Muscular Dystrophy Canada

Site: Ontario and Nunavut Regional Office

Service: Support and Resources

Description & Services
Description (Agency) Provides ongoing support for individuals with neuromuscular disorders and their families
Description (Service)
  • Provides ongoing support for individuals with neuromuscular disorders and their families 
  • Increases public awareness and educates communities about neuromuscular disorders 
  • Organizes and participates in fundraising activities 
  • Organizes social activities for members of the Chapter 
  • Provides a large variety of information 
  • Offers referrals to neuromuscular clinics, agencies and other community resources 
  • Works with other organizations to bring about policy changes at the provincial and federal level
 
Mobility Equipment Program 
  • Provides equipment, if something appropriate is available in stock 
  • Offers financial assistance towards the purchase of equipment if the item is not in stock 
  • Does not provide reimbursements
 
Mobility equipment includes the following: 
  • Bathing Items 
  • Lift Chairs 
  • Long Leg Braces/reciprocating gait 
  • Manual Wheelchair 
  • Orthopaedic Shoes 
  • Orthoses  
  • Orthoses/Orthopaedic Insoles 
  • Patient Lifts 
  • Power Scooter 
  • Power Wheelchair 
  • Ramps/Platform Lifts (primary access to the home only) 
  • Rollator/Walker 
  • Seating/Positioning device  
  • Specialized Beds / Mattresses 
  • Specialty Cushions 
  • Ventilators / Cough Assist
 
Peer Support 
  • Provides trained volunteers who support and mentor individuals with similar disorders 
  • Offers resources, tips on coping, and an understanding ear
 
Volunteer Opportunities 
  • Recruits volunteers for a variety of opportunities
 
Volunteer opportunities include: 
  • Chapter members 
  • Event Volunteers 
  • National Board and Committee Members 
  • Office Volunteers 
  • Peer Support
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Nunavut ; Ontario
Eligibility Individuals or their families with any kind of neuromuscular disorder
 
Mobility Equipment Program 
  • Must be registered with agency 
  • Must contain a vendor's quote and a prescription from a qualified health-care professional; prescription may be waived if the requested item is to replace an existing prescribed item
 
Volunteer Opportunities 
  • Completed application required
Application Mobility Equipment Program 
  • Contact Toronto office
 
Volunteer Opportunities 
  • Apply online, Fax or mail
Languages English
Fees Membership - Single, Family ; None
Contact Information
Toll Free Phone Ontario and Nunavut Regional Office: 1-800-567-2873 ext 160 
Toronto National Office: 1-866-687-2538
Fax 416-488-0107
E-Mail infoontario@muscle.ca
Website www.muscle.ca/about-us/regions/ontario-nunavut/
Primary Executive Stacey Lintern, Executive Director, Ontario & Nunavut Region; Phone: 1-866-687-2538; Email: stacey.lintern@muscle.ca
Located In Community Toronto Downtown
Address Muscular Dystrophy Canada - Ontario & Nunavut Regional Office
2345 Yonge St, Suite 901
Toronto, ON M4P 2E5
 
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Intersection Young St and Eglinton Ave W
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Fundraising ; Donations