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

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Description
  • 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
Eligibility
  • 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 Dimes Assistive Devices Program 291 King Street, 3rd Floor London, Ontario N6B 1R8 Or 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
Fees
None
Accessibility
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
(50) Non Profit ; (80) United Way
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211 Ontario North
Last Verified On January 29, 2019

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