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Type of Aid: Financial Aid with Co-Pay
Amount: up to $3,000 per individual, per year
Eligibility Requirements: Easter Seals provides financial assistance when all other avenues have been exhausted for children, youth, and young adults up to 19 years old who have a physical disability that restricts independent mobility and impacts daily living. This programs helps fund eligible items such as wheelchairs, ramps, bathing equipment etc. Parents are expected to contribute the first $50 of each request.
Eligibility Details
Eligible Items for Funding
Child Registration Application
Financial Assistance Application
Incontinence Supplies Grant Application
Prism Medical Sling Application
Toll-Free: 1-866-630-3336
Email: services@easterseals.org

Type of Aid: Grant
Amount: up to $15,000 lifetime maximum for home modifications; up to $15,000 every ten years for vehicle modifications
Eligibility Requirements: This program is run by March of Dimes Ontario and is open to permanent Ontario residents with a substantial impairment expected to last one year or more. By reducing or eliminating life safety risks, these modifications enable children and adults with mobility restrictions to continue living in their homes, avoid job loss and participate in their communities. Both homeowners, tenants, and host families can apply for modifications, provided they meet income and disability eligibility.
Eligibility Details
Program Guidelines
Applicant Assessment Form
Phone: 519-642-3700
Toll Free: 1-877-369-4867

Type of Aid: Tax credit
Amount: If you qualify, you can claim up to $10,000 worth of eligible home improvements on your tax return. The amount of money you get back for these expenses is calculated as 15 per cent of the eligible expenses you claim. For example, if you spend and then claim $10,000 worth of eligible expenses, you could get $1,500 back.
Eligibility Requirements:

  • 65 years old or older by the end of the year for which you are claiming the credit; or
  • living with a family member who is a senior

Contact: You have to claim your total expenses on your personal income tax return. To do this, you will have to complete Schedule ON(S12) of your tax return and put the amount you spent on eligible renovations next to box 6311 on form ON479.
Additional Information: http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/E/pub/tg/5006-pc/5006-pc-15e.html#homes_credit

Type of Aid: The Ontario trillium benefit (OTB) is the combined payment of the Ontario energy and property tax credit, theNorthern Ontario energy credit, and the Ontario sales tax credit.
Amount: The annual OTB entitlement is usually divided by 12 and the payments issued monthly. Your 2016 OTB payments, which are based on your 2015 income tax and benefit return, will be issued on the 10th of each month, starting on July 10, 2016.
Additional Information: http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/bnfts/rltd_prgrms/fq_ntr_ntb-eng.html
Contact: 1-800-959-8281 (for service in English)
1-800-959-7383 (for service in French)

Type of Aid: The OSHPTG is not provided automatically. To receive this grant, you have to apply for it by completing and attaching Form ON-BEN to your 2015 tax return.
Amount: Your grant for 2016 will be based on the information you provide on your 2015 return. You should receive it within four to eight weeks after you receive your 2015 notice of assessment. To estimate the amount of OSHPTG you may be entitled to, use the calculator.

  • you were 64 years of age or older; and
  • you owned and occupied a principal residence in Ontario, for which you or someone on your behalf paid property tax for 2015. A principal residence is a housing unit that you usually occupy during the year. For example, it can be a house, condominium or mobile home.

Contact:  For more information please contact the CRA at 1-800-959-8281

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