New COVID-19 Disability Benefits
The House of Commons passed legislation to give Canadians with disabilities a one-time benefit of $600 to help cover extra COVID19 costs.
The one-time disability payment — which originally was only going to benefit Canadians who qualify for the federal disability tax credit — will now also go to those receiving disability benefits through the Canada Pension Plan, the Quebec Pension Plan and Veterans Affairs Canada.
Visit the Government of Canada’s website for details on how to receive payment: https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html#individuals
The Financial Relief Navigator
The Financial Relief Navigator (FRN) is a tool that was developed to be used to increase the financial well-being of people living on low incomes. It also gathers (in one place) the benefits and relief packages developed for all Canadians at the Federal and Provincial levels of government.
You can check it out at https://financialreliefnav.prospercanada.org
It also navigates between people who already receive any type of social assistance support and what they still may be able to apply for.
Access 2 Entertainment Card
A program for people of all ages and types of disabilities who require the assistance of a support person from going to the movies or 100’s of attractions across Canada. The participating venue provides one free admission for the cardholder’s support person. Click here to learn more.
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TTC Support Person Card
A support person accompanying a person with a disability is not required to pay a fare when travelling on the TTC. Customers with disabilities who travel with a support person on the TTC must apply for a TTC Support Person Assistance Card to be eligible for this fare exemption. A support person is someone who assists the card holder with communication, mobility, personal care/medical needs or with access to goods, services or facilities. Click here to learn more.
Partners 4 Planning
P4P is a family formed and directed non-profit organization providing resources and inspiration to families and their relatives with disabilities. Click here to learn more.
Passport Post Quarterly Newsletter
Passport Post is a quarterly e-newsletter that keeps you up-to-date on program news and provides handy tips to manage your funds. Click here to learn more.
Spotlight on Transformation
Spotlight on Transformation is the ministry’s newsletter for people interested in services and supports for people with a developmental disability.
- information about what is happening in Ontario’s developmental services system
- updates on our progress in improving services and supports, and
- inspiring stories of inclusion in communities throughout Ontario
Click here to learn more.
Developmental Services in Ontario (DSO)
DSO provides you with information about community services and resources and assists you in connecting with MCSS-funded developmental services and supports. Click to access more information: English – DSO | French – SOPDI
DSTO Information Fair Invitation – Wednesday, October 30th, 2019 from 10:00 am-6:00 pm Parkview Manor, 55 Barber Greene Road, Unit #1, Toronto, Ontario M3C 2A1. View invitation (pdf).
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Ontario Disabilities Support Program: Application and Coverage
If you have a disability and need help with your living expenses, you may be eligible for the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP).
- financial assistance to help you and your family with essential living expenses
- benefits, for you and your family, including prescription drugs and vision care
- help finding and keeping a job, and advancing your career
Click here to learn more.
The Disability Travel Card
The Disability Travel Card is for people of all types of permanent disabilities who require the assistance of a support person when travelling with VIA Rail Canada, Greyhound Canada, Coach Canada, and Motor Coach Canada.
When a cardholder presents the Disability Travel Card when purchasing a ticket for travel with one of our participating partners, one support person can accompany them at a reduced fare. The Disability Travel Card holder pays regular ticket price.
If you have any questions about the Disability Travel Card, please contact Easter Seals Canada at: E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 1-877-376-6362 (Toll-Free) or 416-932-8382