Resources | Programs & Services | Funding
Autism Calgary is an association of individuals and families living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) striving to assist each other and the broader community so that those with ASD live meaningful and purposeful lives in a community that values them.
Calgary Adaptive Hub
Calgary Adaptive Hub (CAH) | Vivo For Healthier Generations
Offers quality inclusive and accessible sport and recreation programs where all children and youth can belong.
CADS (Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing)
Participate in Adaptive Snowsports | CADS Calgary
CADS Calgary is a volunteer based non-profit charity that provides opportunities for people with disabilities to experience the joy of learning, participating and even competing in alpine Snowsports. CADS Calgary is recognized as being the largest single location CADS program in Canada with 150-200 students each year. This includes individuals with spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, visually impaired, and other neurodevelopmental disabilities.
Homepage • Children's Link (childrenslink.ca)
Children’s Link offers resources, information, connections and hope to families and professionals in the disabilities community.
Parents Survival Resource & Connection Society
Parent's Survival Resource & Connection | Disability Support & Resource Mentors | Canada (parentsurvival.ca)
PSRCS works to improve the well-being / mental health of those who support or are individuals within the disability community. We do this through Empowerment, Connection and Guidance of all ages. Equipping each person with the skills and resources they need to help them thrive.
Situation, Advocation, Support & Success (SASS)
Are you feeling stuck, lost or overwhelmed with the process of a diagnosis. Do you have piles of information, papers and medical files everywhere? Parent’s Survival Resource & Connection Society is proud to offer SASS (Situation, Avocation, Support, Success) made possible by Calgary Foundation! This four part workshop is available free of charge to help you set goals for your situation, get organized, learn to advocate, feel successful and have continued support through your process.
Register at: https://www.parentsurvival.ca/.
SHIFT Accessibility Contractors
Home | SHIFT (shiftaccessibility.ca)
Shift Accessibility Contractors Ltd. is a general contracting company specializing in accessible and universal construction for homes and businesses throughout Calgary. They work directly with occupational therapists, homeowners, architects, and businesses to modify environments, making them accessible and more inclusive for people of all abilities!
PROGRAMS & SERVICES:
Autism Aspergers Friendship Society of Calgary (AAFS)
Autism Aspergers Friendship Society of Calgary - Home (aafscalgary.com)
AAFS provides respite care in a social and recreational environment for children, youth and adults on the spectrum of Autism; this includes, but is not limited to, Autism, Aspergers, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Non-Verbal Learning Disorder.
Creating Possibilities for Children and Adults with Diverse Abilities | AdaptAbilities
Adaptabilities is a non-profit that makes a positive impact on the whole family. Children and adults with diverse abilities thrive in the programs and their families get an essential break from caregiving to live, work and support their own well-being. They provide year-round programs, in-home services, and summer camps.
Between friends is a pan-disability organization providing quality social, recreation and development opportunities to more than 80 different disability groups; of which, over 40% of are on the Autism Spectrum. Their programs & services are designed for children, youth, and adults based on age group & interests. Everyone is welcome to participate at Between Friends, regardless of ability, age, gender, race, gender identity, religion or culture.
Programs and Services | CNIB
A non-profit organization driven to change what it is to be blind today. They deliver innovative programs and powerful advocacy that empower people impacted by blindness to live their dreams and tear down barriers to inclusion.
Dogs With Wings
About Us - Dogs with Wings
Dogs with Wings provides service to residents of Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. They foster integration and independence for individuals and social service agencies by providing them with highly trained Assistance Dogs.
Eric's house is a day facility for adults living with disabilities such as Autism, Down Syndrome, and other global delays. They offer in-house programming as well as community outings.
Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD)
Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD) | Alberta.ca
The FSCD program works with eligible families to provide support and services based on each child and family’s needs.
Pacekids Programs | Special Needs Programs | PUF | FSCD | Calgary
Pacekids is a charitable organization that strives to empower children with special needs and their families through excellence in therapy and education.
Petro-Canada CareMakers Foundation
Petro-Canada CareMakers Foundation
The Petro‑Canada CareMakers Foundation creates awareness and understanding of the issue of family caregiving in Canada. They raise funds that can be used to enable and amplify the work of charitable organizations in Canada that currently support family caregivers by convening and collaborating with others in the sector to create innovative new programs, resources and tools.
Support For Caregivers - Caregivers Alberta
Caregivers Alberta strives to empower caregivers and promote their well-being by providing resources, mental health support, and education for people caring for family members or friends.
FUNDING & CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS:
Brave Little Canadians
BRAVE little CANADIANS FOUNDATION
BRAVE little CANADIANS FOUNDATION is a registered, federal non-profit, based in Canada. They support and empower every BRAVE little CANADIAN as they honor their medical journey by providing superhero capes, brave hearts, and badges to children's hospitals in Canada.
CP Support Canada
By spreading the message of the importance of play and recreational activities for children living with cerebral palsy, our community will generate funding to provide bursaries to children living with cerebral palsy to support their ability to engage in play and have fun.
CP Smile Project:
If you are a parent caring for a child with cerebral palsy living in Canada, you qualify! All you need to do is send in a 30 to 60 second video showing what makes your child smile. Voila! You have been entered to receive a $1,000 bursary to be used toward anything that makes your child smile.
Easter Seals Canada
Home - Easter Seals Canada
Easter Seals is Canada’s largest local provider of programs, services, and issues-leadership and development for the disability community. Serving a broad range of people—both children and adults—with varying physical, intellectual, sensory and learning disabilities, we help to ensure that everyone living with a disability has access to the equipment, programs, services and support they need to make the most of their abilities and live their lives to the fullest.
Home | Jumpstart (canadiantire.ca)
Jumpstart helps kids overcome financial and accessibility barriers to sport and recreation in an effort to provide inclusive play for kids of all abilities.
Jordan’s Principle | Assembly of First Nations (afn.ca)
Jordan's Principle makes sure all First Nations children living in Canada can access the products, services and supports they need, when they need them. Funding can help with a wide range of health, social and educational needs, including the unique needs that First Nations Two-Spirit and LGBTQQIA children and youth and those with disabilities may have.
MS Quality of Life Equipment Grants
Quality of Life Equipment Program — MS Society of Canada
The MS Society offers individuals living with MS a wide variety of programs that promote personal independence and contribute to an enhanced quality of life. The Quality of Life Equipment Grants are designed to provide financial assistance to those requiring support with the purchase of mobility equipment, and safety devices.
Oracle Health Foundation
Oracle Health Foundation
Oracle Health Foundation provides pediatric case grants for medicine, surgeries, travel, and equipment; wellness screenings to elementary school students; social-emotional support and education initiatives to middle school students; health education to high school students; and much more.
Petro‑Canada CareMakers Foundation
Petro-Canada CareMakers Foundation
The Petro-Canada CareMakers Foundation creates awareness and understanding of the issue of family caregiving in Canada. They raise funds that can be used to enable and amplify the work of charitable organizations in Canada that currently support family caregivers by convening and collaborating with others in the sector to create innovative new programs, resources and tools.
Alberta Aids to Daily Living (AADL)
Alberta Aids to Daily Living (AADL) | Alberta.ca
AADL helps Albertans with a long-term disability, chronic or terminal illness to pay for basic medical equipment and supplies.
- ALS Society of Alberta
ALS Society of Alberta (alsab.ca)
Through our provincial loan program the ALS Societry is able to assist people living with ALS by lending power mobility devices, assistive communication devices, and other medical equipment.
- Brady’s Foundation
Home — Brady's Foundation (bradysfoundation.ca)
Brady's Foundation is a charity devoted to supporting Alberta families in the Rare Disease community whose children have been diagnosed with a terminal disease.
Cerebral Palsy Kids and Families
Funding Programs — Cerebral Palsy Kids and Families (calgarycp.org)
CP Kids & Families funding programs help fund items and recreational activities that directly benefit individuals with cerebral palsy.
Go Baby Go!
Go Baby Go - Variety Alberta - The Children's Charity
Go Baby Go is a program that supports children living with limited mobility using ride-on adaptive toy cars with push-button switches, supportive seating and communication devices to provide opportunities for children to move independently in ways that they otherwise would not be able to do on their own.
Residential Access Modification Program (RAMP)
Residential Access Modification Program (RAMP) | Alberta.ca
Low income Albertans with mobility challenges can apply for grants to modify their home.
The Straz Strong Foundation
Straz Strong Foundation
The Straz Strong Foundation aims to provide those with physical and mental disabilities an improvement in quality of life through adaptive sports, social awareness through public speaking, and fundraising for rehabilitation needs.
Home - Variety Alberta - The Children's Charity
Variety is a Children’s Charity of Alberta that supports children who are facing physical, developmental, emotional or learning challenges through education, advocacy, and community outreach.
Vecova - Vecova
Vecova is a leading edge, registered and accredited charitable organization that has been meeting the lifelong and changing needs of persons with disabilities and the community since 1969 through our programs and services, social research and innovation and enterprises.
Workers Compensation Board of Alberta
When you're hurt on the job, WCB-Alberta is there to help you get back to work and feeling like yourself again.
You Can Ride 2
You Can Ride 2 – Working together so that all children can experience the joy and freedom of riding a bike
A charitable program of Goodwill Industries of Alberta, You Can Ride 2 is an organization that offers children with disabilities the opportunity to find joy and freedom through movement by reducing barriers to riding a bike.
MEPP | BC MEDEQUIP
Through this Provincial program, Health Authorities will rent equipment on behalf of the patients and clients in BC leaving the hospital or receiving home healthcare services.
BC Housing Rebate
BC Rebate for Accessible Home Adaptations (BC RAHA) | BC Housing
The BC Rebate for Accessible Home Adaptations (BC RAHA) program provides financial help in the form of rebates to eligible low-income households to complete home adaptations for independent living.
BC Palliative Care Benefits
Palliative Care Benefits (Plan P) - Information for Prescribers - Province of British Columbia (gov.bc.ca)
BC Palliative Care Benefits are available to B.C. residents of any age who have reached the end stage of a life-threatening disease or illness and wish to receive palliative care at home, meaning wherever they are living. This can be in their own home, with family or friends, in a supportive/assisted living residence, or in a hospice unit at a residential care facility.
Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program for Persons with Disabilities (RRAP-D) (cmhc-schl.gc.ca)
Provides funding to help modify on-reserve housing to accommodate the needs of persons with disabilities.
Disability assistance - Province of British Columbia (gov.bc.ca)
Disability assistance can help you in you need financial or health support.
Ministry of Children and Family Development
Ministry of Children and Family Development - Province of British Columbia (gov.bc.ca)
The ministry supports the well-being of children, youth and families in British Columbia by providing services that are accessible, inclusive, and culturally respectful.
Adaptive Sport And Recreation | Radsociety.ca
Gives individuals with short-term and permanent mobility challenges who live in or are visiting BC the ability to rent adaptive equipment so that they can ski, snowboard, paddle-board, bike, wake-surf, and hike.
Programs - Disability and Deaf Services — Manitoba Possible
Work to eliminate barriers to full and equal participation through a variety of programs and services for people with disabilities.
Childrens disABILITY Services
Province of Manitoba | fs - Families - Children's disABILITY Services (gov.mb.ca)
This program, provided through Manitoba Department of Families, supports families who are raising a child (or children) with developmental and physical disabilities, to meet some of the additional needs they may have by offering a variety of resources and supports to parents to assist them to care for their children at home in their own communities, where children grow and thrive.
Disability and Health Supports Unit
Province of Manitoba | fs - Disability and Health Supports Unit (gov.mb.ca)
Individuals involved with the Employment and Income Assistance Program, the Children’s disABILITY Services Program and the Community Living disABILITY Services Program may require additional support for health related supplies, equipment, nutritional or diet supplements based on a diagnosed medical need. They offer a streamlined, one-stop-shop to help eligible clients access these disability and health-related supports in a consistent, fair and efficient manner.
Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg
Services - Health Sciences Centre
Assistive Technology Products & Services provide consultation services and specialized electronic and mechanical aids for adults with physical disabilities. These include wheelchair modifications, environment controls, automotive adaptations and many other devices to enhance daily living.
Employment and Income Assistance (EIA)
Province of Manitoba | fs - Employment and Income Assistance (EIA) (gov.mb.ca)
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 by providing supports to employment.
Cerebral Palsy Association of Manitoba (CPAM)
The Cerebral Palsy Association of Manitoba
CPAM is an independent non-profit organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The Association offers information, referral, support, advocacy and use of its library to anyone affected with CP or to those interested in or working with people affected by CP.
Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba
Home | Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba (wcb.mb.ca)
Workers Compensation Board promotes safety and health in Manitoba workplaces and aims to help prevent and reduce the occurrence of workplace injuries and disease. Working with its partners, the WCB promotes safe and healthy workplaces, facilitates recovery and return to work, provides compassionate and supportive compensation services for workers and employers, and ensures responsible financial stewardship.
Spinal Cord Injury Manitoba
Front Page - Spinal Cord Injury (scimanitoba.ca)
Spinal Cord Injury Manitoba works in conjunction with the SCI Manitoba rehabilitation team, and other service and health care providers, this may include directing members towards appropriate community services, assistance with accessing additional funding sources, referral to more in depth vocational counselling, or exploring other interventions to effectively address the complex and multifaceted needs of individuals with spinal cord injuries.
Compensation for Victims of Crime
Province of Manitoba | justice - Compensation for Victims of Crime (gov.mb.ca)
The Compensation for Victims of Crime program provides compensation to victims who suffer personal injury, hardships or expenses as a result of certain crimes.
- Adapt a Home for a Person with a Disability - Adaptation for Independence | Home Repairs and Renovations | Government of Saskatchewan
- Kinsmen Foundation – TeleMiracle
- Saskatchewan WCB | Saskatchewan Workers' Compensation Board (wcbsask.com)
Saskatchewan Aids to Independent Living | Health Services for People with Disabilities | Government of Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan Aids to Independent Living (SAIL) provides assistance to people with physical disabilities to live a more active and independent lifestyle. It also helps people in the management of certain chronic health conditions.