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Funding Resources

Sport Dreams Fund Kamloops


Telephone: (250) 828-3581

Up to $500/year for people age 5-18 years, who need it to participate in local sports and recreation programs.

Access 2 Entertainment Card


Provides discounted admission to the support person accompanying a person with a disability to member movie theatres across Canada.

Campsite Fees for Persons with Disabilities


Disability Tax Credits


You may be eligible for Disability Tax Credits if you have a low to modest income and care for a child under 18 years who has a severe, prolonged, and markedly restricted mental or physical impairment. Markedly restricted is defined as: he/she is unable to perform a basic activity of daily living. (Cumulative affects of two conditions that are significant, can add up to a markedly restricted classification.) Prolonged impairment is one that can be reasonably expected to last for a continuous period of at least 12 months. In order to apply, the parent or caregiver must fill out form T2201 Disability Tax Credit Certificate; have it signed by a qualified person - a medical doctor, optometrist, audiologist, occupational therapist, psychologist, or a speech and language pathologist.

Child Disability Benefit


The disability tax credit (DTC) is a non-refundable tax credit that helps persons with disabilities or their supporting persons reduce the amount of income tax they may have to pay.

Child Care Subsidy & Special Needs Supplement


Telephone: 1-866-866-8000

The Child Care Subsidy Program supports low and moderate income families to meet the costs of child care. The child care subsidy can be used to help pay for the following types of care:

• licensed or licensed not required family child care facilities

• licensed group child care centres

• licensed out-of-school programs

• licensed preschool programs

• child care in the child's own home

Eligibility: A parent must meet one of the following criteria: be employed or self-employed, seeking employment, attending an educational institution, have a medical condition that interferes with their ability to care for their child, or have a child who could benefit from a licensed preschool experience.

Special Needs Supplement: Parents eligible for child care subsidy, who have a child designated with special needs, who requires child care, may be eligible to receive the Special Needs Supplement. The SNS provides an extra $150.00 per month towards the cost of child care.

The Registered Disability Savings Plan


RDSP is a savings plan designated specifically for people with disabilities in Canada. The first of its kind in the world, this new tax-deferred savings vehicle will assist families in planning for the long-term financial security of their relatives with disabilities.

Endowment 150-A Vancouver Foundation Program


Telephone: 1-888-707-9777

To help those who want to save, Endowment 150 offers one-time $150 gifts to Registered Disability Savings Plans (RDSP.) In addition to this $150 gift, you could receive additional funds from Canada Disability Savings Grants and Bonds. All this money will grow and will help you have the life you want in years to come.

Variety Club


Together, raising funds and distributing grants throughout British Columbia to inspire hope, enrich lives, and build a better future for children who have special needs.

Presidents Choice Children’s Charity


President's Choice® Children's Charity helps make lives easier for Canadian children. We are committed to supporting children's health and wellness across Canada. Our focus is on childhood nutrition and children with disabilities.

At Home Program


Coverage for medical equipment and supplies, medical transportatoin, therapy, respite care and nursing respite.

Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program for Persons with Disabilities (RRAP - Disabilities)


Modications to homes (includuing rental housing)

Red Cross Lower Mainland Adapted Bike Inventory


To benefit children & youth with special needs whose families do not have the resources to purchase a bike for their child. All bikes must be prescribed by a therapist and the sizing and matching of the bike done by a qualified therapist.

Giving in Action


Telephone: (604) 683-3157

Established in 2006 by Vancouver Foundation, Giving in Action is a registered charitable organization that provides grants to families through two funds - the Family Independence Fund (FIF) and the Children and Youth with Special Needs (CYSN) Fund.

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