- Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association - Assuris: Assuris is an independent, not-for-profit organization established and funded by the industry. It protects Canadian policyholders in the event that their life insurance company should fail.
- Service Canada – Employment Insurance: The Employment Insurance (EI) program offers temporary financial assistance to unemployed workers.
- Canada Revenue Agency - Child Disability Benefit (CDB): a tax-free benefit for families who care for a child under age 18 with a severe and prolonged impairment in mental or physical functions.
- Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefits (CPPD): CPPD provides financial assistance to CPP contributors who are unable to work because of a severe and prolonged disability.
- Canada caregiver credit: The Canada caregiver credit (CCC) is a non-refundable tax credit that you may claim if you support a spouse, common-law partner or dependent who has a physical or mental impairment.
- Canada Revenue Agency: Tax credits and deductions are available for persons with disabilities, their supporting family members, and their caregivers.
- Government of Canada – Assisted Living Program: This program provides funding for non-medical, social support services to seniors, adults with chronic illness, and children and adults with disabilities (mental and physical) on reserve to help them maintain their independence.
- Disability Credit Canada – Disability Tax Credit Guide: A guide about the disability tax credit that can help disabled Canadians receive a substantial refund from the government.
- Ministry of Small Business and Revenue: Tax Benefit Programs For Person With a Disability - Fuel Tax Refund A motor fuel tax refund on the fuel used in a vehicle by persons with a disabilities.
- The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC - Motor Vehicle Insurance) The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia gives a discount on motor vehicle insurance to persons with a disability.
- Government of BC - Home Owner Grant: Home owners with a disability or home owners living with a relative or spouse with a disability may be eligible for the additional home owner grant.
- Government of BC - Property Tax Deferment: Persons with a disability may be eligible for the Property Tax Deferment Program.
- British Columbia Ministry of Social Development - Employment and Assistance for Persons with Disabilities Disability assistance can help you if you need financial or health support.
- Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH): AISH provides financial and health benefits to eligible Albertans with a disability.
- Human Services Alberta - Income Support: Income Support provides financial assistance to Albertans who do not have the resources to meet their basic needs, like food, clothing and shelter.
- Saskatchewan Family and Social Support - Assured Income for Disability: This assured income program is for people with significant and enduring disabilities.
- Manitoba Family Services and Labour – Income Assistance for Persons with a Disabilities Program This program provides financial and employment assistance for adults with a disability who are in the Employment and Income Assistance program.
- Community Unemployed Help Centre: Information, assistance, advice, and representation to individuals dealing with the federal government’s Employment Insurance program and the Manitoba Government’s Employment and Income Assistance program.
- Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP): This program helps people with disabilities who are in financial need pay for living expenses, like food and housing.
- Ontario Works Program: This program offers financial assistance, employment assistance, and emergency financial assistance for those eligible.
- Heart & Stroke Foundation – Your Stroke Journey: This guide provides information and resources related to stroke recovery. Chapter 10 has information on financial support.
- Northeast Community Care Access Centre – Alternate Funding Sources: A detailed outline of the various financial support programs available from government supplements to charity initiatives.
- Canadian Diabetes Association – Financial Assistance Programs: This association provides information on obtaining financial assistance for those who live with diabetes and other chronic conditions.
- Canadian Cancer Society – Financial Help: The Canadian Cancer Society provides information on financial assistance and coverage programs.
- The Healthline: Enter your community name or a postal code to find health and community services in Ontario.
- Ontario Electricity Support Program: If you are in a lower-income home, the OESP will reduce the cost of your household electricity by applying a monthly credit directly to your bill.
- Tax Benefits and Persons with Disabilities: This brochure provides information about the tax benefits associated with an impairment or a disability.
- Retraite Quebec: Find out what the Québec Pension Plan, your supplemental pension plan, your locked-in retirement account (LIRA) or your life income fund (LIF) can offer you.
- New Brunswick Disability Tax Credit: You can lessen the expenses directly related to your disability with the –non-refundable New Brunswick Disability Tax Credit.
- Nova Scotia Community Services - Disability Support Program: The program provides support to individuals with intellectual/physical disabilities and/or long term mental illness.
Prince Edward Island
- Family and Human Services - Social Assistance Program: This program helps you meet your basic needs when you cannot.
- Family and Human Services - Disability Support Program: The Disability Support Program may help you meet unmet needs caused by your disability.
Newfoundland & Labrador
- NL Advanced Education, Skills and Labour - Income Support: The department provides financial benefits and other services to eligible low income people to assist in meeting daily living expenses.
- Nunavut Family Services - Social Assistance (SA): This program helps Nunavummiut meet their basic needs when for various reasons they are unable to provide for themselves.
- Nunavut Education, Culture, and Employment - Income Security Programs: Through the Income Security Programs division, there are various programs that provide funding.
- NWT Education, Culture, and Employment - Income Assistance Program: Provides financial assistance to Northerners to help meet basic and enhanced needs.
- NWT Education, Culture, and Employment - Senior Home Heating Subsidy: This subsidy provides financial assistance to low income seniors to help them pay for the cost of heating their homes.
- Yukon Social Services - Social Assistance: Yukon Social Assistance is a program that provides financial assistance to people who do not have enough money to live on.
- Yukon Social Services - Supplementary Allowance: A supplementary allowance that can be received for eligible Yukoners along with Social Assistance.
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