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March of Dimes Canada
Thunder Bay
March of Dimes Assistive Devices Program

  • Assists individuals to buy, repair and maintain a wide variety of mobility or assistive equipment (including wheelchairs)
  • Provides contact information or resources to help individuals find alternate funding sources, if available
  • Assists with obtaining funding from local service groups through partnerships with other organizations
Funding is provided for devices that:
  • Help adults live safely and independently in their homes
  • Allow for discharge from a hospital or rehabilitation centre
  • Help avoid job loss
  • Support opportunities for participation in educational, developmental and community activities
Hours of Operation
Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
  • Must have an ongoing physical limitation that requires the use of an assistive device
  • Must meet the income requirements
Devices not eligible for funding
  • Hearing aids/vision aids
  • Urinary/ostomy/colostomy supplies
  • Prosthetic devices
  • Computers, except as part of Augmentative Communications Aid for face-to-face communication devices for non-verbal adults or environmental controls
  • Devices for exercise purposes
  • Devices for treatment or prevention purposes (e.g. bath lift/lift chairs for the sole purpose of relieving swelling or managing pain)
  • Foot Orthotics other than part of an ankle foot orthosis, knee ankle foot orthosis or custom molded footwear for individuals with severe foot deformities (eg. club foot or claw foot)
  • Home renovations
  • Special recreation and leisure devices
  • Hospital beds and mattresses
  • Ramps (except suitcase or threshold ramps)
  • Lift chairs

Age Requirements: Ages: 19 year(s) and up;
Application Process
Mail completed application with documentation to:March of DimesAssistive Devices Program291 King Street, 3rd FloorLondon, Ontario N6B 1R8Or fax it to: 519-432-4923, Attention: ADP
Note: There is someone available in the Thunder Bay office to assist with filling out the forms
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Legal Status
(50) Non Profit ; (80) United Way
Agency Information
211 Ontario North
   Last Updated On November 5, 2019

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