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Muscular Dystrophy Equipment Program

The Equipment Program, offers funding for assistive devices.  These include access equipment, such as ramps and platform lifts, track lifts and chair lifts.

Eligibility and limitations:

  • The maximum funding per item is $3,000 and the minimum client contribution is $200. The value of the equipment must be more than $200.
  • You must be a registered client of Muscular Dystrophy Canada (register here)
  • You can review list of eligible assistive devices
  • Individuals living with Muscular Dystrophy and related disorders qualify.

To apply:

  • Complete an application form.
    • You will need to include quotes from two different equipment vendors for the requested item.
    • You will need a signed equipment prescription or letter from the appropriate health care professional (occupational therapist, physical therapist, physician) describing the medical necessity for the equipment.

Muscular Dystrophy Safeway Mobility Grant

The Safeway Mobility Grant, in partnership with Canada Safeway, provides contributions toward home modifications and access equipment (e.g. porch lifts, ramps)

Eligibility and limitations:

  • You must be a registered client of Muscular Dystrophy Canada
  • The maximum request per application is $3,000.
  • Individuals with Muscular Dystrophy and related disorders qualify.

To apply:  

  • Complete an application form, including:
    • quotes from two different equipment vendors; and
    • a signed equipment prescription or letter from an appropriate licensed health care professional.

More information:

  • Both programs provide a maximum of $3,000 per application. You can apply to both programs simultaneously, and there is no limit to the number of applications you can submit to each program. But each application must be for a different device or modification. It is possible for a client to have more than one application approved within each program.
  • Funding approval usually takes two to three weeks from the date of application. Vendors should receive purchase orders between two and three months after funding approval. Funding approvals are valid for six months.

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Cerebral Palsy Association of Alberta (CPAA) Funding Request Program 

The Funding Request Program uses fundraising efforts and donations to help Albertans living with cerebral palsy achieve a better quality of life.

Eligibility and limitations:

  • Applicant must be a CPAA client for at least three months prior to submitting an application
  • Funds must be directly supporting a person who has cerebral palsy
  • If the purchase has already been completed, receipts in full must be provided to the CPAA for all equipment, service(s), program(s) and/or item(s). Payment will be made directly to the vendor upon receiving an invoice or to the member upon proof of purchase.

To apply:

  • Complete the application form, including
    • A letter of support written and signed by a healthcare professional (physician, therapist, social worker)
    • A statement of diagnosis from a physician or other healthcare professional clearly indicating the applicant is diagnosed with cerebral palsy

 Cerebral Palsy Kids and Families Funding Request Program

The Funding Request Program funds expenses that directly benefit individuals with cerebral palsy, including adaptive equipment and technology. The maximum funding per calendar year for adaptive equipment is $500 per member.

Eligibility and limitations:

See Funding Request Guidelines

  • Applicant must be a member of the Calgary Cerebral Palsy Association for at least three months
  • One request per calendar year will be considered for each eligible member
  • Equipment must be required as a result of the disability
  • Funding will not cover supplies covered by government agencies (e.g. Alberta Aids to Daily Living) or that are eligible for insurance or group benefits

To apply:

  • Complete the application form, including
    • documentation establishing the recipient member’s diagnosis of cerebral palsy
    • a review of alternative funding sources and determination that alternative funding is not available;
    • a minimum of two quotes for adaptive equipment for which the funding is sought (where multiple vendors are available)