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Seniors Home Adaptation and Repair Program (SHARP)

The Seniors Home Adaptation and Repair Program (SHARP) was launched in 2016 (replacing the previous home repair grants program provided through the Special Needs Assistance for Seniors Program). This program provides eligible seniors with a low-interest home equity loan to finance home repairs and adaptations.

Eligibility and limitations:

Eligible applicants must:

  • have an income of $75,000 or less
  • be age 65 or older
  • be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • be an Alberta resident and have lived in Alberta at least three months
  • be an owner of a residential property (registered in a land titles office) which is your primary residence

A grant component is available under SHARP to help lower-income seniors who do not qualify under the loan program, but require financial support for critical home repairs.

Examples of home repairs and adaptations covered under the program are:

  • widening doorways or hallways to increase accessibility
  • installing walk-in bathtubs
  • roof replacements
  • plumbing and electrical repairs

To apply:

  • Fill out an application package and mail to Seniors Home Adaptation and Repair Program  P.O. Box 1050 STN Main, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2M1
  • Call the Alberta Supports Contact Centre at 1-877-644-9992 (780-644-9992 in Edmonton) if you have any questions.

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Alberta Easter Seals Give a Kid A Lift Program

This program is provided in partnership with Canwest Elevator and Lifts. It provides a residential elevator in the family home of a child with a disability.

More information:

Read more and connect with the program coordinator

President’s Choice Children’s Charity

 The President’s Choice Children’s Charity provides financial grants for essential specialized equipment to support children with special needs and disabilities.

Eligibility and limitations:

  • The program is for children (age 18 and under)
  • Beneficiaries must have a diagnosed physical or developmental disability
  • The maximum annual household income is $70,000
  • Recipients must be Canadian citizens or people who have permanent resident status in Canada

To apply:

Complete  the application form.  Applications will require documentation including a letter from a third party supporting the request (e.g. teacher, therapist, social services agency), as well as two estimates from vendors or service providers for the costs of requested assistance.

More information: 

Funding approval is valid for six months from the date of approval. Your application must be both submitted and approved before you order programs or services. This program may fund up to $20,000 depending on the request.