Autism Ontario Kingston Chapter wishes to acknowledge the Ontario Trillium Foundation, an Agency of the Government of Ontario for funding these presentations.


Ministry of Children and Youth Services / Ministère des Services à l'Enfance et à la Jeunesse

East Region

Special Services at Home / Services particuliers à domicile

Application / formulaire de demande

  • Assists children with developmental or physical disabilities
  • Assists adults with disabilities to live at home with their family
  • Helps pay for services inside and out side the home (if not already receiving residential support)
  • Can be used to hire support workers, for specialized camps, or equipment
  • Depends on the type and amount of services needed, what support is already being received
  • Must have a developmental or physical disability
  • Must live in Ontario
  • Need more support than most families can provide
  • Living at home with family or not being helped by a residential service

 Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities / Aide à l'égard d'enfants qui ont un handicap grave

  • Helps parents assist with the extra costs of having a child living with a servere disability
  • $25 to $480 per month to help with travelling to appointments, medications, medical treatments, medical equipment, assistive devices, dental care, etc.
  • Application will take some time to process
  • Funding depends on family income, size of family, number of members with a disability, severity of the disability, extraordinary costs associated with the disability
  • Child must be under 18 years of age
  • Must be a resident of Ontario
  • Must qualify as severly disabled
  • Must have ongoing extraordinary costs related to the disability

Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) / Programme ontarien de soutien aux personnes handicapées (POSPH)

Income Support

  • For those living with a disability and in financial need
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must be Ontario resident
  • Must be in financial need
  • Must have a substantial physical or mental impairment that is continuous or recurrent and expected to last 1 year or more

Employment Support

  • To help you find a job, keep your job, advance your career
  • To help those living with a disability who can and want to work get support and find employment
  • Must be 16 years old
  • Must be Ontario resident
  • Must be legally allowed to work in Canada
  • Must have a disability that is expected to last 1 year or more and makes it hard for you to keep a job

Passport Funding through Developmental Services Ontario

  • Can be used for respite workers, comunity participation and activities, transportation
  • Must be 16 years of age
  • Must be Ontario resident
  • Must provice psychological assessment

Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) / Agence du revenu du Canada (ARC)

Child Disability Benefit /  prestation pour enfants handicapés

  • Tax free benefit for families who care for an eligible child under 18 years of age
  • Benefit: Monthly Payment
  • Credit: calculated as part of your annual tax return
  • Impairment/disability must be expected to last a continuous period of at least 1 year
  • Form T2201 must be completed by a Medical Practitioner

Form T2201: Disability Tax Credit Certificate / formulaire T2201, Certificat pour le crédit d'impôt pour personnes handicapées

NOTE: In the case of Autism, the year of onset is the year of birth.  You may want to get more information about both the tax benefit and tax credit.  You may be eligible to have previous years' taxes reassessed.  Please speak with CRA or your tax professional.

If your application is approved, you may wish to get more information about Registered Disability Savings Plan.

Opportunities Fund

Financement : Fonds d'intégration pour les personnes handicapées

  • Helps prepare for, obtain and maintain employment or self-employment
  • Must have a permanent physical or mental disability which restricts a person's ability to perform daily activities
  • Must be eligible to work in Canada
  • Must be a Canadian Citizen
  • Must not be eligible for Employment Insurance, Employment Benefits or similar programs
  • Must be 16 years old
  • Is only done through an agency

The Assistive Devices Program  /  Programme d'appareils et accessoires fonctionnels

  • For equipment such as wheelchairs, hearing aids, etc.
  • For specialized supplies such as ostomies
  • Covers 75% of the cost
  • Repairs and replacements are not covered
  • Must be Ontario resident
  • Must have valid Ontario Health Card
  • Must require the equipment for 6 months or longer
  • Income is not considered
  • Must not be receiving funds from Workplace Safety & Insurance Board for the same supplies/equipment
  • Must not be a Group "A" Veteran qualifying for/receiving financial support from Veterans Affairs for the same supplies/equipment
  • Must provide medical statement/psychological assessment documentation


Jennifer Ashleigh Children's Charity

  • For seriously ill children, those with a disabilty, medical expenses, treatment needs, financial assistance in times of need
  • For hospital/treatment costs, household costs, respite care, medical treatment, medication, therapy
  • Funding and eligibility is base on situarion and need
  • Must be diagnosed with a physical disability, severe medical issue that cannot be controlled with medication and distrupts the live of the child/family or a mental health disorder
  • Must be in financial need due to the extra costs of the child's disability/illness
  • Must be 18 years or younger
  • Must be Canadian citizens
  • Must have a family gross income fo $60 000 or less or have more than one child with a disability
  • Must not be receiving other financial support
  • Must not own more than one home/property

Sunshine Dreams for Kids: The Sunshine Foundation

  • Makes dreams come true for children with a severe physical disability or life-threatening illness
  • Anyone can refer
  • Must not have received a dream/wish from a similar organization
  • Not to be used for medical equipment, to attend medical conferences, travel to dangerous locations, motorized vehicles, home renovations, shopping sprees, pools or hot tubs

First Hand Foundation: Global

  • For children needing assistance with clinical necessitities such as surgery, medication, therapy, medical equipment, or travel expenses related to the child's disability or illness
  • For treatment, equipment, motor vehicle modifications, gas/parking expenses related to the child's health
  • Must be 18 years of younger, however 19-21 years will be considered if functioning in a child-like state of mind
  • Must be under the care of a pediatrician
  • Must be clinically relevant to the health of the child
  • Must not be receiving funding from insurance or another organization
  • May request once per year per child up to a maximum of 3 times

March of DimesNos services sont disponibles en français

Pour obtenir une aide en français, composez le 1-800-263-3463 et choisissez 0 pour parler avec un représentant.

  • For basic home and vehicle modifications
  • For those with a substantial impairment expected to last 1 year or more
  • Home modifications: lifetime maximum of $15 000
  • Vehicle modifications: maximum every 10 years of $15 000
  • Must have permanent physical disability or aquired brain injury
  • Must be 16 years or older
  • Must be Ontario resident
  • Must have valid Ontario Health Card

Easter Seals

  • Must be/become a member
  • For children and youth with physical disabilities to achieve greater independence, accessibility and integration
  • For essential mobility equipment such as wheelchair, walker, ramp or lift
  • Maximum $3 000 per year per child
  • Must be under 19 years
  • Must be Ontario resident
  • Must have long-term physical disability restricting independent mobility
  • Must not have a primary diagnosis of a developmental disability or a correctable condition
  • Applications are accepted from January 1st to September 30th or until funds are gone
  • Must complete seperate applications for each piece of equipment
  • Will not cover equipment previously ordered/received

President's Choice Children's Charity

  • Must be diagnosed with a physical or developmental disability
  • Must be 18 years or younger
  • Maximum household income $70 000
  • Must be Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident


Poppy Fund (Royal Canadian Legion)

  • For currently serving or previously served member of RCMP, Canadian Armed Forces and their families/dependants in need
  • For prescription medications, heating costs, food, clothing, medical equipment or appliances

Support Our Troops

Disability Specific

  • For Candian Armed Forces members, veterans and their families
  • Various Grants available
  • For families who have children with special needs, financial stress, etc.
  • For assistive devices, respite care, therapy, medical travel, prescriptions
  • Require medical professional recommendations/report/letter/assessment
  • Must provide receipts or estimates

True Patriot Love

True Patriot Love provides the opportunity for charities and organizations to apply for funding of programs which are aligned with the Foundation's mandate. As a Foundation, True Patriot Love supports initiatives within the pillars of family supports, mental health, physical rehabilitation and all facets of veteran transition to benefit the active service members of the Canadian Armed Forces, veterans and their families.Eligibility

Canadian registered charities are eligible for consideration. Successful grant recipients will submit strong applications with details on programming which will be of direct benefit to Canadian Armed Forces service members, veterans and their families. A Canadian Revenue Agency number is required.

Watch for information about future application windows. ** For programs not individuals.

CF Morale & Welfare Services  / Services Bien-ètre et moral FC



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