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Parent Info

Pivotal Minds strives to help out families as best we can.  Below, find a helpful list of useful resources.  Please contact our Services Coordinator for more information: sharon@pivotalminds.ca



Charitable Organizations

1.   President’s Choice Children’s Charity (PCC)

To be considered a candidate for assistance, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Child (18 and under).  *Can apply up to the day before their 18th birthday
  • Diagnosed physical or developmental disability
  • Household annual income $70,000 or less
  • Must be a Canadian citizen and/or have permanent resident status in Canada


DiagnosisMaximum AmountTerms
ASD$2,500.00If receiving the maximum amount, may reapply after 5 years

Developmental Delays

(Non ASD Children)

$5,000.00If receiving the maximum amount, may reapply after 5 years

Physical Disabilities

(Ex. Cerebral Palsy)

$10,000.00If receiving the maximum amount, may reapply after 5 years

Home Accessibility

(Ex. Wheelchair Access)

$15,000.00

-Also provides funding for wehicles designed for wheelchairs

-If receiving the maximum amount, may reapply after 5 years

Equipment

(Non ASD)

$5,000.00If receiving the maximum amount, may reapply after 5 years

 To apply, visit:   http://www.presidentschoice.ca/en_CA/community/pccc/apply-for-funding.html

#86842 1546 RR0001     1-877-525-4762     Fax: 905-861-2307     Email: PCCharity@Loblaw.ca




2.  Easter Seals Incontinence Grant

To be considered a candidate for assistance, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Children, youth and young adults up to the age of 19 years who are registered with Easter Seals Ontario
  • Children and youth must have a physical disability that restricts independent mobility and has an impact on performing daily living activities.  Eligibility does not extend to children with a primary diagnosis of developmental disabilities such as Autism or a correctable condition.
  • Grant levels $200-$900/year based on approved application from Easter Seals
  • ​Funding is available for only those items that appear on Easter Seals’ approved list.  This list is reviewed on an annual basis
  • Application submission period is January 1 to September 30th annually
  • Funding approval must be given prior to the equipment being ordered/purchased
  • Equipment will not be funded after it has been purchased
  • A request for Financial Assistance is valid for 4 months from the date of approval
  • Funding policies are reviewed on an annual basis and items may be added or removed from the list

To apply, visit:   http://www.easterseals.org/wp-content/downloads/Incontinence-Supplies-Grant-Application.pdf  

#119068377 RR0001     1-800-668-6252      Fax: 416-696-1035      Email: info@easterseals.org


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3.  Ceridian Cares    

To be considered a candidate for assistance, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicant must be 18+ years of age
  • Recipient must be a Canadian resident
  • Recipient must be an individual or family in need of financial assistance related to the types of items supported by Ceridian Cares
  • For the Basic Essentials grant type, recipient annual household income must be at or below the "Low Income Cut Off before tax" level as defined by Stats Canada 
  • http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/75f0002m/2014003/tbl/tbl02-eng.htm
  • For the Quality of Life grant type, recipient annual household income must be at or below the "median total income in their province or territory" as defined by Stats Canada 
  • http://www.statcan.gc.ca/tables-tableaux/sum-som/l01/cst01/famil108a-eng.htm
  • Grants typically range from $200 to $4,000 with a maximum grant of $5,000.


To apply, visit:  http://www.ceridiancares.ca/application

​#809283930 RR0001     Email: info@ceridiancares.ca


Government Programs & Assistance

1.  Respite Care (Ontario)

Ontario funds two programs that can give families a break, or respite, from the day-to-day care of their child with special needs.  Please visit:  http://www.children.gov.on.ca/htdocs/English/specialneeds/respite.aspx


2.  Canada Revenue Agency

People with disabilities may be eligible for financial assistance from the Canada Revenue Agency.  

Please visit:

http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/sgmnts/dsblts/dtc/menu-eng.html

​http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/rdsp/




Financial Planning

1.  Henson Trust

The Henson Trust ensures that any person deemed with a disability  cannot be cut off from benefits.  For more information, please visit:   http://www.autismontario.com/client/aso/ao.nsf/docs/c3397f85f925779085257855004ee352/$file/henson+info.pdf