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Funding categories: the limit is up to $1500* for the year

1. Client Safety

These items try to reduce the client’s immediate safety concerns at home, at school, on transit, and to their overall health.

*Items may be considered for Up to $1500 transaction

Equipment (Maximum of $1500) 

What items qualify: 

  • *Wheelchairs, walkers, standers, commodes, AFO’s, serial castings, limb prosthetics, mobility aids (e.g. lap belts, canes), catheterization equipment, suction machine, oxygen machine, other respiratory devices (e.g. BiPAP), helmets, feeding pumps, hearing aids, specialized vision aids, splints, hand braces, bathing systems, transfer boards. 
  • Communication devices, writing aids, sensory equipment, foot orthotics (inserts), hospital mattresses, backup-wheelchairs, lifts, access ramps, special car seats, accessibility modifications for vehicle or home (integration of accessible equipment for home/vehicle will be considered, does not include cost of car or home building material or repairs) 

Documentation Needed:

Support letter from:

  • Occupational therapist, Physiotherapist, Prescriber, Nurse Practitioner or Physician 
  • Quote or invoice from the chosen company (can be a screenshot from the website or a receipt)
  • If you are eligible for insurance, please provide a letter indicating the outstanding balance 

Medication - Prescribed (Maximum of $500) 

What items qualify: 

  • Registered prescribed medication (not over the counter) with an assigned Drug Insurance Number (DIN) that is not covered by OHIP, or medical insurance. 
  • Medication not covered by OHIP Plus that is critical for your child’s health 

Documentation Needed: 

  • Support letter from: Nurse Practitioner or Physician 
  • Actual medication prescription (from the Physician prescribing the medication) 
  • Quote or invoice from the chosen pharmacy (can be a receipt)
  • If you are eligible for insurance, please provide a letter indicating the outstanding balance 

2. Wellness and quality of life

These items/services are to reduce possible risk of harm through caregiver support, lived experiences, social activity and recreation programs. Services & programs offer your child/client the chance to improve their quality of life, as well as offering caregiver relief. 

Recreation  (Maximum of $500)

What items qualify: 

Recreational programs that are not therapy led (therapy and/or treatment goals) i.e. social based programs, sports, summer camp, art programs and social activities ONLY will be considered. 

Documentation Needed: 

Support letter from: 

  • Social Worker, Therapeutic Recreation Staff, Physiotherapist, Nurse Practitioner, Youth Worker staff or Physician
  • Quote or invoice for the program (can be a screenshot from the website or receipt)

Respite/Childcare: at home or at camp (Maximum of $1000) 

What items qualify: 

  • Respite at a known respite facility (including Holland Bloorview) or agency (e.g. 1:1 care, not camp costs, no nursing) 
  • Respite provided to the client through non-agency worker (e.g., family caregiver who is not parent or guardian) 
  • Respite provided to a client attending a camp program 
  • Respite services provided to the client at home by a recognized organization offering respite care

Documentation Needed:

Support letter from: 

  • Social Worker, Nurse Practitioner or Physician 
  • For non-agency workers or childcare providers: A “support worker invoice” form has to be filled and attached to the application 
  • For agency workers: A quote or invoice from a recognized organization that offers respite care 
  • Click HERE for support worker invoice claim form (PDF).

*NEW* Rental/Lease Equipment Funding is now available! (Maximum of $500)

*Equipment funding may be considered for up to $2000 if costs surpass $2000 for an individual item or transaction.

What items qualify:

  • *Rental wheelchairs, walkers, standers, commodes,
  • Communication devices, writing aids hospital mattresses.

Documentation Needed:

  • Copy of lease/rental agreement 
  • Quote/invoice (can be a screenshot from a website)
  • If you are eligible for insurance, please provide a letter indicating the outstanding balance  

Support letter from:

  • Prescriber , Nurse Practitioner, Occupational therapist, Physiotherapist or Physician