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There are many resources available online for both patients and caregivers. We regularly add new websites of interest, and welcome suggestions and comments on links. Please email us with your suggestions.

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Financial Support

  • Autoplan Insurance Disability Discount, click here
  • BC Home Owners Grant, click here
  • BC PharmaCare, click here
  • Canada Pension Plan (CPP) Disability Benefit, click here
  • Choice in Supports for Independent Living (CSIL) , click here
  • Greater Vancouver Home Builders Association RAMPS Program, click here
  • London Drugs and Manulife Guaranteed Life Insurance, click here
  • Property Tax Deferment, click here
  • Registered Disability Savings Plan, click here
  • For assistance in person, over the phone or through email with the Registered Disability Savings Plan, contact BC Coalition of People with Disabilities (BCCPD). BCCPD can assist you to determine whether the RDSP is a good fit, become eligible, open an account and answer questions. BCCPD at 604-872-1278 or 1-800-663-1278, email rdsp@bccpd.bc.ca
  • TAXES - Amounts transferred from your spouse or common-law, click here
  • TAXES - Caregiver Tax Credit, click here
  • TAXES - Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (aide by CRA to file taxes), click here
  • TAXES - Disability Tax Credit, click here
  • TAXES - Disability Amount Transferred from a Dependant, click here
  • TAXES - Federal Excise Gasoline Tax Refund Program, click here
  • TAXES - Government of Canada - Employment Insurance Compassionate Care Benefits, click here
  • TAXES - GST/HST Specially Equipped Motor Vehicle Rebate Application, click here
  • TAXES - Home Renovation Expenses, click here
  • TAXES - Refundable Medical Expenses Supplement, click here
  • TAXES - Spouse or Common-Law amount, click here
  • TAXES - What can a Person with Disabilities claim as a deduction or credit? click here
  • TAXES - Which medical expenses are eligible? click here
  • TAXES - Working Income Tax Benefit, click here

Assistive Devices

  • Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program for Persons with Disabilities (RRAP - Disabilities), click here
  • Canadian Red Cross Health Equipment Loan Program, click here
  • Provincial Respiratory Outreach Program (PROP), click here
  • Swap & Shop - Canadian Paraplegic Association, click here
  • Technology for Independent Living (TIL), click here
  • TELUS Relay Service for TTY, click here
  • Tetra Society, click here

Home Care and Community Support

  • Government of British Columbia – Home and Community Care, click here
  • Choice in Supports for Independent Living (CSIL) , click here

People Living with ALS Resources

  • ALS forums support group is an all-volunteer support group provided free of charge to anyone affected by ALS. ALS forums is the only fully moderated, absolutely free, ad-free, hassle-free online support group dedicated solely to ALS/MND patients and caregivers.
  • George Goodwin's ALS Independence, click here
  • ALS Centre at GF Strong Rehab, click here

Caregiver & Family Resources

  • Province Wide: BC Hospice Palliative Care Association, click here
  • Vancouver Area: North Shore Resource Guide for Family Caregivers - request your copy by contacting Helen at North Shore Community Resources 604-982-3313
  • Vancouver Island: Family Caregivers’ Network Society (Victoria), click here
  • Vancouver Island: Jim Kazeil Foundation (Assistance for families affected by ALS) , click here

Online

Children’s Resources

  • ALS Canada’s ALS411 program for Kids, click here

 

Research Resources

  • International Alliance of ALS/MND Associations, click here
  • ALS Canada Research News, click here
  • The World Federation of Neurology website, includes information on ALS drug updates and clinical trials, click here
  • National Library of Medicine, click here

Transportation Resources

  • BC Government Travel Assistance Program (TAP), click here
  • HandyDART (varies by community, call 778-452-2860)
  • Hope Air (complimentary flights for those travelling for medical) , click here
  • Interior Health Authority - Health Connections Bus, click here
  • Northern Health Authority - Health Connections Bus, click here
  • People in Motion - Kelowna (loans out Wheelchair Vans), click here
  • SPARC - Parking Permit Program for People with Disabilities, click here
  • Taxi Saver Program, click here

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