Personal Supports


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1. Additional Home Owner Grant for Persons with Disabilities

Ministry of Small Business and Revenue

Homeowners with a disability or homeowners living with a relative or spouse with a disability may be eligible for the additional Home Owner Grant.

Email: hogadmin@gov.bc.ca
Phone: 250 356-8904
Toll-free Phone: 1 888 355-2700

Address:
Home Owner Grant Administration PO Box 9991 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria, BC, V8W 9R7

Contacts Page

You can also contact the Surveyor of Taxes or municipal office where you pay your property taxes or your local Service BC - Government Agent's office.

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2. Assistance Program for Students with Permanent Disabilities (APSD)

This provincially funded program is for students with permanent disabilities attending public post-secondary schools in B.C. This is a needs based program available to part-time or full-time students either taking post-secondary level courses or upgrading courses. Depending on your need, grants of up to $10,000 are available for exceptional education-related services and adaptive equipment. If you need an attendant while at school, the grant may be increased up to $12,000. This grant does not cover living expenses, tuition or books.

Toll-free Phone: 1 800 561-1818
Fax: 866 312-3322

Address:
Student Aid BC PO Box 9173 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria, BC, V8W 9H7

Contacts Page

Students should contact the disability services office at their post secondary institution. Disability resource centre staff and administrators may wish to contact StudentAid BC. Phone: 250 387-6100 B.C. Lower Mainland: 604 660-2610 Fax: 250 387-7460

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3. Autism Programs

Ministry of Children and Family Development

MCFD provides two Autism Funding Programs. (1) Autism Funding: Under Age 6 program provides families up to $22,000 per year per child to assist in purchasing eligible autism intervention services and therapies. (2) Autism Funding: Ages 6-18 program provides families up to $6,000 per year per child to assist them with the cost of purchasing eligible autism intervention services and therapies outside of school. This funding is in addition to the educational program and special education services provided through school boards.

Email: MCF.AutismFundingUnit@gov.bc.ca
Phone: 250 387-3530
Toll-free Phone: 1 877 777-3530
Fax: 250 356-8578

Address:
PO Box 9776 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria, BC, V8W 9S5

Contacts Page

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4. Canada Grant for Students with Permanent Disabilities

This program may be used to cover the costs of a wide variety of supports for post secondary students who have permanent disabilities. The assistive technology allowed under this grant is provided by Assistive Technology BC (AT BC).

Toll-free Phone: 1 800 561-1818
Fax: 866 312-3322

Address:
StudentAid BC PO Box 9173 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria, BC, V8W 9H7

Contacts Page

Students should contact disability services/disability resource centre at their post-secondary institution.

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5. Claims

ICBC

For individuals who have been injured in a motor vehicle crash, ICBC helps them to get the support they need. Autoplan Accident Benefits helps with medical costs and wage loss for those injured in a motor vehicle crash in Canada or the USA.

Toll-free Phone: 1 800 910-4222

Contacts Page

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6. Crime Victim Assistance Program

Ministry of Justice

Victims injured as a result of violent crimes may be eligible for benefits that include disability aids and home or vehicle modifications and related expenses. This program replaces the Criminal Injury Compensation Program previously operated by the Workers' Compensation Board

Email: cvap@gov.bc.ca
Phone: 604 660-3888
Toll-free Phone: 1 866 660-3888

Address:
PO Box 5550 Stn Terminal
Vancouver, BC, V6B 1H1

Contacts Page

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7. Disability Supports for Employment Fund (DSEF)

Vancouver Foundation

This fund supports initiatives by non-profit, charitable organizations that will promote the social and economic independence of individuals with disabilities.

Email: info@vancouverfoundation.ca
Phone: 604 688-2204
Fax: 604 688-4170

Address:
Suite 200-475 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC, V6B 4M9

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8. Employment and Income Assistance for Persons with Disabilities

Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation

There are a number of benefits available to disability income assistance recipients. Some examples include: identification fees, security deposits, co-operative housing purchase supplements, emergency moving supplements, natal supplements, guide animal supplements, and medical transportation.

Toll-free Phone: 1 866 866-0800

Contacts Page

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9. Family Fund

Giving in Action Society

The Family Fund provides grants to families who have family members with developmental disabilities or youth (under 19 years) with special needs living at home. The Fund offers one-time grants to help improve the individual's health, development or ability to participate in daily activities at home, in school and in the community. The grant may be used towards accessibility related home renovations and vehicle purchases.

Email: info@givinginaction.ca
Phone: 604 683-3157
Toll-free Phone: 1 866 523-3157

Contacts Page

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10. Federal Excise Gasoline Tax

Canada Revenue Agency

You may be able to claim a refund of part of the excise tax on gasoline if you are an individual who has a mobility impairment.

Toll-free Phone: 1 800 959-8281
TTY Phone: 800 665-0354

Contacts Page

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11. Home Oxygen Program-Fraser

Ministry of Health

The Home Oxygen Program provides assistance with the cost of oxygen and oxygen equipment.

Phone: 604 514-6106
Fax: 604 514-6079

Monday to Friday, 8 am to 4 pm, with 24-hr voice mail messaging

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12. Home Oxygen Program-Interior

Ministry of Health

The Home Oxygen Program provides assistance with the cost of oxygen and oxygen equipment.

Phone: 250 862-4200
Fax: 250 862-4201

Contacts Page

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13. Home Oxygen Program-Northern

Ministry of Health

The Home Oxygen Program provides assistance with the cost of oxygen and oxygen equipment.

Email: HOP@northernhealth.ca
Phone: 250 649-4814

Contacts Page

Contact your local community office.

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14. Home Oxygen Program-Vancouver Coastal

Ministry of Health

The Home Oxygen Program provides assistance with the cost of oxygen and oxygen equipment.

Email: feedback@vch.ca
Phone: 604 301-3814
Fax: 604 301-3829

Address:
700 West 57th Ave
Vancouver, BC, V6P 1S1

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15. Home Oxygen Program-Vancouver Island

Ministry of Health

The Home Oxygen Program provides assistance with the cost of oxygen and oxygen equipment.

Phone: 250 370-8699
Toll-free Phone: 1 877 370-8699
Fax: 250 370-8750

Contacts Page

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16. Kinsmen Foundation of BC and Yukon

Kinsmen Foundation of BC and Yukon

The Kinsmen Foundation of BC and Yukon accepts applications to provide funding assistance for persons with severe physical disabilities to acquire equipment and assistive devices.

Email: daveowen@kinsmenfoundationofbc.ca
Phone: 604 233-1993
Toll-free Phone: 1 866 335-1234

Address:
3-33361 Wren Crescent
Abbotsford, BC, V2S 5V9

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17. National Amputee Centre

The War Amps

The War Amps Adult Amputee Program provides financial assistance to Canadian amputees for the purchase of artificial limbs.

Email: nac@waramps.ca
Toll-free Phone: 1 877 622-2472

Address:
2827 Riverside Drive
Ottawa, Ontario, K1V 0C4

Contacts Page

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18. Opportunities Fund

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

This program provides financial help through a contribution for employment services to people with disabilities. The purpose is to assist persons with disabilities to prepare for and obtain employment or self-employment as well as to develop the skills necessary to maintain that new employment.

Toll-free Phone: 1 800 622-6232
TTY Phone: 800 926-9105

Contacts Page

Applications for local and regional projects are available through your local Service Canada Centre (see link for locations).

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19. Permanent Disability Benefit

National Student Loans Program

This program is available to students or former students who are or become permanently disabled during the lifetime of their B.C. student loan. They may apply through StudentAid BC to have their B.C. student loan forgiven in full.

Toll-free Phone: 1 888 815-4514
TTY Phone: 888 815-4556
Fax: 888 815-4657

Address:
National Student Loans Service Centre PO Box 4030
Mississauga ON, BC, L5A 4M4

Contacts Page

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20. Persons with Disabilities Assistance

Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation

Financial assistance and other supports are available to low-income BC residents with disabilities who: have applied for and been designated as a person with a disability by the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation and meet income and asset based financial criteria.

Toll-free Phone: 1 866 866-0800
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21. Persons with disabilities tax information

Ministry of Finance

This is the main web page for provincial tax information related to persons with disabilities. Information is provided on: Home Owner Grants. Property Tax Deferment, Fuel Tax Refunds and Motor Vehicle Insurance.

Email: CTBTaxQuestions@gov.bc.ca
Toll-free Phone: 1 877 388-4440
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22. Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network (PLAN)

PLAN is a not-for-profit charity created by and for families who have a relative with a disability. Their goal is twofold: to ensure a safe and secure future for your relative with a disability and, in the process, to provide you and your loved ones with peace of mind. In pursuit of this goal they are inspired by a simple but powerful vision: the vision of a good life for all people with disabilities and their families. PLAN provides assistance with future planning and network development.

Email: inquiries@plan.ca
Phone: 604 439-9566
Fax: 604 439-7001

Address:
260-3665 Kingsway
Vancouver, BC, V5R 5W2

Contacts Page

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23. Property Tax Deferment

Ministry of Finance

Property Tax Deferment is one of three property tax assistance programs offered by the province. Property Tax Deferment is a low-interest loan program that assists qualifying homeowners in British Columbia in paying the annual property taxes on their homes.

Email: taxdeferment@gov.bc.ca
Phone: 250 356-8121
Toll-free Phone: 1 800 663-7867
Fax: 250 356-5347

Address:
Tax Deferment Program PO Box 9475 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria, BC, V8W 9W6

Contacts Page

Call toll-free through Enquiry BC (request a transfer to 250 356-8121). For further information, please contact your municipal tax office, or Service BC-Government Agent office (rural).

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24. Recreation Access Card

For persons with low incomes, including persons with disabilities, a leisure access card may be available in your community to assist in covering the cost of recreational activities at your local recreation centre. Ask for an application form at your local community or recreation centre. Some centres have downloadable forms as well.

Consult your local telephone directory for contact information for your local recreation centre.

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25. Rental Assistance Program

BC Housing

The Rental Assistance Program provides cash assistance to eligible low-income, working families with at least one child under the age of 19 and a gross household income less than $35,000 per year.

Toll-free Phone: 1 800 257-7756

Contacts Page

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26. Scholarship and Mentorship

Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians (AEBC)

AEBC is an education and advocacy organization of blind, deaf-blind and partially sighted Canadians, providing advocacy, scholarship and mentorship programs and information resources.

Email: info@BlindCanadians.ca
Toll-free Phone: 1 800 561-4774

Contacts Page

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27. Shelter Aid for Elderly Renters (SAFER)

BC Housing

SAFER provides monthly cash payments to subsidize rents for eligible BC residents who are age 60 or over and who pay rent for their homes.

Toll-free Phone: 1 800 257-7756
Fax: 604 439-4729

Contacts Page

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28. Spinal Cord Injury BC

Spinal Cord Injury BC offers a wide variety of services to support people with mobility impairments. It does not loan or take donations of equipment, but individuals may post items needed or for sale on the classified section of their website. The website also hosts an online resource database.

Email: info@sci-bc.ca
Phone: 604 324-3611
Toll-free Phone: 1 800 689-2477
Fax: 604 326-1229

Address:
780 SW Marine Drive
Vancouver, BC, V6P 5Y7

Contacts Page

777 Kinsmen Place, Prince George BC V2M 6Y7. Phone 250-563-6942

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29. Tax Rebates

Canada Revenue Agency

There are a number of tax credits, rebates and deductions that persons with disabilities may be eligible for.

Toll-free Phone: 1 800 959-8281
TTY Phone: 800 665-0354
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30. Workers' Advisers Office

Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training

The Workers Advisers Office provides advice, assistance and/or representation to injured workers concerning worker's compensation claim decisions or other issues they may have with WorkSafe BC.

Toll-free Phone: 1 800 663-4261

Contacts Page

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31. WorkSafeBC

WorkSafeBC

In the event of work-related injuries or diseases, WorkSafeBC works with the affected parties to provide return-to-work rehabilitation, compensation, health care benefits, and a range of other services.

Phone: 604 231-8888
Toll-free Phone: 1 888 967-5377
Fax: 888 922-8807

Address:
PO Box 4700 Stn Terminal
Vancouver, BC, V6B 1J1

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