Easter Seals Ontario - Northern Ontario

Site: Thunder Bay

Service: Financial Assistance Programs

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Description & Services
Description (Service) Provides children and youth with physical disabilities who are registered with Easter Seals Ontario with financial assistance for the following (to a maximum of $3000/client/year):

Accessibility Aids:
  • porch lifts
  • portable ramps
  • building materials (for ramp only)
  • van/scooter lifts
  • ceiling track lift system for bedroom and bathroom only
  • portable lifts
  • stair lifts
  • van lifts
  • specialty car seats
  • van tie down systems *Note: Will not consider funding for a lift if for a vehicle over 5 years old
Bath and Toileting Aids
  • bath bars and grips
  • bath chair and seats
  • commode chairs
  • shower chairs
  • transfer aids for the bathroom
Communication and Writing Aids
  • communication boards
  • computers
  • speech and voice aids
  • trays
Mobility Aids
  • wheelchairs (manual/power)
  • customized seating systems
  • specialized strollers
  • walkers
  • batteries for new electric wheelchair
  • scooter devices
  • ankle-foot orthosis
  • knee-ankle foot orthosis
  • TRAFOs (tone-reducing ankle-foot orthoses)
  • standers
Prism Medical Sling Programs
  • Provides replacement slings due to growth; secondary slings are only eligible if a Prism Medical Lift was purchased through Shoppers Home Health Care
  • A request for Financial Assistance is valid for 4 months from the date of approval
  • Funding approval must be given prior to equipment/items being ordered/purchased
  • Parents must pay the first $50 for each request
  • Funding is conditional on the availability of funds; should there be insufficient funds, a wait list will be started
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Kenora District ; Rainy River District ; Thunder Bay District
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and under 
For children and youth with physical disabilities
  • Must be registered with Easter Seals Ontario, under the age of 19 years and have a valid Ontario Health Card 
  • Parents must access all other sources of funding available to them prior to requesting funds from Easter Seals
  • Application submission period - January 1st to September 30th annually
  • A separate application must be completed for each piece of equipment requested

  • A separate application is used for the Prism Medical Sling Program
  • Applications can be found on the Easter Seals Ontario website
Languages English
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-345-7622
Toll Free Phone 1-800-267-3778
Fax 807-345-7180
Website www.easterseals.org
Primary Executive Rhonda Harrison, Senior Development Officer; Phone: 807-345-7622 ext 4; Email: rharrison@easterseals.org
Site Location North Ward
Located In Community Thunder Bay
Address 91 Cumberland St S, Suite 201
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6A7
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Intersection Cumberland St S and Wilson St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Fundraising ; Donations