability Savings Plan is available to help people with disabilities and their families to save for the future. To be eligible, individuals must: Qualify for the Disability Tax Credit; Be under the age of 60 Be a Canadian resident with a Social Insurance Number (SIN) For more information:... Read More


Rent Banks

  • Home Support and Accommodations
  • Financial Assistance

A rent bank assists people when they cannot pay the rent on time. Available in some Canadian cities, rent banks offer various levels of assistance. Some rent banks provide for one month's rent only, while others provide no-interest or low-interest emergency loans for multiple months with flexible repayment... Read More


Service Canada

  • Information Services

Service Canada offers access to a wide range of Government of Canada programs and services. The section on People with Disabilities provides links to information as well as application forms for grants, benefits, and loans in all areas including training and education, employment, housing, income and... Read More


Short Term Disability

  • Health and Wellness

Short Term Disability or sickness benefits may be offered through an employer or by private insurance coverage. Usually have 2 week unpaid waiting period Require medical evidence Generally last up to 15 weeks Claimants must deplete short-term benefits before proceeding to Long Term benefits. Coverage... Read More


Social Security Tribunal

  • Advocacy & Legal

The Social Security Tribunal (formerly known as Office of the Commissioner of Review Tribunals) organizes a Review Tribunal when a person appeals a Reconsideration decision made by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) about their Canada Pension Plan or Old Age Security benefits. The Social... Read More


Social Worker

  • Health and Wellness

Social work is a profession dedicated to helping individuals, families, groups and communities enhance their individual and collective well-being. Every province has a college that regulates the profession of Social Work across Canada. The 4 Objects of the College To promote and increase the professional... Read More


Somone Like Me, Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

  • Youth Programs

Someone Like Me is an online community for youth impacted by MS that provides innovative resources and activities to share stories and connect with other youthÑsomeone like you. Read posts from bloggers, participate in forums, and access information on managing the physical, emotional and social aspects... Read More


Student Loan Repayment Assistance Plan

  • Youth Programs
  • Financial Assistance

The Repayment Assistance Plan (RAP) and the Repayment Assistance Plan for Borrowers with a Permanent Disability (RAP-PD) makes it easier for you to manage your student loan debt by reducing your monthly payment. Your monthly student loan payments would either be reduced or you would not have to make... Read More


Taoist Tai Chi Society of Canada

  • Health and Wellness

The Taoist Tai Chi Society allows people of all ages and health conditions to experience the many benefits of practicing Taoist Tai Chi, a gentle art of health and well-being; its slow, graceful movements increase strength and flexibility while improving balance and circulation and decreasing stress. Read More


Tax Exemptions for Persons with a Permanent Disability

  • Financial Assistance

Persons with disabilities are exempt from paying GST or HST on the following goods and services: specially equipped motor vehicles hospital parking care and supervision services training plan design services home delivered meals medical devices and supplies recreational programs home care services If... Read More


TELUS Relay Service (TRS)

  • Assistive Devices & Medical Supplies

Telus Relay Service allows individuals who are hard of hearing, deaf, or are experiencing trouble with speech, and who have a TTY (Teletypewriter) to make confidential phone calls to others using a standard telephone, whether or not they are Telus subscribers. The service is available 24/7 and can place... Read More


To Do Canada

  • Social Gatherings & Recreation
  • Health and Wellness

To Do Canada is a website that provides links to different organizations that organize sports for individuals with physical disabilities. For more information: Visit the website here Read More


Transition Resource Guide

  • Youth Programs
  • Information Services

The Transition Resource Guide can be used by individuals to obtain the knowledge they need to access resources at college and university and to make a successful transition to post-secondary school. This resource can be used to help inform individuals about the services and accommodations available... Read More


Travel Insurance

  • Travel and Transportation

Travel insurance may be through an employer's plan or purchased separately. If purchased separately, this insurance generally is for a specific time period Covers medical costs while travelling Some plans require claimant to pay for expenses first and then be reimbursed Plans may or may not cover spouse... Read More


Travelling with Disabilities

  • Travel and Transportation

These Government of Canada websites have information and advice for people with disabilities who are travelling including information on how to find out what kinds of accessibility services will be available at your destination location, how to plan your flight, go through airport security screening, Read More


Vehicle Modification Vendors

  • Information Services

Savaria (Formally Shoppers Home Health Care Automotive Division) Phone: 1-855-728-2742 Mail: 2 Walker Dr., Brampton, ON, L6T 5E1 Web: https://www.wheelchairvans.ca/ Sidewinder Conversions and Rentals Address: 44658 Yale Road West, Chilliwack, British Columbia, V2R 0G5 Phone: (604) 792-2082 or 1 (888)... Read More


VIA RAIL

  • Travel and Transportation

VIA Rail offers special services that vary depending on the stations and train facilities. Information on their website includes topics such as: accessibility, service animals, seating, meals, companions, special equipment, priority boarding, and visual, hearing, and speech impairments. Research the... Read More


Well Spouse Association

  • Peer Support
  • Caregivers and Families

The Well Spouse Association advocates for the needs of individuals caring for a chronically ill and/or disabled spouse/partner in the USA. They educate health care professionals and the general public about the special challenges and unique issues that caregiving spouses face every day. Visit the website... Read More


YMCA Canada

  • Health and Wellness

YMCA Canada is dedicated to helping people attain good health through a healthy lifestyle and encouraging them to get involved in making their community a better place for everyone. Each of the 51 YMCAs and YMCA-YWCAs across Canada are independent charities, therefore you will need to get in touch with... Read More


Access to Travel (ATT), Transport Canada

  • Travel and Transportation

The government of Canada’s Access to Travel provides information on accessible transportation and travel across Canada, such as the accessibility of airports and cities, local transportation, travel resources, and government policies, to ensure easier and more enjoyable travelling for people with disabilities, Read More


Canadian Physiotherapy Association

  • Recreation & Fitness
  • Health and Wellness

Physical Therapy is concerned with identifying and maximizing movement potential. Physical therapists are highly trained professionals who treat people of all ages who have medical problems or other health-related conditions that limit their ability to move and perform functional activities in their... Read More


Consortium of MS Centres

  • For Healthcare Professionals

Organized in 1986 under the direction of neurologists interested in the clinical care of multiple sclerosis, the Consortium of MS Centres (CMSC) has grown to become a multi-disciplinary organization providing a team approach to MS care and a network for all health care professionals and others specializing... Read More


Dietitian Canada

  • Health and Wellness

No diet has been proven to impact the course of MS. That said, it makes sense to choose healthy, nutritious foods. A change in diet can also help ease some symptoms of MS (e.g. increasing fibre intake to ease constipation). If you do change your diet radically, it is a good idea to consult your doctor... Read More


DisAbled Women's Network (DAWN)

  • Advocacy & Legal

An organization of and for women with disabilities which seeks to improve the status of women with disabilities by promoting self-help through outreach, advocacy and educational activities. For more information: Visit the website here Read More


Dog Guides, Lions Foundation of Canada

  • Financial Assistance
  • Assistive Devices & Medical Supplies

From guiding their handlers through their daily lives to getting help when it's needed most, Dog Guides play a crucial role in the lives of Canadians with disabilities. Lions Foundation of Canada's mission is to assist Canadians with a medical or physical disability by providing them Dog Guides at no... Read More


Emotions Anonymous

  • Peer Support

Emotions Anonymous (EA) exists to support individuals with emotional difficulties in their efforts to live a more manageable life by using the Emotions Anonymous Program of recovery. Through weekly support meetings, members discover they are not alone in their struggles. There is an emphasis on a Higher... Read More


Employment and Social Development Canada

  • Employment

Provides labor market information, service needs determination and operates a labor exchange _ a clearing house for information on job vacancies _ for all clients. Provides employment counselling, training and income support for selected unemployment insurance recipients and others facing serious labor... Read More


Greyhound Canada Transportation Ltd.

  • Travel and Transportation

Passengers with disabilities and their attendants may travel for the price of one ticket or a reduced fare upon presenting a Disability Travel Card ( refer to L-9 ) and the passengers ID. Persons with disabilities can receive assistance with boarding and de-boarding, luggage, transfers, stowage and... Read More


Information for Caregivers

  • Caregivers and Families

Click on your province or territory on the website provided below to find federal, provincial or territorial and some municipal information relevant to Canadians who are providing various forms of care to a senior. For more information: Visit the website here Read More


Lions Clubs International

  • Financial Assistance
  • Assistive Devices & Medical Supplies

Lions Clubs work to improve their communities through projects and programs. Each club is unique in how it serves. A Lions club in or near your community may sponsor a program that provides assistance for the purchase of eyeglasses, hearing aids, health-related services, scholarships or educational... Read More


MedicAlert Foundation Canada

  • Home Support and Accommodations
  • Assistive Devices & Medical Supplies

The MS Society is happy to announce a partnership with MedicAlert Foundation Canada. MedicAlert is a service that provides ID bracelets that alert emergency responders to a person’s cognitive or medical condition. Some information is printed on the bracelet, however there is also a 24/7 hotline they... Read More


Online Therapy Unit

  • Health and Wellness

Offers adults free Online Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for depression, anxiety, and or pain. Online Cognitive Behaviour Therapy involves reviewing educational material online with the support of a therapist or a guide. Though their guided programs are for Saskatchewan residents only, they also have a... Read More


People First

  • Advocacy & Legal

People First of Canada is the organization representing people with intellectual disabilities. People First of Canada is the voice for people who have been labeled with an intellectual disability. They advocate for human rights, citizenship rights, accommodation rights, and language rights. People First... Read More


Quality of Life Grant Program 2018 – Equipment – MB Division

  • Assistive Devices & Medical Supplies

Are you an individual diagnosed with MS and require assistance with the purchase of Assistive devices? You can apply for a maximum of $300 under the Quality of Life Grant Program. Quality of Life – Equipment Grants Quality of Life - Equipment Grants are made available by the MS Society of Canada to... Read More


Smokers' Helpline

  • Health and Wellness

There is mounting evidence to suggest that smoking tobacco not only increases a persons risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS), but can also accelerate the progression. While a number of studies have examined the link between smoking and MS, certain aspects of the relationship remain unexplored;... Read More


Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

  • Assistive Devices & Medical Supplies

Speech-Language Pathology is the rehabilitative or corrective treatment of physical and/or cognitive deficits/disorders resulting in difficulty with communication. They also deal with adults who have problems in expressive and receptive communication. The Speech-Language Pathologists are integral members... Read More


The Caregiver Space

  • Caregivers and Families

The Caregiver Space is an online space for you to connect to the people and resources you need to help you deal with your role as a caregiver. The Caregiver Space is an information and support hub with online support groups , forums , caregiver toolbox and a caregiver buddy program For more information:... Read More


The Family Caregiver

  • Caregivers and Families

This website is a comprehensive resource for caregivers in Canada to access articles on financial and legal matters, mobility issues, caregiver health, and at home and outside of home care. View province-specific links to local caregiver resources. For more information: Phone: 1-800-209-4810 (Toll Free)... Read More


What Dr. Google Doesn't Tell You About MS

  • Education

MS Connect Education Session - What Dr. Google Doesn't Tell You About MS Join Dr. Reza Vosoughi for a comprehensive presentation on what is currently known about MS, with a focus on the natural history of the disease and its global epidemiology. The latter part of his presentation will be on the CCSVI... Read More


Young Adult Support (YAS) Winnipeg - Winnipeg Area

  • Youth Programs
  • Social Gatherings & Recreation
  • Recreation & Fitness
  • Peer Support
  • Education

Are you a young adult diagnosed with MS? If so, consider joining the Young Adult Support (YAS) group for individuals who have multiple sclerosis and their support network of partners, family and friends. This group meets every other month in a variety of community locations to share, support and learn... Read More


Young Adults Support Group- Portage La Prairie Area

  • Youth Programs
  • Social Gatherings & Recreation
  • Recreation & Fitness
  • Peer Support
  • Education

Join a group made for young adults by young adults. If you’re in Portage La Prairie and affected by MS, there is support available for you through this informal social and supportive forum for young adults living with MS and their support network. The group’s mission is to improve the lives of young... Read More


Long Term and Continuing Care Association of Manitoba

  • Home Support and Accommodations

Long Term & Continuing Care Association of Manitoba has an interactive map showing options for long term and continuing care in communities across Manitoba. They also have a list of financial resource options for those requiring care. For more information: Phone: 1-855-477-9888 (Toll-free) or 204-477-9888... Read More


Private Nursing Care

  • Health and Wellness

Private Companies: Fees may vary between agencies. Research different agencies by looking for: One that has been in business for a substantial time Run by someone with a nursing background Specializes in providing home care Regularly reviews customer satisfaction Has a registered nurse responsible for... Read More


The Movement Centre of Manitoba

  • Health and Wellness

The Movement Centre of Manitoba is a non-profit organization that is committed to improving the physical health of children and adults with physical disabilities. Through the teachings of _Conductive Educationî, they strive to maximize the independence of their clients. They provide movement and learning... Read More


Child Care Subsidy

  • Financial Assistance
  • Caregivers and Families

The Child Care Subsidy Program provides provincial support to eligible families to help with the cost of care by reducing child care fees for children from the ages of 12 weeks to 12 years. Your eligibility depends on various factors including: income the number and age of your children the number of... Read More


Age Friendly Manitoba

  • Education
  • Advocacy & Legal

The Age-Friendly Manitoba Initiative Web site is an online, one-stop resource centre that will provide Age-friendly communities with information, discussions, resources, and identify key persons to assist communities in becoming more age-friendly. Visit the website here Read More


Winnipeg Regional Health Authority

  • Health and Wellness

The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) is one of the largest and most diverse health regions in Canada. It is responsible for providing health care to more than 700,000 people living in the City of Winnipeg as well as the surrounding Rural Municipalities of East and West St. Paul and the Town... Read More


Independent Advisor Program

  • Home Support and Accommodations
  • Advocacy & Legal

Available to both Manitoba renters and landlords who experience problems with tenancy agreements and other legal documents related to tenancies. The program can help people get important information and advice, file claims and get ready for hearing. For more information: Phone: 204-881-1714 (Tenants)... Read More


Exceptional Drug Status

  • Health and Wellness
  • Financial Assistance

Certain drugs are approved for coverage under the Exception Drug Status (EDS) Program when they meet specific criteria and upon review and recommendation of the Manitoba Drug Standards and Therapeutics Committee (MDSTC). The drugs usually fall into one of the following categories: The drug is ordinarily... Read More


Manitoba Pharmacare Program

  • Health and Wellness
  • Financial Assistance

Pharmacare is a drug benefit program for eligible Manitobans, regardless of disease or age, whose income is seriously affected by high prescription drug costs. Pharmacare coverage is based on both your total family income and the amount you pay for eligible prescription drugs. The total family income... Read More


Independent Living Resource Centre

  • Information Services
  • Home Support and Accommodations
  • Financial Assistance
  • Employment
  • Advocacy & Legal

ILRC staff can provide a vast array of current and accurate information or make a referral to people with concerns about, but not limited to, such issues as: Independent Living Options ( SFMC / Brokerage ) Advocacy Housing Financial Support Options Education Employment Transportation Recreation Local... Read More


Community Living Manitoba

  • Health and Wellness
  • Advocacy & Legal

Community Living Manitoba is dedicated to the full inclusion of persons of all ages who live with an intellectual disability. Living, working and learning in an inclusive community means that all people Ü including those with an intellectual disability Ü have a variety of opportunities to contribute... Read More


Occupational Therapist

  • Health and Wellness

Occupational therapists are health care professionals who assist in developing or maintaining life roles and activities at home and in the community when ones ability to function independently has been challenged by accident, handicap, emotional problems, developmental difficulties or disease Therapists... Read More


MS Clinic Manitoba

  • Health and Wellness

Please note _ a referral from a family doctor or specialist is required prior to an appointment at any MS Clinic. Ongoing patient services may include: Diagnosis, Medical follow-up, Treatment/symptoms management, Referral to allied health services, Counselling and education. The MS Clinic may consist... Read More


Canadian Paraplegic Association Manitoba

  • Information Services
  • Health and Wellness
  • Employment
  • Advocacy & Legal

CPA (Manitoba) Inc. is a non-profit organization representing persons with spinal cord injuries (SCI) in Manitoba. They aim to assist persons with spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities to achieve independence, self-reliance, and full community participation. CPAs Core Services: Rehabilitation... Read More


Society for Manitobans with Disabilities (SMD)

  • Information Services
  • Health and Wellness
  • Employment
  • Assistive Devices & Medical Supplies

SMD offers programs and services that provide people with assistance. From education and work training to assistive devices programs to counselling and therapy programs, professionals and volunteers connect people with the resources they need to become more active in their community, participating in... Read More


Manitoba Metis Federation

  • Employment

The Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) is the official democratic and self-governing political representative for the Metis Nations Manitoba Metis Community. The MMF promotes the political, social, cultural, and economic interests and rights of the Metis in Manitoba. In addition, the MMF delivers programs... Read More


Reaching E-Quality Employment Services (REES)

  • Employment

Reaching E-Quality Employment Services (REES) is a community-based employment service assisting people with physical disabilities or health conditions to gain employment. They provide programs such as: Employment Assistance Service Co-op Project Enhanced Internship Training Project Hiring Incentive... Read More


Manitoba Food Banks

  • Health and Wellness
  • Financial Assistance

Food Banks are non-profit, community based organizations distribute food and often offer other resources. Their goals are to collect and share surplus food with people who are hungry and often to help people step up and out of poverty. For more information: Visit the website here Find a food bank near... Read More


Psychologist

  • Health and Wellness

Psychologists are extensively trained in assessment and treatment. They use their specialized knowledge of human behaviour, emotion, personality and mental processes to make diagnoses. The Psychological Association of Manitoba (PAM) is the provincial regulatory organization for the practice of all branches... Read More


The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba

  • Health and Wellness

The college is a professional organization of Physicians and Surgeons within Manitoba. Their website offers a doctor search service that allows clients to search for physicians by specialty and area. The College of Physicians and Surgeons is also the governing body for physicians within the province... Read More


Parking Permit Program

  • Travel and Transportation

The Manitoba Parking Permit Program is a program regulated by Manitoba Infrastructure and Technology and administered by SMD. The Program ensures that when a person has difficulty walking more than 50 metres they can park in one of the specially designated parking spots in lots across the province. Read More


Southern Health Rehabilitation

  • Health and Wellness

Southern Health-Sant_ Sud offers a full range of integrated rehabilitation services to the residents of the region, including Occupational Therapy (OT), Physiotherapy (PT), Speech-Language Pathology (S-LP) and Audiology (AUD). OT, PT and S-LP services are available on an inpatient or outpatient basis. Read More


Westman Coalition

  • Employment

The Westman Coalition is a partnership formed between local employers, employment agencies and the Manitoba Family Services and Consumer Affairs. This partnership formed in 2004 was designed to help a growing population of neglected disabled people who had the desire to work, but lacked the means to... Read More


Assistive Technology

  • Assistive Devices & Medical Supplies

Therapists will have information about where you can borrow, rent or buy specialized equipment, as well as programs that can help with the equipment. Occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech-language pathologists and audiologists work in clinics, hospitals, community-based agencies and private... Read More


Children's disABILITY Services

  • Caregivers and Families

Provides support to families to care for children who have physical and/or mental disabilities. Family supports include: counselling; information and referral; respite care; child development; therapy services; supplies and equipment; home modifications; transportation; and training. For more information:... Read More


Community Living disABILITY Services

  • Home Support and Accommodations
  • Caregivers and Families

Community Living disABILITY Services (CLDS) offers a range of day and residential services aimed at providing adults with a mental disability the opportunity for independence in a community setting to the extent possible for each individual. CLDS supports that are potentially available include residential... Read More


Community Respite Services (CRS)

  • Caregivers and Families

Community Respite Service (CRS) provides parents and caregivers of people with intellectual and/or physical disabilities the opportunity to take a much deserved break. They also provide support, companionship and assistance to people with disabilities whether they are living independently in their communities... Read More



Employment and Income Assistance (EIA)

  • Financial Assistance
  • Employment

The Employment and Income Assistance Program (EIA) provides financial help to Manitobans who have no other way to support themselves or their families. This includes benefits from the Rent Assist Program that helps with housing costs. For people who are able to work, EIA will help them go back to work... Read More


Get Your Benefits

  • Information Services
  • Financial Assistance

Get your benefits is a publication developed by the Manitoba College of Family Physicians and the Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre. It provides a summary of information on many services available to Manitobans, such as: Information on filing taxes Employment & income assistance Services for families... Read More


Handi-Transit, Brandon Transit

  • Travel and Transportation

Handi-Transit Service is for passengers with disabilities who cannot use the regular Transit service. Service provides: Door-to-door transportation within the City of Brandon; To and from accessible building entrances; Call back service for medical appointments only; 24 hour message service for cancellations. Read More


Health Links - Info Sant_

  • Information Services
  • Health and Wellness

Health Links - Info Sant_ is a 24-hour, 7-days a week telephone information service. Staffed by registered nurses with the knowledge to provide answers over the phone to health care questions and guide you to the care you need. For more information: Phone: 1-888-315-9257 (Toll-free) or 204-788-8200... Read More


Home Care

  • Home Support and Accommodations

Home care is provided to Manitobans of all ages based on assessed need and in consideration of other resources available to the individual including families, community resources and other programs. Services you may receive: direct service workers to assist with personal care, meals, and family relief... Read More


Law Phone-in and Lawyer Referral Program

  • Advocacy & Legal

The Law Phone-In & Lawyer Referral Program provides general legal information and advice over the phone in response to callers inquiries. Callers are also referred to appropriate law-related agencies, where such an agency exists and the situation warrants it. The Law Phone-In & Lawyer Referral Program... Read More


Legal Aid Manitoba

  • Advocacy & Legal

Legal Aid Manitoba provides legal help to people who are financially eligible. For those who qualify, they help: People with family issues such as divorce, child custody, child support, spousal support, and protection/prevention orders; Families involved in a court proceeding with a child protection... Read More


Manitoba Community Services Directory

  • Information Services

This online directory includes community, government, and social services provided by non-profit and government organizations to Manitobans, including health services, personal care homes, and counselling services. For more information: Visit the website here Read More


Manitoba Crisis Lines

  • Health and Wellness

If you are in crisis now please call any of the crisis line numbers listed below or dial the local emergency telephone number (often 911) in your area. Klinic Crisis Line 1-888-322-3019 (Toll-free), 204-786-8686 (Local), 204-784-4097 (TTY) Open 24/7 Manitoba Suicide Line " Reason to Live " 1-877-435-7170... Read More


Manitoba Disabilities Issues Office

  • Advocacy & Legal

The DIO: supports the Minister responsible for Persons with Disabilities in ensuring the development of disability inclusive policies and programs supports accessibility legislation in Manitoba, serving as the Secretariat to the Accessibility Advisory Council and promoting accessibility legislation... Read More


Manitoba Housing

  • Home Support and Accommodations

Manitoba Housing provides a wide range of subsidized housing throughout the province of Manitoba. they partner with other governments, community organizations and private groups to create safe and affordable housing. Individuals and organizations may be eligible for one of the following programs: Rental... Read More


Manitoba Human Rights Commission

  • Advocacy & Legal

The Manitoba Human Rights Commission is the agency responsible for carrying out the provisions of The Human Rights Code (Manitoba). It is an arms-length agency, funded by the Manitoba Government. The Commission enforces the anti-discrimination provisions of The Code through its complaint process . Anyone, Read More


Manitoba Ombudsman

  • Advocacy & Legal

The ombudsman can investigate your complaint about access to information and privacy matters, the fairness of government actions or decisions, or serious 'wrongdoings' that you believe may have occurred. Their website contains information about the different kinds of investigations the ombudsman can... Read More


marketAbilities Program

  • Employment

Offers a wide range of employment focused services to assist adults with disabilities in preparing for, obtaining and maintaining employment. These services may include: Vocational Counselling: A Vocational Counsellor will assist in exploring vocational goals based on the individual's interests, abilities... Read More


Massage Therapy

  • Health and Wellness

The Massage Therapist Association of Manitoba is the only organized and recognized voice for practicing Registered Massage Therapists in Manitoba. Through this site you will be able to find information on how to find a massage therapist. An RMT is a primary health care provider and anyone may visit... Read More


Meals Programs across Manitoba

  • Health and Wellness

Meals programs across Manitoba vary in cost, delivery days and eligibility. As such, please check with the program in your area before making any decision on selecting the home delivery or congregate program that is right for you. For more information select your region below: Winnipeg & Brandon Interlake... Read More


Mental Health

  • Health and Wellness

If you are in a crisis please phone 911, your local emergency number or one of the crisis lines listed here Community Mental Health Agencies: Artbeat Studio Provides social supports, working art studio and gallery space, and mentorship for individuals living with mental illness for the purpose of recovery... Read More


Moving Forward Peer Support Group - Winnipeg Area

  • Peer Support

Self-Help & Support Groups • Groups are a great way to connect with other people affected by MS and to share information and support in a safe confidential environment. All groups are open to new members. Please contact Deanna (204- 943-9595 ext. 4905 or email deanna.austin@mssociety.ca) who will help... Read More


Peer Support Group - Morden Area

  • Social Gatherings & Recreation
  • Peer Support

Support Groups: Groups are a great way to connect with other people affected by MS and to share information and support in a safe confidential environment. All groups are open to any persons affected by MS in the Morden/Winkler and surrounding areas. When: Wednesday, April 18th, at 7pm-9pm Where: 3010... Read More


Peer Support Group- Portage La Prairie Area

  • Social Gatherings & Recreation
  • Peer Support
  • Education

Support Groups & Coffee Crews: Groups are a great way to connect with other people affected by MS and to share information and support in a safe confidential environment. All groups are open to new and existing members. 2nd Wednesday of the month, 11:30am-1:30pm, at a location off-site within the Portage... Read More


Personal Care Home

  • Home Support and Accommodations

A Personal Care Home (PCH) provides 24 hour nursing and personal care for individuals who can no longer manage independently at home with family support and/or other community services such as Home Care. Personal Care Homes offer the following services: 24 hour nursing care Personal care Basic medical... Read More


Self-Help Group - Selkirk Area NEW!

  • Education

Support Groups: Groups are a great way to connect with other people affected by MS and to share information and support in a safe confidential environment. All groups are open to all affected by MS in the Selkirk area or surrounding areas. Support Group in Selkirk, MB is Live! When: 2nd Thursday of... Read More


Social Lunch Group - Steinbach Area

  • Peer Support

Support Groups & Social Lunch Groups: Groups are a great way to connect with other people affected by MS and to share information and support in a safe confidential environment. All groups are open to new and existing members. When: 4th Thursday of the month at 12:00pm Where: off-site location within... Read More


Study Assistance for Social Allowances Recipients (SASAR)

  • Youth Programs
  • Financial Assistance

Provides educational costs for social assistance participants pursuing full-time studies whose educational plan has been approved. For more information: Phone: 1-866-559-6778 (Toll-free), 204-945-0183 (Local), 1-800-855-0511(TTY) Visit the website here Find the Winnipeg or rural Manitoba EIA office... Read More


Take Action - Manitoba Division

  • Advocacy & Legal

Priority Issues MS Society Priorities – 2015 Lifelong and Age appropriate care Employment and Income Support Accessibility Access to treatment and healthcare from outside the city centre Caregiver acknowledgement/support Ways to Take Action Become an MS Ambassador MS Day at the Leg – May MS Day at City... Read More


The Accessibility for Manitobans Act

  • Advocacy & Legal

The Accessibility for Manitobans Act ( AMA) outlines a clear and proactive process to identify, remove and prevent barriers to accessibility. The AMA is the next step to fulfilling governments vision of full participation and inclusion for all Manitobans. The AMA affects all Manitobans _ individuals... Read More

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